The Daily Krapht – Matt G – “Zoned Out”
This new era of hip hop continues to strive with creativity. Now I know creativity is a very general word, but it embodies the effort each artist in hip hop is bringing to the table. Austin, Texas rapper Matt G brings his dish to hip hop’s dinner table with his single “Zoned Out”, produced by Burnell Washburn. This spooky video was shot during Halloween in Austin, Texas and its concept matches perfectly with Matt G’s vision: “I wanted to capture the madness of the world while offering my perspective on that madness from my point of view.” “Zoned Out” is a sneak peak of what’s to come off his upcoming album Imagipashun.
The rock inspired beat on this track is simple and somewhat baseless yet still rides on a rhythm made for a hip hop artist. The suspense builds at the beginning of this song and gives listeners a chance to rock with the beat first. Matt G then drops his verse with an intense delivery that lasts about 3 minutes, leaving no room for a hook. The guitar and drums are standout pieces of the puzzle this beat is. The adlibs of the woman throughout add to the eerie atmosphere of this track. Matt G’s flow is the perfect match for this unique type of hip hop. He’s delivered us a piece that embodies the craziness and crazies of the world.