Miami native Silas Saunders recently released his sophomore mixtape, The Renewal. The project is solid from the intro track “State of Mind” where Silas give a shoutout to his day one supporters. On the J. Dilla produced “Life Is A Gift” he speaks on his come up from eighth grade cyphers to being a serious artist now. The title track “The Renewal” he show off his knowledge of hip-hop with lines like “like a shaolin sword I slice through the beat”. On the track “Hip-Hop” which features a sample the true hip-hop heads will go crazy over as he shows his love for hip-hop. On the more laid back “Melodies” he sways about real life situations over a beat that produced. On “Four Letter Word” he gives his feelings of love. Silas continues his stroll on the road of love with “Best Of Me”. On “Seasons” which samples Queen Latifah’s “U.N.I.T.Y” he raps about staying true to yourself. “Everybody Listen Up” begins to spaz over the piano chords about life and his growing as a man.
Silas spits about bettering the world on “Green World”. He shows off his freestyle abilities on “Like Water” while still remaining conscious. On “Someday” Saunders raps about working towards what you want to achieve. “Visionary” is where Silas Saunders shows love to the city of Miami along with his featured artists. On “Nowhere Safe” Silas features Daniel Bambaata Marley (Ziggy Marley’s son) as they explain the dangers of the world. Silas Saunders end the mixtape with a song called “Beautiful World” that has Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech being recited as he raps about how great the world is if you live well. Overall this a quality project that definitely worth listening to a few times.