The beginning of ‘More To It’ sounds like a wild 80s rave. That was exactly the intention of Tha 4orce and Confucius MC as they take hip-hop back to the Golden Era, with the lead single from Tha 4orce’s new album “Setting Standards.” Be assured that this single sets the standard very, very high. It is as if the duo is challenging other rappers to a lyrical equivalent of the final round of the Olympic pole vault. Tha 4orce has been making quality hip-hop for decades, with remix and production credits including LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes. Confucius MC has shared the stage with Public Enemy. The two met 10 years ago and this single is the latest creative production from that long friendship.
The song’s official video is straight to the point and therefore a perfect accompaniment to this release, with the camera focusing throughout on either Confucius MC, Tha 4orce, or the decks on which he plays, interspersed with shots of their hometown London, a significant source of inspiration for the duo.
The nonsensical singing currently present in much of mainstream hip-hop is totally absent from this single, as Confucius MC raps throughout, dropping profound lyrics such as ‘from pole to pole/sea to shining sea/ rappers lying to themselves on hide-and-seek’ to make clear that Confucius MC is probably one of the most underrated MCs in the game right now and shows that, as far as the art of rap goes, there really is more to it, than the radio would have you believe.
“More To It” will be available on all digital platforms, including Bandcamp via this link – https://tha4orce.bandcamp.com/album/more-to-it-with-confucius-mc-ep, where a full ‘More To It’ EP including the single, instrumentals and bonus single Timeless, can be purchased.
Tha 4orce’s new album ‘Setting Standards’ is coming soon. Be ready.