An emerging hip-hop/rap artist and producer, TIN, releases his debut EP, entitled “The Public’s Enemy”. TIN is known to convey messages through his elaborate choice of words and gives insight to the life of a good person in bad situations. TIN should receive the kind of respect that true rap wordsmiths continually target for themselves because it all boils down to his lyrics.
His insights and observations concerning his generation can be read from his lyrics sheet as pure prose. When backed by the sonic collages of superlative productions, the signature combustion is his own. This EP jibes with a coast-to-coast aesthetic and emerges as the latest chapter in the chronicle of a visionary underground rapper.
“The Public’s Enemy” EP only contains three tracks, namely “Anticipate”, “I Kan’t Breathe” and “The Public’s Enemy”. But it is enough to convince you of the talents and insights possessed by TIN. He studies and lyrically dissects some of our most divisive issues: race, inequality, poverty, and power and abuse thereof…and that’s just the start.
This is one of the best 3 back-to-back hip hop tracks I’ve heard in recent times. TIN totally throws apart the disenfranchisement of African Americans in the USA today.
A lot of the racism and inequality is swept under the rug and people prefer to ignore it, but TIN brings it straight out. I was expecting something great just from reading the song titles, but didn’t quite understand how great the EP is. I skimmed through the tracks to get an idea of what it would be like.
I was impressed, and greatly enthused. From start to finish this literally thrashes the competition…well if you’d like to call them that. Seeing that the rest of the new wave of rappers are more occupied with hooks and beats, than they are with actual lyrics and messages. TIN brings it lyrically on every track. The production is top notch and the flow of the EP is immaculate.
“Anticipate”, which is the lead single, goes in hard and spares no-one, from the government, down to the last man standing, as he digs deep into the American fabric, testifying that he is a wordsmith and a storyteller, painting works of art that are several layers deep. And as each song progresses TIN attacks some of USA’s most pressing racial matters in a straightforward manner that is biting and clever.
The lyrical performances on these tracks, are outstanding, and beats most of the other albums on the shelves right now. But none of this would be as impressive if TIN did not have an exciting flow and an electrifying rhyme scheme which you can witness first hand on the title track, “The Public’s Enemy”. Finally, the lush and layered productions add another perfect dimension to the proceedings. Without a doubt, you need this EP in your collection.