Jack Riedy is so Chi that you thought he was bashful.
There’s a base paranoia that comes with life in the Midwest, when each day might bring another polar vortex. It’s lucky that snow is on the forecast the same week west side rapper Musa Reems is dropping the chilly single “Zombies.” The fact that it’s also the week of Halloween is just good marketing.
Producer T-Jay Beats provides hi-hats so crisp and spacious they hang in the air like breaths. Mick Jenkins, currently on a collaborative streak, uses the hook and first verse to coolly snipe at the unfocused. Jenkins’ co-sign shows him acting like the local veteran he is, and Musa doesn’t waste the set-up. He raps “Dennis Rodman when it come to hustle g / People fake, it ain’t that much to see”, and even the sprint into double time isn’t enough to make him break a sweat.
Musa Reems’ EP To Whom It May Concern drops 11/12.