Rytom, D1RTY-C, and King are a crew of new artists who have just dropped the track “Young Savages”. Those unable to see the brilliance of this group have no eye for criticism, social commentary, or affect. Simultaneously celebratory and critical of hip-hop, and the not-so implicit materialism, misogyny, and misanthropy that accompanies the rampant, unchecked masculinity which defines swag (of course, their usage is meant to be ironic), and it’s easy to see the tongue-in-cheek terrain being circumnavigated.
The grotesqueries involved, extend from the outlandish lyrics and their rambunctious approach to cadence and commentary. Refraining from an approach that preaches anything, Rytom, D1RTY-C, and King are more interested in using the very tools that define hip-hop in order to subvert it – playful, lyrically provocative, referentially eclectic, and musically tight.
The beat and tones cannot be discounted, in the least; this is quality hip-hop in the conventional sense.
Let’s face it there is plenty to be mad about these days, so here are artists willing to express this global feeling of angst. This is for all the power-hungry governments, the overzealous police, corrupt enemies and any other conformist thinking.
The overall impression is that these young men, who have a lot of love for music, and a lot of promising talent, are truly enjoying having the ability to spend their time playing around with their craft, making the track a lot of fun to listen to in the process.
As the track “Young Savages” proves, Rytom, D1RTY-C, and King are not afraid to avoid reining in reprehensible language and a menacing beat, it’s what gets them noticed in the first place. The track, in which everyone has a turn on the mic, is a shining example of what the trio can do when they put their minds to it.
Beneath the shock tactics and unruly lyrics are 3 budding rappers, each with their own unique flow and style.
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