Dark Matter is a horror-core hip-hop artist, releasing his 3rd album “Incongruous Inamorata”. A conscious sense of self-importance is key for rappers who are attempting to stamp their place in the scene. Enter Dark Matter whose third studio-album has a common thread of attempting to assert supremacy over groupies, struggle rappers, and mainstream hip-hop as a whole.
This dedication is apparent as he smoothly uses the spoken word over his beats with an acute awareness of how to alter his flow at every miniscule shift in the music. His confidence permeates through the speakers, as he tackles a variety of conscious, social and political themes.
Dark Matter displays a sense of disillusion with society that can be felt through the interrogative tones that finds him at his best throughout the album. What holds these songs together more than anything else is Dark Matter’s defiant anger which makes him so captivating to hear.
There is a serious depth beneath the veneer that doesn’t fit the conventional. He is someone most mainstream fans would look past but this new album, “Incongruous Inamorata” could change some perspectives on that choice.
Truthfully I think Dark Matter is one of the more surprising and better spoken word artists. Besides the polarizing horrorcore sound, he is probably overlooked by the mainstream because of the fact he isn’t a hood or trap rapper. He isn’t cool or all about swag either.
The thing is, if you’re fond of, or used to showy machine-gun rapping, his voice won’t be the most conducive to constant listening but the biggest issue is perception, he isn’t in the ‘cool’ mainstream of urban culture, so he will always be looked at differently but he is well worth listening to – precisely because he always has something important to say. Unlike the hood or trap rappers.
Dark Matter has no boundaries with what he raps about, meaning if something is on his mind, he’ll tell you about it. This latest album is no exception.
He is also one of the best storytellers in the rap and spoken-word game. He displays this ability on some of my favorite songs on the album, such as “Europa Rebirth”, “Life Experience”, “Power Of Suicide”, “Suicide 2.0” and “Wonder Why”.
You can feel the sincerity and honesty in his voice as he explains what’s going on with him…and us during this time of our lives. But Dark Matter can do much more than tell a good story. He will make you think. There are many tracks here that dig deep into his thoughts and feelings about cultures, religion, government, and consumerism (among others).
Whether you agree or disagree with his messages, these songs are real, straight from the heart, and mind opening!