QUICK EP REVIEW: Gudntentionz – I
The I EP, comprising of four tracks and two skits, is an essential entry to any discussion on rap meets dancehall music.
Out March 9, the project found Gudntentionz closer to the spirit of dancehall than hip-hop and yet he does not shy away from spitting some hot bars, any appropriate chance he get.
His lyrics, uttered mainly in patois, range from concern over an insatiable independent woman (Baad guy),to hopeless romantic declarations (Addiction ) and a rousing anthem of resiliency(Make A Way). The EP title track I is a barbed commentary on false friends and fake love, and yet it also paints clearly that believing in Jah is the key to true happiness. His enthusiasm for singing is obvious and infectious and if his next set can further up the ante, he is going to be hard to stop in the dancehall spheres.
Rhythmically, the record as a whole has an undeniable light, almost poppy feel. Contemporary pop is synonymous with dancehall, hip-hop and Rnb, and those influences are certainly present throughout the EP. However, there are also some notable tracks that gives an edge and new listeners a glimpse into a harder Gudat, with militant rhythms and aggressive lyrics.
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