There’s clever lyrical wordplay, then there’s the fiercely meta linguistic tussling which you’ll find in the Bronx, NY-hailing rap artist, CIV’s latest album ‘Glitched Tapes Vol.1’.
Wit and intellect run rampant through each single, but the perfect introduction to CIV’s relentlessly ingenious style is ‘Hero’.
Energetic beats which marry old school gangster rap with contemporary electronic hip hop blaze behind the bars which are a gift which keeps on giving. Hero is a track which you’ll want to hit play on until you know the lyrics well enough not to let them catch you off-guard with the gritty, clever charisma-dripping creativity.
On the basis of Hero, I can’t imagine that CIV gets invited to all too many rap battles through fear of annihilation.
You can check out CIV’s single, Hero, for yourselves via Spotify.
Review by Amelia Vandergast