Obadiah returns for his first solo release of year; Baptism Beneath Monsoon. The appropriately named album will send your psyche down on an expedition that puts cracks through your depth meter!
Rounding up a variety of other MCs to join the storm, Obadiah shows his versatility in taking on a range of different vibes and subjects through various Hip Hop, Grime, and Trap beats, as his style is carefully arranged to fit the style of anyone featuring. Each track takes you through specific mind-states and leaves no stone unturned as it reconstructs the exact experience for you to explore and develop your own take on the feel given. Rather than throwing a certain rhetoric at you, Baptism Beneath Monsoon presents you with a variety of documented experiences and encourages you to delve deep and make up your own mind.
Production is covered by a number of beat makers and is likewise a very diverse collection. From the crackly sample cuttings like those seen in Al Kimya, to contemporary crisp productions, and the the abstract and experimental mashups, the album's vibe of exploration and distant journeys is complimented by the continental collection of different styles and sub-genres. Each track is easy to settle into and feel like it's been your favourite track for the past couple months, but as one ends and another starts, there is just enough of a change to pull your attention to the difference without disrupting the overall experience, and keeping your ears attentive to the details surrounding the path it takes you down.
Baptism Beneath Monsoon is an album for reflection and experience that drives you to flip your work bench over and pay attention to what you should really be focussing on in the moment. Pick up a Disc or Digital Download of this verbal research ship at the official Obadiah Bandcamp page!