“Elite” is yet another original production from Wreck The Rebel, who is joined by Smooth Da Truth, providing the catchy hooks, and VerseBorn delivering essential rhymes – Proof once more that the prolific KonQuest Now collective, keeps releasing pertinent, infectious and well-constructed material, for a genre in dire need of quality and substance.
You know what you’re going to get when you pick up a KonQuest Now release, and with their latest effort, these 3 emcees deliver another almost epic track, with a speaker rattling, bass-driven, acid-jazz beat, neck-breaking choruses and rhymes that are on fire.
I dare you to blast “Elite” through the speakers of your ride and not nod your head. It can’t be done. Let’s pause for a moment to get something out of the way. These dudes are particularly impressive rappers, I don’t think anyone would argue otherwise, and that’s a good thing. Their music would lose its power if it were not dressed in generous helpings of metaphor and wordplay.
Their style works for them, and that just means when they bring in some musical firepower, the results are even sweeter. They manage to transform even the most simplest of lyrics into street operas, and by that measure “Elite” is a symphony.
At times Wreck The Rebel sounds like a San Francisco Beethoven when it comes to working the soundboards. His ability to consistently produce good music deservedly places him in some elite company.
This KonQuest Now collective’s music always consists of great lyrics, superb beats, and originality, while they all seem to work well together, and most importantly they also seem to be dedicated to their fans in spreading their stream of consciousness.
They use their right to speech to its fullest potential and they explain a different world of hip-hop, not the money-boasting, misogynistic clichés. Those unable to see the brilliance of KonQuest Now and any of its crew members are simply consumers, nothing more, and probably a whole lot less – they have no ear for consciousness, social commentary, motivation, inspiration or the effects thereof.
And that’s a darn shame, considering that hip-hop was born purely out of, and of, those very reasons. Lyrically provocative, referentially eclectic, and musically tight, “Elite” is quality hip-hop in every sense.
OFFICIAL LINKS – INSTAGRAM: @konquestagram @verseborn @wrecktherebel