Review: Flex – Soul Food EP
Portugal-born, Manchester-based rapper Flex boasts a warm and woozy sound that is uniquely his on this brand new EP Soul Food.
Floating jazzy chords and crispy boom bap percussion make up the backdrop to all the songs on this record, produced by the combined efforts of Jordeuax, Irn Guru and Maverick Soul. These beats help compliment Flex’s bright and dreamy bars. Most of it has a stream-of-consciousness feel. However, there are also some lyrical themes along the way such as self-analysis on ‘Mind of Flex 3’ and positivity on ‘Eternal Sunshine’ (featuring a guest verse from Ellis Meade).
Alliterative tongue-twisters add to the rapper’s smooth flow. A highlight is ‘Let Me Through’, where the rapper adds to his songwriting ability by throwing in a strong hook, the whole track giving off a Lupe Fiasco vibe with its matching grand beat. This is certainly promising stuff from the 19-year-old emcee.