The Strange Fruit Project, Makin’ My Way

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Makin' My Way

The Strange Fruit Project

Though they hail from locales not ordinarily associated with hip-hop — specifically, Waco and Indiana — Strange Fruit Project prove astonishingly well-versed in b-boy history and well-equipped to push things forward. Their latest full-length, The Healing, is a bright and shining classic, full of sped-up soul samples, bumping beats and nimble rhymes. Myth, S1 and Myone bounce breezily on top of the beats, uniting for a few fleeting seconds to reinforce key phrase-turns.

Consider "Makin 'My Way" a taster — an example in brief of everything SFP does well. Built on a scratchy jazz sample, the song hums and pulses, hazy as a hot summer day.