Fresh Talent Spotlite Review – Horus Rising, Mic Broadway & Filthy J
Horus, the ancient Egyptians’ national patron god, was usually depicted as a falcon-headed man wearing a crown, as a symbol of kingship over the entire kingdom. Horus Rising are looking to make an impact with more modest aspirations. “Spirit Guides (Devon Ave Remix)” starts off with a festive intro after which Von Halford spits “I want to take you, make you into something special/I want to give these wings so you can fly outta this hell hole/I’m getting old, too old for my kind/I’m not here to be your king, I’m here to be your guide”. Myzyr Alkebulan follows and kicks a calculated flow with more references to Egyptian mythology. He spits, ” I appointed sovereignty the Apis Bull/ the Lions head, the intellect ascending hawk/ones who gave the larynx to talk the Sphinx will walk with Amun Tutankhamum.” Experimenting with catchier flow and song structure would allow both of these artists to reach their audiences a bit easier. These two have room for growth and a promising future.
On “Everyday’s the Same” Mic spits, “Life is so crazy/it feel like everyday’s the same/but who’s to blame?/I just wanna go back in time/Enter the 19…” Over a synth track and echoing pianos, he delivers rhymes with a tight, technical flow reminiscent of Bone Thugs N Harmony combined with Trap music. A clean and polished version of this would make a good pitch for radio friendly rotation. We look forward to hearing more from this budding talent.
Over a bass guitar and light snares, Filthy records a laid back ode to the ladies with “enhanced” body parts on the beach. A generic sung chorus celebrates the warmest season of the year and J refers to a one night stand filled with sun and sex. While the formulaic sound comes up a little short in the thrill department, the theme could be more exciting with more energetic vocals and production. We’ll continue to keep an eye on Filthy J’s future works.