Check Out Our Review of EXD's "A.C.R.O.N.Y.M."
In the midst of the self-absorbed, Bugatti-worshiping dribble that passes for rap today, I bring to you a breath of fresh air. Exiled Dynamic (aka: EXD’s) debut album, A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. pulls electronic and hip-hop elements together to create a nuanced and inspired body of work.
“Whoa, Magnetic, this is so not electronic music..."
Yes, and in times of overproduction in both quantity and quality, true talent, electronic or otherwise, sticks to the fringes until genius and insight inspire one to level-up. EXD hits home with the classic vibes of hip-hop’s beginnings, soulfully mixed with chaotic undertones. Check back to the turn of this century, Jurassic 5 took the Billboards by storm with “Quality Control,” a laid-back party anthem that broke from the traditional “boom-bap” beats and thug-life lyrics… and people loved it. A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. is a blast from that past, calling forth vibes from days gone by and infusing them with a post-modern hip-hop twist.
In a time where the market's run by goons and ghostwriters, A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. puts them all on notice. Of the three (Wills Killz, Chocolate Brown, and King Kalie), Wills Killz takes on the production for the group, and while most rap artists run their mixes through their “friend’s cousin whose next door neighbor is a producer,” EXD is the genuine article, running all their mixes through Wills, who then runs it through ProTools and into your ears.
A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. is an homage to generations of greatness. Between J. Dilla’s “Life” instrumental (which is in turn a sample of Miles Davis’ “Blue in Green”) in the song “D.G.A.F.W.Y.T.,” and the classic vibes exhibited by T.M.P., Exiled Dynamic breathes new life into a dying art. No doubt genius and insight will be arriving any day now, contract and pen in hand. All it takes is some love from you, the audience!
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