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Coin Locker Kid- "Gretle" (Loved)

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Wasn't I just talking about dark, experimental, weird hip hop? Yeah, I was. Let's continue the conversation:

The track streaming above is from a fellow by the name of Coin Locker Kid. The Ghost Sonata is the name of his new, free album/mixtape. It's a lo-fi, awkward, and strangely alluring trip through the dark side of this young dude's mind. While he's not exactly spitting with an insane flow or anything, his lyrics are worth paying attention to--his emotive voice gives a lotta weight to his words, too.

The beat is breathtaking as well. There are all these sharp, bright chorus vocals that have an almost oriental quality to them. The hand percussion all over the track is heavy and deep. It really brings a unique quality to the track. No question.

While I could see Shabazz Palaces fans getting into this easily, I have to acknowledge that the two artists don't have that much common ground.

Hear the rest of Coin Locker Kid's new album here.