Alpha23 – “Ease Up”


Atlanta-based artist Alpha23 shows a catchy sound on “Ease Up,” seamlessly swapping between fast-paced verse fluidity and smooth R&B-laden hooks. The track comes via 5-song project 20/20 VISION PACK, which ranges from aggressive hip-hop to more melodic takes like “Ease Up.” The track’s meshing of more spoken-word hooks and fast-paced vocal movements powers a climactic feeling throughout. “Ease Up” touts the accessibility of radio-friendly fare, while also showing atmospheric prowess. The lush, key-laden backing combines with a melodic lead for stellar results.

“Ease Up” and other memorable tracks can also be streamed on the updating Indie Hip-Hop Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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