The title of YH Sound’s latest single, it is what it is, may sound pragmatic and matter of fact, but you would be hard-pressed to find a better hip hop track that cuts to the core of the darkest facets of society with such precision.
With the energy that YH Sound pours into his rap bars, he could make versing on any topic visceral and galvanising. But with his merciless social commentary and introspection skills, it is what it is unravels as the ultimate vignette of modern urban culture. Turn off Jordan Peterson and into YH Sound.
The vocals take up plenty of room in the mix, but there is still just enough room for the rattle of the 808s and the minor-key notes to bring atmosphere to the dark yet enlivening track that is unforgettable from the first hit.
You can check out it is what it is by heading over to Spotify now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast