A new face emerged from the Tampa Bay area of Florida by the name of Rotten Steve August 12th, 2018. After holding back his works from the public for many years Rotten Steve finally released his first project, the 12 track album titled Impulse .
Usually I'm not one to throw around similarities or comparisons, but if I had to for the sake of the viewers & due to the fact that Rotten Steve is brand new to the scene of hip-hop, I'd say Rotten Steve is a conscious acidic fusion between Lil Dicky, Eminem, Childish Gambino & Chance The Rapper with more than just a twist. Similarities & comparisons show no justice for the works of this amazing album.
Only briefly covering the tracks that stood out the most to us on this aesthetically pleasing project, here we go.
Released today, September 8th, 2018 Rotten Steve published his first official music video from this album. The style & quality of this track alone speaks volumes but when combined with the fact that this is his first official music video & first project release to date...... That's Discipline.
Track #7 -
Watch Discipline (Official Music Video)
In this generation of hip-hop there's such a thick saturation of carbon copy artists with little to no lyrical content. Paying homage to the founders, Rotten Steve emphasizes the need for originality while sticking to the roots of the culture that is hip-hop.
There He Goes again - Track #2
On track #3 Rotten Steve expresses the importance of the memories we have with our loved ones & all of life's events that helped form us into who we are today.
I wish I had a Collage of every memory to look back on.
Track #5 is a story we all know too well, a story of having hope in failed relationships, of hanging on & doing your best to work out all the kinks when we should've known better.
So I sent in Probes to try to get you....
I gotta let you go.
The only track on the album with an artist feature is track #8. A track with political views featuring insane bars from hip-hop artist & producer Vpollo Rockin. Vpollo Rockin also mixed & mastered the entire album & produced every track besides Discipline, You Can't & Waiting. I see Right Thru, you don't even want the truth.
Right Thru ft Vpollo Rockin
Every track on this album illuminates Rotten Steve's highly advanced lyrical abilities. Track #11's message affirms just this.
I ain't even aim for the stars. I'm patient because I know I'm
Watchin Em Fall
There isn't a single weak link on this entire album. I wanted to cover every track in this review but there isn't much to say about some of my favorites from this project such as Come Get Me, which speaks for itself.
This is a must have or at least a must for your playlist. With this level of talent showcased on Rotten Steve's first project release, I can't wait to see what he busts out with next. Stay tuned for our exclusive interview with this amazing artist & be sure to follow Rotten Steve in links listed below.