Whether he’s coming in aggressive or keeping it more mellow, one thing remains constant – Aaron Cohen always keeps it raw. “Street Meat,” the latest drop from Cohen, features a very relaxed energy from start to finish. Despite three different artists – four including DJ J Hart – bringing their unique perspectives to the record, “Street Meat” is calm, cool and collected from start to finish.
But don’t let the demeanor fool you – Cohen, Trizz and Kyle Bent fill the sonic landscape with blunt statements and keen observations as they deliver their respective verses. It almost plays like each artist rattles off their own “this is my life” soliloquy, simply talking with authentic composure. There’s an essence of rapping about “nothing” present throughout “Street Meat” – they’re passing along commentary on their lives, their surroundings, their artistry and the people they cross paths with – which gives the song a free-flowing vibe. Of course, the “nothing” is really everything, making the cut highly relatable.
DJ J Hart has proven to be a worthy accomplice of Cohen, continuously hitting him with top-shelf production. Hart’s “Street Meat” instrumentation is as mellow as the delivery of each emcee, coupling with the prose to result in a somber presentation that is highlighted by the complete lack of heavy knocks or abrasive energy.
The Red Tape is coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy the slew of records Cohen has dropped in the ongoing roll-out of the album. “Street Meat,” which may be my personal favorite of the pack, is available now on all your favorite streaming platforms.
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