It's been a while since we heard from emerging NY-based rapper, Nello Luchi, who popped on our radar some years back with her brand of dark, moody hip-hop. On her newest effort titled "MAABA," she embodies the spirit of a messenger here to save the world with a powerful message. Luchi makes use of a laid-back and somewhat choppy flow to accentuate her lyrics as she implores listeners to become more in tune with their ancestral past in order to grow beyond individual mental prisons. She employs producer to K'riem Scott to craft her an ominous canvas for this to happen and the result is a sonically arresting piece ripe with insight, metaphysical elements, and of course that good old bravado to engage the more hard-headed listeners.
Luchi adds via email that "MAABA" is essentially a spiritual superhero theme music for her kinfolk and the title literally means 'the soul that sees.' No project has been attached to the single as of yet so it seems to be a one-off affair from the Brooklyn-based underground emcee.
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