Courtesy of the independent label, Don’t Sleep Records, Virginia spitter, Dephlow, links up with the jazz-based producer, Phoniks from Portland, to release his first solo debut album, Deph Threats.
At 14 tracks, and with a heavy socio-political leaning in Dephlow’s lyricism, this project’s definitely a critical endeavor steering clear from mainstream rap. And with Phoniks on the boards, we can expect a tasteful, eclectic sound.
Overall, the album’s a decent showing of Dephlow’s potential and what he brings to the game. And yet, it lacks a certain refinement, which only comes from more dedication and practice one could argue.
With that being said, listen to the title track, Deph Threats (which also happens to be my favorite joint from the album, and gotta hand it to Phoniks for that hella-smooth sound) below, and you can cop the album on Bandcamp.