REP Ushers In An Era Of Peace

Hello, Peace may come bearing labels that declare it to be from the hip-hop and rap stable but there is a lot more going on here than such a label hints at. Yes, there are some pure rap salvos and the song drives on a groovesome and smooth hip-hop beat but these are balanced by soulful and sassy R&B vocals. And even beyond this effective boy-girl vocal trade off, the music behind is deft and dexterous, its synth washes, peripheral electronica and pulsing bass  raising it effortlessly above the usual hip-hop, trap-rap fayre.

In short, REP delivers the perfect sound for the modern music fan, just the right blend of old school familiarity and new ideas and the result is a slick and groove-laden, R&B infused track, one perfect for the clubland dance floor, urban aficionado and pop picker alike. There was a time when R&B sat on one side of a certain musical divide and music deemed cooler or more cultish sat on the other. One of the aspects of our non-tribal, post-genre musical world, is that as the various barriers have been kicked down, as rules and traditions have been abandoned, the more commercial has been allowed to merge with the underground, or more importantly a whole generation of musician has grown up not even knowing that those restrictions even existed.

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