Mr. Lif & Akrobatik Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em With Heavy Rhymes & Hard Drums (Video)
In late July, Boston MCs Mr. Lif and Akrobatik revived The Perceptionists. The former Def Jux group (which then featured DJ Fakts One) made a strong return on Resolution (which premiered at Ambrosia For Heads), releasing through the Mello Music Group—a label that may be reminiscent of El-P’s 2000s imprint.
One of the jewels of that project is “Dirty Drumz.” The straightforward theme succeeds in a visual, while Lif and Ak’ give the people what they think they need. The beat is, in fact, dirty, allowing the two MCs to make a powerful impression. The verses show that the message is more than just rapping about Hip-Hop. Rather, the drum—an instrument used rallying troops for centuries is one that unifies the people of the culture together for a common cause. “We don’t plan to run,” charges Lif.
#BonusBeat: Resolution stream:
This is the group’s second album. Photo by Mel Taing.