REVIEW: Phorensicz – “Novelty Gone”

Novelty Gone

Here we go again: More excellent music coming out of the local hip hop scene, I just hope that the movement is recognized. The latest release is from Louisville/Frankfort based rapper Phorensicz who serves as 1/3 of the Basement Up.  The title of his debut solo effort is called “Novelty Gone,” and I’m here to tell you why it’d dope.

This is perfect summer music. Put your headphones on and bob your head. Roll down your windows and cruise with this shit blasting. It hits hard and the mix sounds professional. I dig his lyrical style as he’s not spitting about balling out and taking molly (though I wouldn’t have a problem with that). His approach is more introspective and personal, which is evidenced on the first track as he mentions the anguish of losing his father. 

The album is also accompanied by a two-part video in which the second half is filmed on the walking bridge. It’s some beautiful imagery accompanied by a great song. You can check out his video here  and listen to the entire album below. You won’t regret it.