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Reviewed by David Patterson

Mas Hunt: The Critic and The Visionary EP

Reviewed by David Patterson

Mas Hunt: The Critic and The Visionary EP

 

Melbourne-based Kiwi hip hop artist Mas Hunt (real name, no gimmicks), brings his perspective to bear on entities every artist knows, the internal critic and the internal visionary, running the gamut from vulnerability and honesty about his insecurities as an artist and musician. Hunt explores issues of being a skinny, white boy would-be rapper on At Last, with plentiful imagery. On In The Making, he talks about the reality of being a working musician; doing a show, staying up writing, and following that, at 5am, starting work on no sleep. Take Me High uses guitars as instrumentation, which makes for an interesting difference. The fight he speaks of is potentially his will to win over mental health challenges, critics, and to achieve his dreams. On King Of My Empire Hunt raps over a slow tappy, vibey beat, creating an atmospheric production that adds nicely to the variety of the EP. Overall this a very honest and insightful offering by someone highly driven, with a rap style that’s deliberate rather than flowing, steady rather than emotive. Honourable mention to producer James Hamley for the soundscapes.