Saiah has been in the rap game in one form or another for about a decade. It has been in the last few years that Saiahâ€™s star has rapidly started to rise, growing from a Richmond attraction to an East Coast phenomenon seemingly overnight. It is on this wave of success that Saiah comes forth with his â€œEvolutionâ€, a fourteen track tour-de-force that accurately describes the effect that Saiahâ€™s album will have on the rap genre. â€œNobody Remixâ€ is the first track on the album, and Saiahâ€™s flow is what will immediately get listeners to focus in on the track.
While Saiah can achieve a speed to his flow that rivals the work of a Twista or Bizzy Bone, Saiah goes beyond the work of each rapper by having a cohesion to each line he spits that rapidly weaves a dense, compelling narrative that is lucky enough to be listening in. â€œBreak It Downâ€ takes a different direction, keeping some of the speed of â€œNobodyâ€ but converting Saiahâ€™s energy into a club-banging hit that will appeal to club-savvy people as much as it does to the hard-line of rap aficionados. The arrangements, while oriented in a typical track-by-track way, show cohesion through the common thread of the clap/snap track that manifests throughout â€œEvolutionâ€.
â€œH8â€ draws listeners in yet another way; the track has Saiah going forth and creating the harmony of the track through his flow. While there is a synthesizer line present, Saiah is doing double duty in the sense that the instrumentation is relegated to a distant second in volume. â€œBig Brother (Eyes on You)â€ is the strongest track on the entirety of â€œEvolutionâ€, as it provides fans with each unique facet of Saiahâ€™s style in the space of a track. The serious, issue-based rap is here; the dance-worthy hook is here, and the speed in which the lines come out of Saiahâ€™s mouth would get any other rapper a serious set of troubles. As Saiah continues to create this new and exciting brand of rap music, I can foresee shows supporting rap luminaries like DJ Unk becoming a much more common occurrence, until that time when Saiah can hit up all the hot hiphop cities on his own. I believe that time is soon, so make sure to pick up a copy of â€œEvolutionâ€ and be the first on your block to peep out what will be the next big thing.
Top Tracks: I Donâ€™t Want It, Big Brother (Eyes on You)
Saiah â€“ Evolution / 2008 Self / 14 Tracks / http://www.aprilfoolrecords.com /