Nym Lo & Static Selektah – From The Horse’s Mouth (LP)
Nym Lo is the epitome of New York hip hop. Raised by its streets, Nym Lo has been around long enough to see the city change.
His new record with Static Selektah shows promise that there is some music from the new hip-hop genres that remains true to the Bronx culture from which it was born. When asked what New York means to him and his sound, he stated “New York is the epicentre of everything. Then more specifically, Harlem is the centre of that. I’m heavily influenced by it. My look, my talk, my music, everything. My whole lifestyle.”
Friends for over 10 years, the duo of Nym Lo & Static Selektah dropped their EP High Horse in October 2019, and now they’re back for the second instalment, From the Horse’s Mouth. The new edition sounds like new age Harlem, and perfectly showcases 183rd life through the duo’s energy and chemistry.
The album is littered with high calibre features from frequent collaborators Benny The Butcher, Smoke Dza, Jay Worthy and OT The Real. 183rd’s old school samples and boom bap drums back Nym Lo’s smooth, witty lyrics. Nym makes you feel like you’re with him walking through the streets of Harlem, counting money, reflecting on career growth and change.
1) Shark Fin
2) A Million At The Villa
3) A Kid From Town
4) I Love The Game
5) Money Machine
6) Champagne Break
7) Crystal Controls
8) Palawan Don
9) Ice Jackets
10) Exhuma Island