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BWW Reviews: Rabid's New EP 'Toxic Space'

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Up until about three weeks ago, I had never heard the name Rabid. But now I am very glad I have. His flows on the newly released EP 'Toxic Space' brings to mind a merger of Gavin Degraw and Tech N9ne. Yet, Rabid goes further than simply merging the sounds of these artists.

The tracks heard throughout Toxic Space are both drippy and trippy. This is what sets him apart from other rappers. Rabid excels because he uses elements of rock that are often neglected within rap rock, in order to make music that is unique. After listening to the five songs on the EP, I was not only enthralled but wanted to hear more.

That's not to say Toxic Space is flawless. At times Rabid borders on sounding more like a clone of Tech N9ne than a unique artist. Two exemplary songs that show the unique nature of Rabid are Falling Down and Dark Days. Both of these songs show off both the more interesting rock edges of Rabid's formula, as well as his fantastic flow. But, when he stays true to his unique formula, he is so convincing that many of the flaws can be excused. If you are searching for a breath of fresh air in rap, Toxic Space may be just what you are looking for.

Below, check out the video for Falling Down Featuring Wreckonize - Rabid - Toxic Space EP from Jon Meeker on Vimeo.


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From This Author Noah Kahan

Noah Kahan is a hip hop guy and album reviewer. While his main focus is hip hop ,he enjoys many other musical genres as well.