Reverse Mechanic is a hip hop artist from Minneapolis, MN. He has embarked on a year-long project called “The Mixed Ape” and is releasing new songs, videos, and content every month for the year. Reverse Mechanic’s latest single release, entitled, “The Box” is a response to hatred, bigotry, and societal pressure not to stand out or be different. In the midst of so much racial, political, gender-based, and general social tension; it is important to celebrate our differences and remember that humanity cannot fit in a box.
What can I honestly say about Reverse Mechanic? He is literally the man! A true artist in every sense of the word. I can say that conceptually he is one of the best at it.
When he creates a track he goes all out. Some people may think I’m hyping him up too much, but I honestly recognize real talent – the different flows that he busts out, on every song you will find something new.
Reverse Mechanic is a complete open book. The way he blends different genres of music, the way he spits at lightning fast speeds but is still completely understandable. And his honest storytelling is truly an inspiration too. He is the complete deal.
It’s also in the way “The Box” flows, and the messages it sends you: “Let’s turn this sentence into a reality: that all men are created equal, every nationality, every style, every creed, every partiality, every sex, and indeed, every sexuality. Every human person should be treated with morality.”
Lyrically this track is certainly up there in the front running of his catalog, as Reverse Mechanic continues to push the envelope by trying to give everyone something different.
He isn’t just making ‘safe’ songs for the mainstream or for the radio and seems unafraid to speak his mind or to be a pioneer in his craft.
The symmetry between production and rapping is impressive as Reverse Mechanic weaves through his vocal tricks and acrobatics over a piano-driven melodic soundscape, making this a real treat to listen to.
This track feels like a welcoming event to the industry, letting them know the only thing truly strange is them neglecting good, pure and hard work in the art form of music.
From production to lyrics Reverse Mechanic knows exactly what to do. If it wasn’t for up and coming artists like Reverse Mechanic, and a few others, rap would be dead already.
It’s a genre that will fall into pop oblivion if these guys don’t come through. Get it, Mr. Major Label Man?