De La Soul said it best: 3, that’s the magic number. Also for hip hop collective Alexis Davis, consisting of likeminds Replife, Mecca:83 (a.k.a. Rise), Spinnerty & Simon S. In their own words the new EP entitled 3 is full of “Future vintage boom bap to vibe out and chill to”, a melting pot of hip hop styles and influences.
The 6 tracks on this EP are filled with break beats, scratches, cuts, and samples, all served with a fresh jazz feel and an aperitif of what has been labeled as ‘future music’. Alexis Davis projects a forward-thinking style of hip hop while embracing hip hop’s foundational origins, without strictly holding on to the past. The musical arrangements are narrated by Replife, whose flow and imagistic lyricism shifts from gritty story rhymes to intelligent social criticism to deep metaphysics.
This EP reflects progression and evolvement in hip hop we fully support and embrace at The Find. Stream 3 in its entirety below or buy it on limited edition CD. You can download the song “The Lift” here for free.