The Bay Area is home to a unique musical movement. You can find almost any type of artist there ranging from playful to pimpin, gaming to gangsta or from abstract to articulate. Profound underground emcee Kasi Rocswell encompasses all of the aforementioned skills plus more on his latest single “Maction”. Rocswell takes the listener on a tour of the Yay and gives a ground level view of the Golden State’s best-kept secret.
This self produced track offers a collage of sounds that will have heads nodding in unison from the beginning string riffs. The bass line is as thick and heavy as the boysenberry syrup that coats a fresh stack of hotcakes from your local IHop. Synthesized keys are similar to eggs, lightly fluffed and spread out in perfectly placed sequential order. The kick and the snare serve as the plate for this delectable order and provide a firmly structured foundation that acts as the fulcrum that balances this melodic collection of sounds. These sounds work in concert with each other and afford the listener a tune that would whet their auditory appetite.
Kasi Rocswell ‘s lyrical abilities are if full bloom on this palatable piece. He expertly illustrates life in the Yay; hanging out on the strip, blowin trees, dodging bullets and dealing with the belligerence of the law. His flow is unmatched as he spits these picturesque lines: “Shot after shot or funerals/We hate the police and know the feeling’s mutual/Random violence aint random, nothing is unusual/Slip in my town, get nailed like a cuticle”. The flow patterns the Rocswell uses are simplistic, however his prolific content and creative banter showcases his emceeing capabilities.
Maction is a excellent feel-good track that chronicles the interworking and sociological aspects of life within the walls of a megalopolis. Its harmonious production is the catalyst for the main course lyricism that chef Rocswell has skillfully prepared. His recipe for success is solid as reflected in his awesome sounds and deserves to be in Heavy Rotation.