Review of Monsters by The Scribes
Its been a while since we covered a new up and coming Hip Hop act. Well I had never heard of The Scribes and I wasn’t sure what to expect when I opened the link sent to me. But on initial listen I liked it straight away and you know what, I like it more with every play.
‘Monsters’ is a bit different from what you would normally expect in UK hip hop. It has a US feel to the rap, although the rap is definitely from a UK standpoint. The music arrangement is accomplished and sounds like its from a more established Hip Hop act. The singing in the chorus adds a bit different and given the title could play a role in Halloween parties up and down the country in a few days time.
For me ‘Monsters’ has accomplished rapping, a good intro to unusual but good vocals and a strong musical backdrop. This could be a new direction for UK hip hop, moving us away from the grime based hip hop we have now. Or maybe its just a good addition or new angle to the whole genre. Either way, you have to listen to The Scribes. ‘Monsters’ is a quality tune and deserves to do well.