Given the state of our society, I find myself consistently surprised at the lack of socially-inspired Hip Hop on the airwaves. East London Rap artist Haz has more than made up for the shortfall with his debut single Midas.
There’s a slight nuanced touch of Grime in Midas, yet, it is a track which is bound to appeal to any fans of the Hip Hop greats such as Biggie and Tupac. As well as holding a stark mirror to contemporary injustice, Midas lays down a smooth Old School jazz-soaked beat which amplifies the reflective feel of the multi-layered soundscape.
It may be a debut single, but Haz has perceptibly learned a thing or two working as a producer and an engineer in their studio for the past 6 years. Debut Hip Hop tracks don’t often come as polished and as radio-ready as Midas.
You can check out Haz’s single Midas for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
Review by Amelia Vandergast