By sweeneykovar | September 10th, 2012
I often need help keeping up with music; in fact I actually just familiarize myself with sub-sections that interest and relate to me. Plus, I have a close circle of friends whose taste I trust to turn me onto new things worth checking out.
Frank (or FWMJ, as he is known on the Internet), is one of those people. He runs RappersIKnow, a blog that has been consistently displaying and breaking underground talent that receives little attention elsewhere (the blog isalso sometimes a platform for Frank to rant about various things he hates, because he’s a hater like that). I recently asked him to hip me to something I was sleeping on, and he pointed me to the Wake Up Call EP he released with Scanz. Here’s what he has to say about “Ready For A Change” by Scanz:
“Emcee/producer, Scanz recently released the Wake Up Call EP. This song takes you into a few different worlds as you listen through. The melancholic beat is layered with vocals and keys, with minimalistic drums, leaving open space for the introspective raps. Scanz and Philly rhymer Twizz exchange verses about being ready for change and freeing yourself of whatever may be holding you back.
Toward the end of the song, it switches up into the Frankel remix, where the vocal-heavy beat is screwed and chopped into a whole different, more upbeat vibe.”