Birds of a feather flock together so when I heard that Nobi’s brother-in-law had a new EP titled I Won’t Move I figured it would be pretty good. Sometimes the stars align and things come together like puzzle pieces. Bass’s new ep is a collection of 3 songs he had previously been working on but now have come together at the right time to make a powerful project. Bass is a reggae/dance-hall/roots artist. He spits with a patois but his songs do have an american Hip-Hop flavor to them.
The first song “They Cannot Hold Us” has a hard, grinding, guitar throughout the song that it gives the track marching orders feels. The beat is produced by (another Chauncey brother-in-law) Topp & Chase Priest and according to Bass, Chase Priest played the guitar so hard that his fingers bled. Crazy!
The next song is “But If a Man Test Me” and is produced by Nobi. It has a fonky bassline that gives it a bit of a boom-bap tinge. This EP is definitely fight-back music. If you need a soundtrack while you are rolling-up waiting for your comrades to hit the protest then this is it. If you have a good ear, you will hear Lauryn Hill influence the hook on this one. Shout-out L-Boogie.