Real Life is a new single from hip hop artist, Z-Gang. The track maintains a moderate pacing, yet thematically carries a subtle intensity which slowly builds throughout the song. Z-Gang’s laid back delivery doesn’t detract from the fact that you can tell he means business when he’s speaking. The backing music primes an atmosphere of suspense, juxtaposing nicely with Z-Gang’s chill demeanor. His vocals take center stage. This isn’t one of those rap songs with a heavy, thumping beat. As one might ascertain from the title, this jam is about “being real” as it relates to various aspects of life. This is exemplified by the music video, which doesn’t contain flashy lifestyles or outrageous costumes. Rather it’s just Z-Gang and his friends, humbly kicking it in everyday sitations as he casually and confidently spouts his rhymes. Production quality on this track is the way I like it, crisp, clean and clear, without excessive processing or effects. What gives this song potential in my opinion is that it’s catchy. I found that the chorus and various phrases got stuck in my head after only one listen. This is one of the most important ingredients to a succesful rap song, and this jam has it.
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