Experimental Hip Hop artist TheTaqee made their 2020 debut with the single “808 Heartbreak”, and it’s safe to say we’re already hooked on their ominously mellow pioneering style.
Hip Hop production being accessible to more artists has made it harder to find distinctive debuts. But it’s easy to feel like we’ve struck gold with 808 Heartbreak which is so dark and experimental that it wouldn’t be out of place in a David Lynch film.
While not one of the seamless progressions in 808 is predictable, you won’t need all too much convincing when it comes to surrendering your consciousness to this beguiling feat of urban ingenuity.
You can check out TheTaqee’s single 808 Heartbreak for yourselves via Spotify.
Review by Amelia Vandergast