With “Faces Got No Race,” Young Slay seems to have found that elusive balance between hip-hop that is politically conscious but not “preachy”; deeply soulful but not boring; not over-commercial but never radio unfriendly.
If you’re looking for an album that has good lyricism, production, and serious messages. Young Slay brings all of this and more to the table here. He is busy building the bridge from the underground to the mainstream, without the hype but thoroughly enjoyable, addictive, emotional, and positive. Not only does he provide a powerfully positive flow on nearly every song, but he does so with great word-play, pulling verses and rhymes out of life experiences and solid ideals.
The songs flow in perfect order and there are so many standout songs that bring this album together completely, like: “In My Belly,” “Polygraph,” “Take You Away,” “Faces Got No Race,” “Blood,” “Mislead & Miseducated” and “When I Die.” Proving that Young Slay aka Mèt Piwèt has not only put together a great album but an album that is good for hip hop music as a whole, adding in intelligence, creativity and emotion.
“Faces Got No Race,” epitomizes quality in every sense. From the beats, to the lyrics and the vocals, this album delivers. Politically this album packs a punch too, and It defines a socially conscious emcee who also knows how to fire up the dance-floor One of the nicer aspects of Slay’s music is that there is also plenty of catchy choruses to his work. So this is music you can sing along to, as well as just nod your head to.
This is a very solid hip hop album, and the amount of good songs on it is enough to equal the number of good songs on any 2 albums from most of the other indie rappers out there today, while Young Slay’s lyrics send powerful messages and are undoubtedly among the best around. Give this one a listen.