Hip Hop Artist Tries A Little Tenderness

Tha Sleepwalkers is not a group, he wants you to know. He’s a solo artist that goes by that name – one that makes you think he’s a group. Confused? That may be his goal – to keep you guessing – because he knows you’re expecting a certain sound when you listen to hip hop but what he gives you is something a little different. Sure, the core elements of hip hop are there – pounding beats and a sometimes dark, sometimes sexy mood – but the music contained in Tha Sleepwalkers’ new mixtape Sub-Conscience can also be melodic. The beats are relentless and the lyrical content surprising.

Take the single She Looka Good, for example. It’s a love song, one the artist coyly admits he wrote about a certain female rapper who remains nameless. With a hook that might make you set it on repeat on your iPod, it gives you something you don’t often get from a hip hop loves song – less macho bravado and a little more tenderness. And, just like the artist’s name, the other songs on his new mixtape are equally surprising.

Aggressive and melodic throughout, Sub-Conscience by Tha Sleepwalkers has to be heard to be believed. Grab it for yourself free right here. Download She Looka Good below.

She Looka Good

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Originally from Montreal where she covered local night life for an alternative magazine, Lauren is now now based in South Florida where she works in marketing and spends her weekends sampling the area’s night life.