Anthony who resides in South Florida was born in 89’. He is an independent artist who produces hip hop using the name eid℮tic. He recently released his Ep, “Infinite Hope”. Of the Ep Anthony says: “This EP starts off in a vision through my own sort of; ‘Persistance of Memory’ bending time to my will and not understanding change… From there it takes on a life of its own.
Anthony mixed and produced the entire EP including vocals and beat creation. Apparently no sampling was used with exception of the drum breaks and vocal snippets. It’s hard to pinpoint who Eid℮tic sounds like. He seems to build and expand on the rapping styles of Aesop Rock, Eminem and Andre 3000. “Infinite Hope” is a surprising, unique, and complex hip-hop Ep.
Eid℮tic has mind-blowing metaphors mixed with his thought provoking poetry. He creates imagery in the listener’s mind that is nothing short of genius. You may not feel the power of his lyrics and messages the first time you listen to the Ep. It may not even be the second. But given the chance, you will learn to adore these tracks as they grow on you.
If you are looking for catchy hooks or an abundance of choruses, you will not find them here. Neither will you find flashy hip-hop party or banging beats. In fact, the production value of this album has nearly as much to offer as Eid℮tic’s intelligent rhymes do. The album is filled with creative soundscapes. Most of the beats are slow and comfortable, never overpowering Eid℮tic’s vocals, as they are the main focus of the music. Actually, the slow music mixed with his fast rhymes make for an intense listen.
If you are not into music that provokes your mind and makes you think or if you struggle to get inside the music because of the complexity of the messages; then this isn’t for you. Eid℮tic is for people that thrive on complexity, originality, and for people that look for a challenge when they listen to rap. This is independent hip hop at its best.
Eid℮tic stands apart from many other rappers, due to his ability to deliver lyrics that paint a picture so vivid, it makes you feel as if you’re talking to him directly in the street. However, “Infinite Hope” is an Ep that you will need to listen to real close before you can truly grasp everything. Even those tracks that appear simple have much more to them than you might think on the first listen. Of the seven tracks, I particularly appreciated “Introduction: Amidst My Abyss”, “Upside Opposite”, “Inbetween”, “Jibber Jabberin’” and “The Quest For Questions (ft. Jacquelynn Camuto)”.
A large number of underground rappers tend to talk about themselves and the faults of mainstream, but Eid℮tic doesn’t go toward that direction at all. He just sticks to what he wants to talk about, simply avoiding all the Hiphop clichés found in mainstream.
All in all this entire Ep is simply an excellent piece of work, the more you listen to “Infinite Hope” the better it becomes. Especially as you begin to unravel Eid℮tic’s lyrical labyrinth; this is as good as underground or independent rap is right now, and it will be very difficult to come close to, let alone bettered!
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