Raptum’s Delight

soundcloud.com

Today’s fix comes from Leyton, London, England.  If you question whether hip hop can transcend regional and national boundaries, I bring you Raptum of the D.O.O.R. collective.  I stumbled on the video for “Hear The Sirens” last week via Twitter and his debut project, The Rorschach Test,  has been on rewind since.

London’s hungry, young  MC’s soak up global influences and turn them into grimy, personal long-playing soundtracks.  Raptum tackles life, love, and the weight of the world through his unique lens on The Rorschach Test. He’s at his best when utilizing a rapid-fire delivery to destroy the beat.  He spits like a Cockney Lupe on the soulful “Peace”, and channels his inner Common on “Psalm 23: Christmas Rainbow”.   Most impressive is the sequencing of the tape, leaving you with the feeling of an album rather than a freebie.

Only 18 years young, Raptum’s clearly a student of hip hop.  He brought a solid debut to the table with The Rorschach Test, and I’m anticipating more fire as he readies his next project.  Grab the tape for free at http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/raptum-the-rorschach-test-mixtape.69337.html, and follow him on Twitter @raptum_.  No sleeping kid, you’re officially on the radar.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s