[mixtape] Cities Aviv – Black Pleasure

The Memphis rapper drops a tape full of lo-fi synthpop-inflected hip hop.

- Nov 14, 2012

It's not like I ever expected Memphis rapper/producer Cities Aviv to grab a Lex Luger surrogate for his new mixtape, but it's good to hear that he's diving deeper into his weirdness on Black Pleasure. That said, it's his self-described “pop album,” and tracks like the neon-streaked “Forever” fit into this category, though not in any traditional sense. It's lo-fi retro bedroom rap that repurposes the sounds of yesterdecade in deeply personal and exciting new ways.

Download the tape for free at Bandcamp.

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