Golden Era is a fun piece of nostalgia from Minneapolis-based rapper Vision the Kid. Released as a mixtape via Be Easy Records, it shows Vision the Kid spitting expertly over a series of classic ’90s beats (courtesy of Noam the Drummer). For an eclectic hip-hop listening experience it’s an awesome listening experience, often shifting between melodies every half-minute or so. Certain shifts are flat-out brilliant – like at 03:28, when an energetic hip-hop delivery shifts to a suave and mellow piece of R&B, with this followed by a take on soulful funk before returning to more energetic hip-hop. This is a very well-balanced release that touts Vision the Kid’s eclectic delivery, showing precisely why was voted ‘Best Local Rapper’ in the Minneapolis publication Vita.mn.
Check out the equally great side B, as well, below: