Prefuse 73 feat. Ghostface and El-P: “HideYaFace”
The first single off Prefuse 73’s upcoming album just hit the streets, and it’s a great appetizer—a sure sign Prefuse is starting to produce for the heavyweights. While Heron’s off-kilter break of beeps and clashing keys is too cheery and distracting to mesh with Ghostface and El-P’s vocals, it works well as an instrumental. The raps are better served by El-P’s thick rock-funk mix. A guitar riff and catchy vocal sample drive this uptempo version. Warns the chorus, “Hide your face! You’ve been drafting by the United States.... Oh great!” Some of the lyrics are amusing, but only in a desparate Dada sense. This is a battle rhyme that vents pent-up frustration. We need more angry tracks like this.