Majesty Da God – The Apollo EP (80 Entertainment; 2015)
The latest project by hip-hop artist Majesty Da God invites you into his world, starting with its infectious opener “My City;” a deep bass line hooks the listener in as Majesty pays homage to his hometown of Los Angeles. “Too High” features a haunting version of Britney Spears’ hit song “Toxic,” complemented by an intense hip-hop beat, creating musical dissonance. It’s arguably the EP’s best track, where two drastic musical genres effortlessly collide. Lyrical themes include family hardships, confidence and success—Majesty Da God is unafraid to let his emotions take center stage. From big band horns in “Come Back,” to groovy violin licks in “I Wonder,” experimentation is certainly heard. Not every track can stand completely alone, but Majesty Da God packs enough solid gems to make The Apollo EP a trip worth taking.
Trial Track: “Too High”