Hood Illustrated

Hip Hop Isn't Dead... It Lives In The HOOD

“Smalltownboy”, a cover of Bronski Beat’s famous hit, is going to be released on 16 April 2021 by Emic Lo-fi/Hip Hop, signed by Sonny Hollis and Frankie Flow.

The duo from Campania completely overturns the original song, stripping it of its synth pop mood and reworking it in a minimalist key with clear Lo-fi/Hip Hop influences: the clean sound of the electric guitar is the backbone of a version that is driven by a dry groove and Frankie Flow’s brilliant voice.

The Lo-fi/Hip Hop influences can all be heard in the rhythm of the beat and in the overall sound, which is deliberately intimate and direct. The choice, surprising to the ear, to minimise the impact of the refrain through dynamic breaks, enhances a cover that by its very nature wants to go in the opposite direction to the original. The absence of the riff that made Bronski Beat’s original version famous is a clear stylistic statement of intent.

With this operation of musical and stylistic de-construction, the most intimate and intense sides of a famous and glossy world hit of the 80s emerge. Sonny Hollis and Frankie Flow succeed in adding personality and originality to a song that already has a precise identity: moving from the 80s of the 20th century to the 20s of the new millennium and from sparkling synth pop to the most contemporary and minimal Lo-fi, the duo gives new life to an iconic song.

Behind the creation of this cover there are not only artistic motivations, but also the desire to send a precise message. Sonny Hollis and Frankie Flow themselves clarify: “Small Town Boy is an intra-generational anthem that speaks of the discomfort of those who struggle to assert their identity. We wanted to recapture the central message of this song by stripping it down completely, with the aim of bringing out the more intimate and intense side of this pop masterpiece.”

Connect:

https://www.instagram.com/emic_lofi_hiphop/
https://www.instagram.com/imsonnyhollis/
https://www.instagram.com/mrfrankieflow/

Views: 19

Comment

You need to be a member of Hood Illustrated to add comments!

Join Hood Illustrated

Hood Illustrated is the #1 Hip-Hop publication based out of the Midwest. We cover everything that has anything to do with Hip-Hop culture.

Mug Shot: KC - Publisher

Contact us for your business and music promotion @HOODIllmusic@gmail.com

HOOD ILLUSTRATED GLOBAL

Thank You For Supporting The Hood

 

---------------------
MIXTAPE / MUSIC  DOWNLOADS: 

** Click The Cover **

Ron Ferg Presents:
Lansing - The Mixtape

HOOD Illustrated Soundcloud Page 

#HIPHOPRESOURCE BRANDS YOU SHOULD NETWORK WITH ON IG 

Members

Events

Latest Activity

ArtistPR posted blog posts
2 hours ago
Boss posted blog posts
8 hours ago
Marissa MJ Savino posted a blog post
14 hours ago
Traps N Trunks posted blog posts
14 hours ago
Deejay Smoke (@PromoMixtapes) posted a discussion

“i Luv3 M3" Ft Moneybagg Yo Reaches New Levels As Vi City Preps His Album "CityLi3:"

Vi City ft. Moneybagg Yo – “i LuV3 m3” (Music Video)Vi City, hailing from Chicago, IL, continues to…See More
16 hours ago
Chance Livington posted a blog post

KIlla Tee Goes Big On Debut Double Single Visuals, "Kill Em'" & "Yellow Tape"

Killa Tee is back with a vengeance on her debut double single and music video titled "Kill Em!" and…See More
19 hours ago
Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records posted a blog post
yesterday
Boss posted a blog post
yesterday
DaPlug1 posted a blog post
yesterday
Traps N Trunks posted blog posts
yesterday
ArtistPR posted blog posts
Tuesday
MuthaF**kinBoss posted videos
Monday
Boss posted blog posts
Monday
Evan Parker posted a blog post
Monday
Tampa Mystic posted blog posts
Monday
Traps N Trunks posted blog posts
Monday
Samhoody posted a blog post
Sunday
Boss posted blog posts
Sunday
Marissa MJ Savino posted a blog post
Saturday
Boss posted blog posts
Saturday

About

GoldenTechs created this Ning Network.

© 2021   Created by GoldenTechs.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service