Modesto, CA artist Joe Clyde brings you back to a time when rap was still honest, painting a picture of the struggle and hardship that come along with pursuing your passions. And fresh out of his creative oven comes the single, “Out 2 Get A Million”, produced by Young D and featuring ADHD. The buzz that will be around this, Joe Clyde brand and his constituency is probably going to be tremendous.
Next to a handful of rivals but strong competition nonetheless, the Modesto artist will bring back fervent interest in Cali rappers for a new generation and the old lifers. “Out 2 Get A Million” is ambitious, meets expectations and then a lot more for an overall more satisfactory listening experience.
Joe Clyde knocks it out of the park here, but the behind-the-scenes work by the producer and the featured guest should also be noted. By necessity, Clyde’s flourishing and well-trained rhyme-mind creates many greatly involved lyrics representative of him, his grind, and his family and his struggle to rise to the top. Not just a simple braggart or part-time hustler in more ways than one, Joe Clyde decidedly digs for a deeper meaning in this life. Think of it as a contemporary piece of trap-hop, both daring and innovative, yet seemingly familiar and nostalgic.
Apart from finding Joe Clyde’s lyrics literally insightful — it’s the emotional nature of his delivery. This provides a depth and completeness not possible with traditionally lyric-oriented rap. Clyde’s conceptual side of song-writing and his singing feels purposeful and his themes are sharp. All-round I am certainly impressed – Clyde shows off amazing vulnerability, word-play skills and versatility, making this song connect on so many levels.
“Out 2 Get A Million’s” amazing beat make the track a joy to listen to and Joe Clyde’s bar after bar of introspective lyrical insight , make this hands down one of the catchiest rap singles of the year so far. Now I finally have something to ride in the car with and bang!