Young Atlanta rapper Raury has just released a fresh new gem titled "Forbidden Knowledge," produced by Malay and featuring a verse by "King of the South" Big K.R.I.T.
The sound collage work in "Forbidden Knowledge" is as intelligent as the thought-provoking lyrics. Starting with an aggressive lo-fi kick drum, the track opens up into a world of dissonant jazz harmonies and overlapping musical textures such as a harp, acoustic guitar, and high synth droplets all mixed underneath the hazy, sampled chorus.
This 'unfolding' approach to the song's form and production only reinforces Raury's lyrics, "There's a universe in her afro, hold us back though power in the black folk, well that's forbidden knowledge."
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