Hydeff – Camouflage & Tye Dye [Audio]
Toronto, ON – Over the weekend, Hydeff (one of the most vibrant rappers to emerge out of Toronto in recent years) dropped his latest single entitled “Camouflage & Tye Dye.” If there’s one thing that Hydeff manages to accomplish on this latest track, it’s that there is no telling which one of this rapper’s varying styles we’ll get hit with next.
On this smooth Madlib-esque beat, Hydeff hits the ground running. He’s got an unpredictable flow with lyrics that cut through the noise of grungy Internet rap to establish him on loftier planes. Check it out below.
With a title like “Camouflage & Tye Dye” it’s only fitting that Hydeff wastes no time letting listeners know that behind his psychedelic swag rests an incredibly militant soul that will stop at nothing to get to the top. One of the dopest things about this track is that Hydeff jams his tightly packed bars with lines like: “I be high up in my stories/ ‘Til they push me on an island/ With pockets full of Pholourie.” He’s referencing one of the most delicious West Indian snacks ever created, by the way. It’s the careful details in Hydeff’s lyrics that speak loudest.
As Hydeff continues to spew new rhymes, track-after-track reveals that the all-out swag coating his every word is no accident and – in fact – has been expertly blended with his third eye consciousness content. The result is a musical mash up of style and grace; substance and serenade – the kind of stuff that some rappers take decades to achieve.
Written by Brandon Bastaldo for HipHopCanada