Chicago Experimental Hip Hop Collective thempeoplemusic Is Compromised of Smino x theMIND x Via Rosa & Today Release The EP SITCOM
The first song on SITCOM features a bluesy trumpet riff over a chorus of ethereal vocals. It’s title Young & Restless, allows each artist add their own signature sound. Production is courtesy of the entire collective, THEMPEOPLEMUSIC. The hook is carried solely by Via Rosa, asking patiently for an explanation. Additional vocals from theMind & SMINO really complete this track, while also varying it.
My favorite of the two songs is without-a-doubt ‘As Da World Turns‘. The production has a sampled lighter & inhale. This sits perfectly in the intro with the unorthodox verse. The song evens out and smoothes itself over when Via Rosa comes in. Eerie & mysterious is the perfect way to describe the overall feel of this song. Ending with a whistled outro over a psychedelic guitar really takes you on an outer-body experience. Of course, you will need other ‘substances’ to get the full effect of this EP.
In essence, then, situation comedies are the story of our psychodynamics and “sociodynamics”, told over and over by formula in slightly different forms. They are examples of the theories we read in the social sciences, but acted out by fictional characters instead of being offered to us in complex theories.