Rapper Thrice Authentic shows he can make a lot with a little, as in “Mama,” a song that showcases all of his strengths: a hooky, commanding flow that fluctuates with skill; an edgy, menacing beat; and a vivid street-wise scenario. In this case we hear the tale of a hard-eyed realist who resolves to provide for his kin despite the odds. (We like the edgy track’s use of bells for dramatic atmosphere.) “Deep Thought” is another “provider” monologue, from the point of view of a man behind bars and his determination to endure and thrive again. “Same Ish” continues the artist’s focus on dog-eat-dog street life, but this time he uses an eerie organ that seems to wheeze with sinister intent. A clever, promising artist.