New Music Critique: Prime 1

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Prime 1    
Contact: prime1ent@yahoo.com

Web: reverbnation.com

Seeking: Label, Booking
Style: Rap/Hip-Hop

Los Angeles-based Prime 1 is not new to the music scene, having started as a gospel rapper in ‘99. On the R&B-tinged “Still So Untouchable” we hear Prime 1 command the track with an impressive fast flow, easing in and out of different pacings. “My Next Move” is inspirational (“Everything I do is because I grind,”), and we hear the rapper’s versatile sound and voice in more subdued choruses. He is not a bad singer, but we suggest recruiting different artists for varied textures. “Got It Locked” sounds like a track from a whole different artist—“Shoutout from 2015” outs that it is an old track and we can tell—the song is excellent, featuring guests and auto-tune, but also makes it clear there have been personnel changes in the team.