SNEAK PEEK: MyGrane McNastee – Da Supa Spic

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We took an exclusive listen to MyGrane McNastee’s DA SUPA SPIC.

Allow me to be frank for a moment. Usually when I’m sent albums with covers featuring designs similar to Word Art, I delete the submission. In this case, knowing it was coming from a trustworthy source, it was an ironic sign of quality – for the music at least. So, about that…

For the unaware, MyGrane McNastee is an emcee out of Florida with a deep discography and an even deeper style of wordplay, if his compilation album DA SUPA SPIC is anything to go by. McNastee has a leaning towards horror and comedy, evident in his playful moniker and his music. Tracks like Da Man Called Grane, with its jagged opening, and Rhymaholic with its allusions to verbal hip hop addiction, give the LP a rambunctious but well assembled collection of tracks. What I particularly enjoy about McNastee is his vocal timbre and flow, harkening to the golden age and a fine representation of the Hispanic influence on hip hop.

The feelings on DA SUPA SPIC are that of joviality and disregard for try hard imagery of the mainstream today. This is an album for all generations, for the car, the home stereo, block parties and club nights but I suppose that’s the advantages of compilation albums – they don’t cater to one solitary emotion or message.

“DA SUPA SPIC” is out on cassette on 29th April via our good friends at U Don’t Deserve This Beautiful Art. In the meantime, you can stream the first single “You You You Too / Power Movements” from MyGrane’s “Supa Spic Memoirs 2” below.

About Luke Alex Davis

Luke Davis is a music producer and editor of music blog Sampleface. In his spare time, he enjoys watching tennis and football and reading.