Motivated by troubling current events blended with a love for ‘90s Hip-Hop, the Colorado by way of NY emcee Chop Clark delivers his potent and politically fueled new single, “40 Acres,” produced by Frank Dutch.
As the emcee tells it, he wanted to provide listeners with a sound that’s just as modern as it is nostalgic. It’s a track that embodies the sample-flipping Boom bap style that leaves your head nodding because Dutch kills it on the boards, but it also pulls you in with its timely and relevant lyrics from Clark.
“I wanted to take the listener back to the ‘90s and still speak on current events,” Clark explains, while noting that “40 Acres” is very much an ode to the Wu-Tang Clan. He shows love to the legendary rap crew not only through actual shout outs—listen up about halfway through—but also in staying true to the sound they created.
And for those loving Clark’s approach on “40 Acres,” you’ll be pleased to know it’s a proper introduction to what he’s bringing on his new project, Reconstruction. He says that you may hear some different and varied sounds on the album, but that it will all remain rich in content. Clark shouldn’t have a problem doing that as long as he keeps delivering fire like this, particularly that passionate closing verse over Dutch’s beat changeup.
“40 Acres” is now available for stream and download through all major digital retailers via Chopworks Media. Stay tuned for more leaks and visuals set to appear on Reconstruction, which is due out November 2017.
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