Perrion teased his sound and dexterity with his tongue on “Lemon Scented Pledge” a while back, featuring identical flows and aesthetics as what’s been splattered on his newest project, Circuit Breaker 2. Dashes of cloud rap, plenty of homages to a New York hip-hop culture and an environment which has helped culminate his sound, and plenty of the same red-blooded bars Perrion has been delivering since he stepped into the culture.
While reflecting off Circuit Breaker 2 & his life tribulations, Perrion had this to say:
“I came a long way since I dropped one of my biggest mixtapes, “Circuit Breaker” back in 2011. I’ve outgrown that stage as not just an artist, but as a person living life and going through the everyday struggles of a young entrepreneur chasing his dreams. I’ve been through some differences that made me step out of my boundaries and venture off with new experiences and sounds. Experiences in life like trying to come up, survive, take care of the fam, and still live life like it’s my last fuckin day on earth. To all the fans that stuck by me I want y’all to know I love y’all and I hope no matter what y’all stick with me to the end and believe that everything I deliver to you is straight from the heart, mind, and spirit of a young Harlem native who’s seen a lot and done a lot. I give to you my life through electricity, Circuit Breaker 2.”
Cuts like “Pick” revel in enmeshing multiple descendants of hip-hop and its genres into a singular instrumental & vibe; while the roaring bass in the background remains redolent of contemporary trap music, the main melody could easily be painted over a smooth, slower instrumental, yet performs its purpose and then some by supplementing the braggadocio lyrics and the aforementioned banging drums. Meanwhile, “4Life” and “Snow Bunny” follow the routine trap criteria- heavy bass and all- done in a fashion that, unlike the lot of trap based hip-hop artists, has a distinct tone and voice where the voice and style of Perrion is an easily distinguishable one. The latter of the two tracks even features a subtle guitar sample; a possible nod to the esoteric Southern hip-hop which has most certainly had at least an inkling of influence on the making of the track.
“LSP” makes an appearance, and appears subsequent to the also ethereal sounding “Birthday,” which appears alongside the 10 other tracks of various hip-hop styles and influences and, in its entirety, makes for a versatile collection of tracks from a clearly versatile artist.
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