North London rapper Wretch 32 follows up his 2016 release, ‘Growing Over Life’ with his-fourth Studio album, ‘FR32′
Running at 44 minutes, and being twelve-tracks long, ‘FR32’ builds on the vibe and direction honed on ‘Growing Over Life’, but refines it and includes tracks that fill a void on the previous album, with more radio /club friendly records, such as the lead single, ‘Whistle Feat. Kojo Funds & DonaeO’.
Always addressing real issues from a place of maturity, Wretch 32 highlights why he is considered one UK hip-hop greatness lyricist on the track, ‘His & Hers (Perspectives)’, where he articulates the breakdown of a relationship from both the man’s and woman’s point of views with pin point accuracy, exposing the hypocrisy that can be present when relationships turn sour.
Wretch 32‘s lyrical dexterity is unquestionable, which he displays throughout the album, but he also delves more into melodies incorporating more of Jamaican roots with a Reggae vibe, and also dabbling with Afro Swing vibes on his ‘Tell Me’ his collaboration with Kojo Funds and Jehlani
Wretch 32 approaches his music with a raw honesty detailing his days on the roads hustling, on ‘DPMO’ to his role as a parent, reflecting on the break down of his relationship with his children’s Mother on ‘Happy’. ‘FR32’ is a strong project, but fans of the early Wretch 32, may miss more straight hip-hop vibes present in work in the noughties.
Wretch 32 – ‘FR32’ is OUT NOW! on all good digital outlets
w/c 9th October 2017