In today’s age, technology has flooded our lives with content. Caught in the mire are modern musicians who champion an art form that’s more widely distributed than any other throughout human history. And we, more often than not, overlook the music created by unfamiliar faces because it’s challenging. We’d rather have an easy listen, a known quantity to skim through while we think about something else.
Hearing is easy, but listening is difficult. Welcome to “Why We Like It”, where we rebuke the trends in favor of thoughtful analysis and underknown sounds.
“Fosho” — Vibe World Order
How We Found It
VIBE WORLD ORDER is just one of those groups that sticks with you. “Fosho” is yet another hit, the second from the versatile group to grace our SubmitHub inbox. The New Jersey hip hop collective cites inspiration from N.E.R.D. to Death Grips but remains consistent by continually releasing songs that inspire movement. While I previously wrote about how “004” made me want to dance, “Fosho” has me moving to a different pace.
Why We Like It
Both [rapping and boxing] thrive off the strength of black people. Seriously though, it’s because they’re both arts of mediums that require focus and remaining sharp. You have to stay fit to box, you have to stay fit to rap.” – Reg Mason, VIBE WORLD ORDER for CentralSauce (2020)
“Fosho” plays out across three rounds of verses, bobbing and weaving through the bars with some seriously heavy hits. The swift and floating JTT fills out the first and third verses while the powerhouse Almighty Hendrix surges his way through the second, like he knows he needs to press the knockout before the round ends.
Among VIBE WORLD ORDER, JTT is the Sugar Ray Leonard of the group. His verses are fast, controlled, precise, and unrelenting. He finds a pocket on “Fosho” and rides it through the first verse. He ducks the snares, rolls through the bass, and brushes off the brass while focused on landing one bar after another. Just when you think he’s fading out, he comes back in to close out the track with the third verse.
On the other side of the coin, Almighty Hendrix fills out the middle verse of the track with the Mike Tyson strategy — knock ‘em the fuck out and go home. His flow is dancey but knows when to land a punch and makes it count. The contrast is as sonically pleasing as it is a staple of what I’ve come to expect from VIBE WORLD ORDER. “Fosho” is yet another example of how well the group is able to combine their strengths and support each other. Recently signing a deal with Plus One records has added some fire to their forge, and I love to see great artists and great people getting the flowers they deserve.
From VIBE WORLD ORDER
To be honest, it’s been a rough transition. Going from cooking up at each others cribs together, to just sending beats and vocals back and forth through email has been stressful. We still been getting the job done though, that’s all that matters. In all honestly tho, I just can’t wait for all of this to be over with.”- JTT, VIBE WORLD ORDER for CentralSauce (2020)
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