Bradford’s Lunar C has been making real moves in the industry as of late. He’s made the transition from battle rapper to music maker with ease, impressing with his tight flow, impressive multisyllabics and witty lyrics. This 4 track EP, entitled ‘Not Good At Life’ serves as a reminder of just how dope he can be, in preparation for a mixtape and album to follow next year. The EP features production from Pete Cannon and Hashfinger, as well a heavy verse from Big Shizz.
The EP gets under way with the excellent ‘Smash Things Up’. The wonky beat, courtesy of Pete Cannon backs Lunar as he switches flows and drops humorous and technical bars over the hard hitting kick and snare and infectious, left-field synth lines. The video is well worth a watch as well; Lunar causes havoc around Leeds city centre, and his witty approach comes across well in the music itself. The title track of the EP follows, and this finds Lunar C spitting about his lack of enthusiasm, but considering his prolific musical output, I’m not sure how much I believe the statement. The WY representative seems to know where he impresses most though, proclaiming that he’ll ‘stick to being the best rapper that ever lived’.
‘Square One’ is a more serious offering, and it’s nice to see the versatility that Lunar possesses being showcased, even on a 4 track EP. The chilled, west coast influenced instrumental suits Lunar’s consistent flow, and the melodic hook is also a great addition. Big Shizz, a member of Rascals, the East London crew, drops a dope, frantic verse, and impresses as the only feature on ‘Not Good At Life’. The final track of the EP is Hashfinger’s remix of ‘Miley Einstein’. He also produced the original, but this is a more menacing version; the wonky feel of the original version worked well, but Hashfinger’s reworking gives the track a much more aggressive feel. Lunar rides the beat impeccably, with impressive flows from start to finish.
‘Not Good At Life’ is a dope little EP. Lunar C is definitely becoming a force to be reckoned with, and I’m excited to see what he’s got in store for next year. The hard hitting production is solid and cohesive, and Lunar’s well structured bars are always delivered with precision. Everybody, log onto iTunes and support the campaign.
By Sam Bennett