Infused with vintage soul and modern musicality, Riverkid’s debut, self-titled mixtape is the culmination of several years on an upward learning curve in hip hop production. With an emphasis on soulful grooves, eclectic samples and live instrumentation, the mixtape is the full expression of Riverkid’s musical skills and outlook.
Several feature spots provide regular highlights through the mostly instrumental beats. On the epic ‘Exhale’, Kween G (KillaQueenz) lets loose on modern rap, losing inspiration and finding confidence. With powerful vocals and incisive rhymes, Riverkid and regular collaborator EaRelevant (Beat Thieves/Broken Thought Theory) prove their calibre on ‘Still Got It’.