Blah Records’ swamp resident, Bisk has just dropped his latest body of work and keeping in trend with just about everything else he’s put out, it’s dirty, raw and disgustingly good.
Bisk is one of the younger artists’ on Blah Records, taken under the bad influence of Lee Scott, Salar and the rest of that lot to form a new cult of talented, scumbag rappers from all over the UK. Lee describes him as the sort of artist you might not connect with on a first listen, but then you’re like: ‘…shit, what did he just say?’
He’s exactly that. He raps like he doesn’t care so much that it’s impressive, laying back on beats so much you can imagine him slumped in a sofa whilst he raps into a mic, held up by the fine company of producers who’ve helped make this album. He wraps niche metaphors and quietly confident statements deeply in his rhyme schemes, challenging you, the listener, to dig through the beats of Morriarchi and Sam Zircon to find his lyrical gems in stodgy soil amongst dead zoots and empty cans.
He stretches his own production muscles on this project, too, with a typically off-beat, warped instrumental that our resident producer had christened a ‘Bisk Beat’ long before this latest album released. He explores the strangest parts of the beat, naturally, meaning it’s been an intriguing wait to see what he does on top of his own production on this record and it’s much of the same. It’s different, yet familiar, ugly yet beautiful, switching up his flow and tempo from that ‘Cold Sagging’ slouch to a man whose jumped up from the chair to spit what’s on the tip of his tongue on tracks like De Ja before sinking back again on Fly Sh!t.
The Drae Da Skimask-produced Blackheart gets to the root of Bisk’s bipolar behaviour on the album, getting hashtag deep on each verse until the beat disappears beyond him – and what a beat. As a Blah Records affiliate, Bisk is blessed with some of the finest producers in the dirty realm of hip-hop that this music comes from, with Blah’s own Morriarchi providing four tracks, Sam Zircon three and Lee Scott wrapping up the production on the album with Tofu.
Five different producers do nothing to affect the consistency of the whole project, as Bisk rides each and every instrumental in his own way. The guy’s special and you know that there’s so much more to come from him – this gets a solid 3.8 out of 5 from Offie Mag.