Review by Mike O’Cull www.mikeocull.com
St. Geo is a future hip-hop icon on the rise and one listen to his latest release Steam is all the proof of that statement anyone could require. Out now on all major platforms, Steam is a deeply lyrical effort that details Geo’s own issues with power, relationships, and drive. He deals with ideas concerning the isolation of modern life and the unfulfilled need for connection so many people exist with. A self-described “glassy-eyed ghetto child,” St. Geo spits his personal truth in ruthlessly authentic flows that don’t sound like anyone else in the rap game and uses his gritty-but-articulate vocal tone to grab your attention and hold it.
The record starts with the title track “Steam,” a brooding pressure cooker of a song about maintaining faith in the midst of Babylon. The production is spacious and atmospheric and uses an insistent beat to drive St. Geo’s message forward. “Dangerous People” is a leather-tough track built around Jack White’s “Seven Nation Army” bass line. St. Geo has a perfect voice for rap music and uses it exceptionally well here. He cuts through the mix like a hot knife and his rhymes and rhythmic cadences are light-years ahead and beyond any would-be competitors. As an album, Steam is an amazing listen from start to finish but standout cuts like “Queen Save The God” and “Look Of Lords” deserve special mention.
St. Geo is on some next-level sounds and ideas on Steam and has the skills, talent, and uniqueness required to hit music’s highest marks. This is music for the thinking and listening fan who is looking for something better than cookie-cutter mainstream rap. Watch this one close because it’s gonna jump.
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