Pink Siifu and YUNGMORPHEUS have been musicians I’ve been following circa 2013/2014, so it’s fantastic seeing them thrive the way that they are these days. Bag Talk is an experimental, soulful and abstract project featuring some incredibly talented and well respected musicians within the tight-knit creative hip-hop community within the US.
The album meanders between different soundscapes, mostly steeped in soulful synths and colourful beats that provide an engaging soundscape for both musicians to speak their shit. Tracks like “Good Mourning” featuring YL and produced by Roper Williams sounds like a 70s funk classic, with incredibly groovy basslines, sharp and gorgeous synths, with Pink Siifu and YUNGMORPHEUS’ casual delivery making for a woozy, chill listen. “Black Ice” features the incomparable Koncept Jack$on, who’s menacing flow sounding perfect for iiye’s simplistic beat. “Big Bag” produced by GriMM Doza is a politically and socially charged track speaking on themes of police brutality and racial bias, poverty and white supremacy. The dark beat complements the honest and brutal lyrics from both rappers. “Mantle wit the Fit” produced by Malik Abdul-Rahmaan is another smooth and soulful cut on the project, really capturing the soulful and funky tone of the album as a whole. “Bobby Seale” produced by Lastnamedavid is another smooth track, with keys and synths throughout that add an ethereal tone to the album. Overall, Pink Siifu and YUNGMORPHEUS excel and frankly exceed expectations, with a gorgeous album that perfectly captures their smooth, soulful and ethereal aura throughout.
Listen to Pink Siifu and YUNGMORPHEUS’ new collaborative project titled Bag Talk below via Bandcamp and don’t forget to support! Released via Field-Left.