‘La Stat’ drops a skilled rap gem with ‘Hour of Destiny’ album
I know you’re tired of hearing about “the next big thing”. Trust me, I am too.
We keep being told that so-and-so artist is the one you need to be listening to, or that someone else is the one to watch, but in this case, he really is. I was just as surprised as you were, but this new artist I wanna talk to you about really is worth checking out.
Why? Because he’s exciting. Because he puts out good music that will obsess you days and even weeks from now. Because “Hour of Destiny” is quite possibly the best album I’ve heard in years, and that alone should be enough to get you to check it out. Seriously, do you know how much music I listen to? So when I say that, well, you better believe it.
“Hour of Destiny” comes at your from skilled hip hop artist La Stat, out of Hartford CT. A man with a deep passion for music and a complex understanding of sound and rhythm, La Stat knew early on that this was the way for him to go, and he’s followed his passion relentlessly ever since his youth.
And you feel that in his music. Songs like “Playin Fa Keeps”, sure, that’s one of the bangers on this album, one of those songs that you feel deep in your bones as ringing true and honest. In fact, I think that’s one of the things that really gets me about this artist – the profound honesty and heartfelt quality of each lyric.
“Hour of Destiny” is choc-full of great examples of that. Tracks like “Soulful Represent” that speak to you about life and about the role of art in the 21st century. “Soulful Represent” is a compelling exercise in introspection, and since we all do that more or less constantly, it’s easy to see why it’s such a catchy, memorable tune.
Then of course, we’ve got the more hardcore, filled with attitude songs like “Fear No Man”. The type of music that gives listeners the strength to go on and helps them feel strong, like they can take on the world. And that’s exactly what music should do. Good music, at least.
Each track on La Stat’s album fills you with a unique eotion and I could probably fill another page or ten talking about what I feel listening to his killer rhythm. But honestly, I think it’d be even better if you hit the play button and just saw what his music makes you feel, instead.