This song is about as classic hip-hop as a song can get. All the way thrown back to the days of b-boys and real disc jockeys, The Lower Class puts heavy doses of nostalgia into ’89’. Off the recently released “Wingfield” EP, ’89’ impresses and turns head with the very solid flows and contrast of styles from member to member. The production on this track is filled with soul and provides a wholesome canvas for the lyrical stylings of the Texas-based crew. I’m catching a lot of very progressive influences from The Lower Class. The loosely knit structure of the track gives a Pharcyde-esque cypher feel and the production mixes a classic sample game with very ambient modern mixing.
I’m not sure who the members are, or how many cats make up The Lower Class, but I’m definitely interested in hearing more of their music. The nostalgic brand of proletariat hip hop they’re coming with is effortlessly positive and steadfastly classic. The Lower Class give off the vibe that they’re on an equal plane as their listeners, not raging egomaniacs covered in melted gold. Blue collar raps are refreshing. Recognize quality when you hear it, follow the link and grab a free d0wnload of “Wingfield” [HERE].