As it is said, everything is big in Texas. For years Texas has brought big names into the musical fold; giving the world access to the state’s boundless talent. The Lone Star State’s latest product is an emcee that goes by the name Caucasian. This emerging Hip-Hop artist brings a laid-back, rudimentary style with direct and diligent rhymes. His latest single “Wayside” (produced by Juicy the Emissary) could be best described as an amalgamation of Old and New School Hip-Hop conveyed in a simplistic manner for the masses to enjoy.
Caucasian’s mastery of the monotone flow is fierce, for his smooth voice glides across a bevy of staggered kick, snare and sample sequences like Gretzky on ice in his prime. His complimentary flow structure is highly kinetic and sure to raise a few eyebrows. He garners your attention from the start with a few witty lines to whet the listeners’ audio appetite:
” I like to welcome yall to what the fuck you been missing
A Texas raised Cracker now give my shit a listen
Or not, it don’t make me no damn difference
Mama raised a good man and I’m on a mission”
Unfortunately he keeps with Hip-Hop’s current status quo, rhyming with little conceptual rhyme or reason. At times it can seem like Caucasian is rhyming just to put words together. That’s the track’s only downside. Juicy the Emissary puts things back into perspective, providing a congealing soundtrack for Caucasian’s thoughts. The opening chopped sample sequence appears to be off cue, however within seconds the bass line and bass drum kick in which is followed by a loaded snare which forces heads to nod. A prominent string sample and a well placed sax chord progression coupled with various voice loops make this a great song to cruise with the top down on the byway or to bang out of the box while cooling out on the front porch. The combined skill level of these two artist results in a great sonic experience.