New Music Critique: Shaheed404  

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Contact: contactme@shaheed404.com

Web: atlantafunk.com

Seeking: Review
Style: Hip-Hop

GA-born Shaheed404 made a name for himself with debut Everlasting in Atlanta Funk. 404 would be considered a conscious rapper. Channeling A Tribe Called Quest with throwback arrangements, the single “Midnight” is sparse, relying on a murky bass and simple 808 beats. “Homecoming” demonstrates excellent risks in production, impressive panning and dropped EQ, but the basics––being able to determine vocals clearly amid other elements––can use work. The forthcoming follow-up, Season 2, boasts lead single “What U Want,” which features ghostly panning vocals over melancholy swirling guitars. “W.U.W.” has some of the catchiest melodies and biggest hooks, although the doubled vocals do not come in clean.