Real spit — the last time I heard a track called "Ocean Ave," I was a prepubescent shorty belting the high notes on Yellowcard's hauntingly catchy pop punk anthem of the same name. But that was then, and this is now, and now is Ciscero, and Ciscero's take on everyone's favorite street is much more ornate, introspective, and meaningful.
Check out the EARMILK premiere of Ciscero's "Ocean Ave" below, and look for more deets on the record after the jump.
Hot diggity doo-wop damn, Daniel.
Ciscero has such a down-to-earth, unfiltered, charmingly clumsy flow — like he just rolled out of bed and started leaking life bars. Similar to other songs in his catalogue, here Cis hits you with an unrelenting pace that rarely rests on any one line. Some listeners might want to stop and contemplate the lyrical lusciousness they just heard, but Cis has way more dope to cut up on "Ocean Ave."
Cis' frenetic flow is accompanied by an array of succulent sounds, ranging from spacey hip hop vibes to soulful vocals and cathartic piano keys. Features from April George, Diggs Duke, Mannywellz, and MisterNeek give "Ocean Ave" a BIG sound; reminiscent of what you might find on a Kanye jawn, a fitting comparison given the chorus' nod to Yeezy's "We Don't Care." Content-wise, there is plenty to unpack and it's refreshing to hear bits and pieces of real life mixed with pungent punchlines.
While "Ocean Ave" makes a splash, keep riding the wave for more dynamite ditties from one of the DMV's deadliest. And stay woke for Cis' highly anticipated Kids Wear Crowns project, featuring the previously released title track with 120K+ listens.