Noveliss - Mic Swordz (REVIEW)

Noveliss, one fourth of the Detroit hip-hop group 'Clear Soul Forces' has released 'Mic Swordz' one of the best and more overlooked projects of 2016 in hip-hop. This nine track EP has that perfect, warm, cold, classic, 90's/old school hip-hop vibe. I see an obvious influence from Royce Da 5'9" in Noveliss' delivery. The opening track 'Mic Swordz' is a perfect introduction to this project and Noveliss himself. The second track 'Stryker' is my second favorite track on here. It sounds like something you'd hear on a NBA 2K soundtrack. The third track 'Brand New' sounds like some ATCQ/Gang Starr. You also get tracks where Noveliss is patting himself on the back as an MC with track eight 'One Time'. Along with the scratchy track 'Preem' ft. DJ Soko. The outro track 'Above the rim' was a pretty good ending song with a 'thank you' to everyone who listened to this project, but the track that stood out the most and that I think would have been the perfect outro track was 'Last Words'. My favorite track here without question. With a great beat and great social commentary on police brutality amongst other important issues, Noveliss drops one of my favorite songs of 2016. Overall, this is another example of the working man's hip-hop. After being burnt out on hip-hop for the past month, this was a great welcoming back into the culture for me.

Rhymes = 3.75/5
Content = 3.75/5
Beats = 4/5
Overall = 3.75/5