The SOL Incubator's illRow brings us a sequel to last year's Flats To Ekasi EP and it is an elevation from his last project in terms of lyricism and content, it also houses two more tracks as compared to part one which only consisted of three songs. Part 2 follows his joint project with Sole which we released back in March and the duo connect again in this project's closing track.
Flats To Ekasi Part 2 highlights the stages of a young hustler's life from growing up in hard times, to having to make ends meet in whatever way possible. It opens with Siyakhumbula which finds the young prince from Cape Town reminiscing about his upbringing as he raps about counting all his blessings. The following track, Rocky Road, speaks of all the hard times one has endured in one's life and gains assistance from Sane and Yung Reza who share their melodies and impressive lyricism to bring the song to life. The song is smooth and is backed by a relaxing instrumental reminiscent of old school jazz tunes.
Both Sane and illRow later connect again to talk about how life changes and how we all need to learn from the past to work for a better future, but one can struggle to secure their destiny when outside pressures like bad friends influence you. illRow brings this narrative to life with a vivid story about a young man consumed by peer pressure only for a chance to make a quick buck, it's here that we get a taste of the rapper's spectacular storytelling. The closing track, One Time, is assisted by Sole and Da Faith and is an anthem to help the youth chase their dreams. Give the tracks a listen for a better understanding of illRow's journey.
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