Maryland based rapper, Skot the Idea, channels some southern rap influence from the likes of Outkast for his latest single “When the Tune Hit”. Featured on a new EP titled 3 to Thrive Through, this song acts as the closer feeling both reflective and joyful.
From the opening notes, you can feel the laid-back swagger in Skot’s cadence as he casually spills fantastic rhythms and rhymes along an ethereal backbeat. He manages to make nonchalance feel engaging as he sifts through infectious carefree vibes. “Don’t miss ‘cause this is hard to find” he raps through the chorus, “Bounce with me and ease your mind”. The feel-good vibes leisurely resonate through the body prompting gentle sways, bouncing knees, and bobbing heads.
“With ‘When the Tune Hit’, I tried to embody that song that when you first hit the party is the one to make you start grooving”, says Skot the Idea. “The song also takes the listener through my mindset when I make songs like this, interwoven with how I like to get busy and enjoy a night out. I’ve wanted to make songs as vibrant as this for a while and have become attached to the sound, which will be featured in more projects to come.”
“When the Tune Hit” is available now on major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer. Find this and more excellent music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.
Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.
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