Atlanta-born Hip-Hop artist Navé brings a head-moving, foot-stomping Indie Hip-Hop sound with an edge. The rapper infused his passion in his debut EP Fragments, stating “I am King” and living up to it with only “a dollar and a dream” in the introductory track King. The release moves on with an alternative rap sound, mi-ethereal, mi-reflective with the accompaniment to match. If the rapper was a king in the first track, he is now no less than a god in second track I am Thoth. The sparse electro sound contrasts with the expectations assoicated with Egyptian divinities. However, there is an obvious reference to the godly specialism in writing and magic. In addition, Thoth was said to be self-created, a continual analogy that is not lost on us. Carousel has an original because quite subtle use of contre-temps. The production feels like a march to the throne that the musician is revendicating throughout the album. The theme is definitely prominent and this release seems to come out to claim (or reclaim) a crown in the Indie alternative hip-hop genre. Track Maybe is a harmonious continuation of the vibe even as it brings in new variations. She be like is a track that fuses electronica and hip-hop with elements of opera to give a different perspective to the EP. Witness, the last track on the EP, offers a closing that takes us to a more traditional take on his rapping, even the introduction of a bass-like voice over.
Navé’s musical emancipation really came to fruition when the hip-hop artist moved to New-York. It is there that the poet’s writing and word choice found some grounding. He then studied MCs, which inspired the creativity in his flows and pockets. With this EP, he has created for himself the opportunity to manifest his talent, and work with great artists and musicians. Navé says that he’ll “never stop creating dope art and sharing [his] words” and we look forward to more of this multi-faceted creative.
The debut album FRAGMENTS from NAVÉ is available on all platforms. Here it here and now.
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