Video: Sen City, “Harlem City”

Sen City’s Til the Lights Turn Out 2 was one of the more slept-on tapes released in 2011. The obvious comparison point with Sen is Max B, the other singing rapper Jim Jones used to collaborate with heavily. But Sen City has a more low-key, intimate style than B. While his contributions to Jones’ Vampire Life impacted the sound of that tape, Sen’s solo release has a singular feel, existing in its own quiet world. There are a lot of down-tempo, moody beats on Til the Lights Turn Out 2, including a freestyle over Alicia Keys’ “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready),” as well as one of the year’s more excusable beat jacks, of “I’m On One.” “Harlem City” is an excellent example of the tape’s wet, hazy atmosphere.

POSTED December 6, 2011 4:00PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (3) TAGS: , , ,

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  1. CrowleyHead says:

    It would help if this dude didn’t sound like he gargled battery acid for a source of amusement.

  2. David Drake says:

    if you’re not sold on this one, I recommend the more lyrically-oriented tracks off of the tape like “Round and Round” or “What can I do” — “she said it’s like a rush every time I mash the clutch” is one of my favorite opening lines on a rap mixtape this year

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