Detroit rapper Semi Six may be in his mid-twenties, but he’s been in the game long enough to know that he’s not here for the bullsh*t. “I’m not cooning or clowning to bring attention and coverage on my music,” he says, adding that he’s tired of other people in the “industry” trying to get free work from him. Instead, they’ll get a massive middle finger in the form of his success with the release of Park Orange, a lyrically rich project produced by fellow Detroit artist Ilajide (of Clear Soul Forces).
Semi raps with a confidence that’s buoyant and infectious, which is evident throughout the project’s nine tracks. Although the EP is light on features, Semi rallies Ilajide, and E Fav (of Clear Soul Forces), along with Motor City’s Nolan The Ninja (who first introduced Semi to Ilajide) on “Posse Kicks.” The thumping kicks, crunchy snares, and organ stabs create the ideal backdrop for the three spitters to let loose with a barrage of lyrics that make this one of the project’s highlights.
Without question, Semi and Ilajide have made something special with Park Orange, which gets its name from two Motor City streets (Asbury Park and Orangelawn).
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