Take a look at the back of Xali’s mind in his song ‘BLOCKA’. A product of his environment the SoFloHipHop founder raps with a pungent hostility; “BLOCKA! BLOCKA! BLOCKA!” is what you hear on the invigorating chorus, “BLOCKA! BLOCKA! BLOCKA!” is what you hear on the streets, and “BLOCKA! BLOCKA! BLOCKA!” is what you hear on the beat from the gun-clapping hi-hats, with trippy synths and menacingly banging basslines. Xali’s verse continues with the chorus’ brilliantly belligerent style, later the material get’s more raw, Xali’s flow lurks to a sobering pace, as if to limit the supply of his truths, having listeners fiending for his every word. ‘BLOCKA’ is a bonus song from Xali’s upcoming project ‘The Real Every Day EP’ aka ‘The R.E.D. E.P.’ and is produced by K$X95 of Chandelier Music Ream.
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