Shine Like It Does
After more than 10 years, Vesuvio is back at it! For those that were there, his old group The Anonymous was heat. Consisting of Vesuvio, Dj Drez, Zinndeadly, and Able, they put out a number of slept-on releases before their EP Green and Gold garnered them some attention. They split up some time after that, and while Drez stayed in the underground spotlight, the rest of the team relatively faded from view.
So I was excited to learn just the other day that Vesuvio has a new record out, called Shine. Listening to it, you definitely hear echoes of The Anonymous; their penchant for dramatic, full scores, impassioned deliveries, and ample use of the turntables, are all present here. Vesuvio himself hasn't lost his lyrical touch, and while he might sound a bit overly-ernest here (he tends to tackle social issue after social issue), it's still fresh to hear his familiar voice after so long. Production-wise, Spanish guitar dominates, the beats hit, and that Anonymous-style orchestral sound is thankfully present. Among others, his old partner Zinndeadly shows up on beats, along with Vesuvio himself. So go show this veteran some love and check out his work!
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