Florida native sexafterchurch’s fresh sound caught my ear this weekend with the EP “Blood Diamond” from him and SUIQE. The five track EP clocks in at just seven minutes, but it’s quite dense, and there’s a lot to love here.
There are many special things about this project, but the first thing that caught my attention was the production from SUIQE, who resides in New Jersey. It’s quite skeletal, and despite featuring some prominent vocal samples, it doesn’t detract from the rapping on the project. It’s hauntingly beautiful, and compliments the brutally honest lyricism that sexafterchurch contributes.
The track “Runaway” is a standout, with a strange bassline and off-kilter drums that give the track an unsettling feel. Along with this, the way the verses collide with the main vocal sample used on the track is genius. Another standout is “These Days,” which features maybe the prettiest sample-based beat on the project. The sincere vocals from sexafterchurch are perfect and end the project on an unforgettable note.
Both sexafterchurch and SUIQE have real talent, and hopefully these two collaborate once again for some new great music. In the meantime, check out their incredible new EP on Spotify down below and all other streaming services here.
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by BENADRYL
Cover art shot & edited by @Grandmaspillbox