P.C.P.">
4
| Columns |

Serum's "Afro Pick" Is a Thick, Deep, and Angular Appetizer Off New Album P.C.P.

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Here's a track from our very own MC Serum off his upcoming sophomore release, P. C. P. (Pre-Campaign Propaganda), which is slated to drop this month.

That's good news for fans of his 2008 compilation mixtape Calm B4 the Brainstorm and 2009's full-length debut Brainstorm Troopah. While I haven't heard the upcoming album in its entirety yet, this single is a good indication of what's coming. Serum's delivery is thick. And there's something soothing in his deep voice and angular elocution.

His subject matter on this track is heavy on the Afro-centric, and quite in time for Black History Month with its message of empowerment and African-American grandeur. I like to see this in South Florida, especially with the rise of intelligent, underground hip-hop having a renaissance locally. This is important.

Produced by Belarusian mastermind Mistapool, the song's got a nice minimalist piano and drum line, broken by the occasional scratch and jazz-like, echo-y wash. In fact, "Afro Pick" would be right at home with some of the more exciting hip-hop produced during the '90s. It's a good appetizer for the upcoming album.

Download: Serum's "Afro Pick"

Follow Crossfade on Facebook and Twitter @Crossfade_SFL.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.