Sah ril – Art, Fear & Loathing [Album Review]
Actor. Musician. Director. Performance Artist. Writer. Producer. Those are just some words that can be used to describe New Jersey emcee Sah ril. Late last year he dropped Art, Fear, & Loathing: Back Where the Pain Is- Vol. III. After listening to the album I learned three things about Sah.
1) He’s a dope producer
2) Creativity isn’t a problem at all for this guy
3) He has an old soul
I was first introduced to his lyrical skills on Unfinished Business, but with more spins of his music it was clear to see this guy has been producing for a while as well. As a fan of sampling music the right way, it was dope to see how he chopped some classics records including Roy Ayers, Teena Marie, Anita Baker and more. I give mad props to him for the way he flipped Nina Simone on Love It Or Leave It. The flow of the album may seem a little strange, but it’s to be listened to in conjunction with his movie A Day In The Life Redux. As far as lyrics go, Sah ril serves as a great storyteller but isn’t your type of guy if your down with hard punchlines or metaphors. The project is definitely impressive, add Sah to the list of independent artists that continues to make better music than whats in the mainstream scene. Download the album here 80/100