Rap, mix, remix and reinstate faith into weary-hearted hip hop fans. Is there anything 7even:thirty cannot do?
Hailing from the magical land of Jackson, Mississippi, 7even has been brewing up mind-melding mischief for his upcoming album, Heaven's Computer in Texas, where his EPs and mixes have been well-received. With the GREATSCOTT Remixes, 7even builds a technological fortress around the sultry vocals of Bilal's "Robots", replete with his own robo-rhymeskills. 7even's thoughtful bars mesh seamlessly with the message Bilal is trying to send.
In a funky style reminiscent of Cee-Lo Green, Andre 3000, Native Tongues and other Southern hip hop/soul artists, 7even's rhymes and beats could leave you feeling enlightened, perhaps even optimistic that maybe the entire genre of hip hop won't end up in Waka Flaka Flames after all. Together with Swedish producer, Erik L, the two produced a fantastically experimental EP called Rhyme Travelin'. One would be truly hard pressed not to find his or her head bobbing even slightly to these synth beats. "Future Flow" and "Time Travelin'" are definitely worth a listen.
As we await Heaven's Computer, we have at least have one track from the album, "Heaven's Radio" to hold us over. An inspiring song with a gripping message, you have to listen closely or you will miss the frequency altogether. Was he really referring to his child as his Anakin Skywalker? Yes, indeed.