Talk To Me by Run The Jewels
The best and most raw critique on politics and society expressed through music for a while now comes from the hip-hop duo Run The Jewels. Once again, they strike in an explicit manner to deliver a powerful message. “Talk To Me” belongs to their forthcoming album “RTJ3” that is about to be released in January next year.
Starting off with an almost siren alarm sounding synths that wrap around a strong and pulsing beat, they are yet about to gather the tension that will detonate in the following three minutes. The production is a fierce mixture of scratches, synths, bass and beats, yet a lot of the track’s attitude is supplied by the vocals and of course, the lyrics. Since forever anyway, RTJ have been moving the boundaries of the instrumental capacity we expect in what we throw under the genre of hip-hop.
“Talk To Me” cuts deep into a situation we are currently facing, offering a perspective in a way that only RTJ can offer.