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Wondu Proves He Is The Boss

Any musical genre is built on two forces. One playing by the rules, coalescing the genres traditional sounds and accepting its place in the pack, the other pushing the boundaries, testing new waters, beating fresh paths through previously uncharted territory. Wondu is defiantly in the latter category. Yes, Bossman Freestyle is built around a hip-hop vibe and a rap punch but not like any you have heard before. This is hip-hop stripped to brutal and basic building blocks, the beats and the lyrics, and then put back together using stark and edgy street raps and just enough music between the beat and the vocal delivery to smooth things over.

Many artists falling into the loose urban collective try too hard to push boundaries and fuse genres which have no place being intertwined. Usually this is the sonic equivalent of dropping a hand grenade into the middle of the listener’s expectations and then trying to rearrange the debris into new and pleasing shapes. Sure, you really shake things, and then some, but you also find that the result is normally, well…a total disaster. Wondu is happy to work in more familiar territory he just has the ability to strip things back to basics, make things more intense, more honest.

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