I Just Want to See the Sun Again
By Mike O’Cull www.mikeocull.com
Hip hop artist Kyle Oashu spits enlightened bars detailing his journey towards self-discovery and love on his new release I Just Want to See the Sun Again, which is available now on all streaming platforms. Though it only contains six tracks, the record is an intricate and intelligent chronicle of Oashu adapting to our ever-changing world. His style is far from typical and shows Oashu to be an articulate and thoughtful writer who trades in genuine human emotions rather than street bravado.
From the opening cut “Nimbus,” Kyle is funky and wise. He delivers introspective flows that are genuine and memorable. The production is atmospheric, even when beat-driven, and this excellent use of space does a lot to enhance his rhymes. “My Grandma Lives In Heaven” is hard-edged, personal, and progressive, telling the story of a forsaken killer who admits he’s been his own undoing. It’s a subtle yet cutting-edge track that shows how much artistry hip hop remains capable of. All six songs deserve some love but be sure to appreciate “Glasswinds” and “Pretty Little Monster.” Kyle Oashu is a unique and vital presence on the US rap scene and I Just Want to See the Sun Again proves he’s deserving of a major come-up.
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