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Published on March 19th, 2020 | by Music News

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Saint Hill Drops New EP ‘The Essence’

 

New York rapper Saint Hill has unveiled his honest new EP The Essence via Players Republik, out March 13th.

A six-track release showcasing Saint Hill’s head turning flow, The Essence opens with recent single ‘Ain’t Got Time’, an infectious slice of modern hip-hop produced by LO and strung together by the pitch-perfect vocals of Kansas singer-songwriter Matthew Grant.

Grant appears again on the EP’s title track, with his soaring vocals proving the perfect match for Saint Hill’s high-energy rapping. Next up, ‘Absent’ is the EP’s most hard-hitting track, with Saint Hill delivering an uncompromising dose of social realism over a menacing beat. Closing things out, ‘Deliverance’ sees him at his brilliant best while Varnell Hill is on chorus duties.

“Creating The Essence EP was definitely a fun experience,” Saint Hill recalls. “I wanted to embody a little bit of everything that I think is ‘essential’ to rap and hip-hop.”

He continues: “I wanted to show lyrical versatility and skills through the bars and different flows, like on ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Deliverance’, but also tell stories and make the listeners feel different emotions, like on ‘Last Breath’. Overall, together you get a variety of things that bring out “The Essence” of what rap is all about, and that’s something I felt has been missing lately.”

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Saint Hill is an artist heavily influenced by Jay Z, Notorious B.I.G and the ‘golden age’ of hip-hop, while also drawing comparisons to the masterful Big L due to his clever wordplay, technical skill and incredible breath control.

A pitch perfect sonic representation of his personality, The Essence is the release destined to propel Saint Hill to the hip-hop A-leagues.



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