Speak’s artistic aesthetic is one of a kind.
Former ghostwriter and current hair deity, Speak, has come around with another EP this year. Following his collaboration with Caleb Stone on Sex Quest 3, Speak made sure to shake up the internet and radio with a wild press run. Stopping by Sway in The Morning to body a freestyle and make it known to the world, “it ain’t no worry if the p***y hair furry”, Speak has shown himself to be anything but bashful in his approach to market his art.
Speak’s content could be criticized as trite (sex, drugs, etc.) However, I’ve always maintained that in Hip Hop the originality of the subject matter doesn’t matter as long as the delivery is original. Speak’s entire catalog has revolved around this method of spitting, that is coming up with wild and nuanced (often hilarious) ways to package his rhymes. He’s definitely good at it and this latest EP in collaboration with producer Dre Rodner, is only an improvement.
I was put on to Speak by Dewey Saunders, the artist behind a number of his covers including Sex Quest 3 and Fall Time Radness. I’m pretty new to the world of his music, but I’ve learned Speak is anything but new to Hip Hop. He’s been grinding for years as a ghostwriter, which has no doubt sharpened the sword of his craft. These releases mark a new era for Speak, however he’s entering with the mind and skill set of an old head. Speak’s flow is sharp, his rhyming impeccable, and his hair is perfect. Those ingredients can only manifest themselves into some kickin’ Hip Hop stew.
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