Kartel SCO has intriguing, atmospheric songs that sometimes meander but skillfully utilize catchy hooks and phrases. On “SCO” the artist uses a counterpoint setup—slow, moody music set against a quick and wordy flow—that sounds cool right up to its abrupt ending. In “Kartel Symphony” a cello brings a consistent poignancy to a saga about violent street beefs. The song presents more than one voice and a recurring line or two that, despite the song’s length, keeps the listener glued. The artist switches from the street to the bedroom for “All Of You/Inside Of You” a sexy, graphic, hypnotic and memorable seduction song. This artist has a consistent, complex vision and the skills to express it.
Style: Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B