Detroit emcee Ali.GOOD drops off another loosie titled “Dieu Noir,” as he gears up for the release of his forth coming mixtape,Noir En Amérique. If this is your first introduction to Ali.GOOD, the dude is a straight lyricist who is bringing us that progressive hip hop, which the game is in dire need of these days.
I feel like the term progressive hip hop can be taken a lot of different ways. More often than not, the term is synonymous with the 90’s “Golden Ear” revival, a term that a lot of hip hop heads throw around loosely when they hear a record that isn’t trap inspired. Though there are definitely some boom bap influences in Ali.GOOD’s music, I feel that his lyrical ability and style are not only an homage to rappers such as Rakim, but something much more. This dude is in a lane of his own and is bringing conscious rap back in a big way.
When you look at this latest joint “Dieu Noir,” Ali fills the bars up with next level consciousness. We get some gritty word play over Detroit’s own AHMD produced instrumental- which is a modern flip of the classic sample “Slideshow.” Keeping things consistent with his theme of the black experience in America, “Dieu Noir,” is a lyrical essay on how black culture keeps on thriving despite all the nonsense from the past, and issues still hitting us today.
I am a big fan of the content Ali.GOOD has been dropping, and can’t wait to see what Noir En Amérique has to offer, I hope y’all feel the same way. Be sure to check this latest tune out and as always, show some love in the comment section below.