May 17, 2012

Av Young Blaze - “Feeding My Flame”

JonJon and Av Young Blaze‘s finest work together yet. Av has been self-consciously joking that this joint is “emo grunge trap” but he might be onto something. Even his new look, the gold slugs (fangs?) and longer hair kind of recalls Cage’s rebirth circa Hell’s Winter, an emo benchmark in rap if there ever was one. Av growls out the hook from “Come As You Are” and I’m not mad in the least; even though I haate when rappers come to town and try to rap over “Teen Spirit”, I love that local rappers are not too cool to invoke Nirvana as an influence, especially when it’s somebody whose material (and personal history) is as dark as Av’s.

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