Christopher Anderson–Anderson for short–started rapping in 2009. After discovering his love for writing and music he began experimenting with different styles and honing his craft. Six years of hard work has paid off and resulted in a solid first showing of his musical talent.
One thing’s for sure, Anderson is smooth. The EP opens with an ominous beat on the piano, and maintains a steady lyrical flow throughout. The piano is continuous throughout the EP; the chosen key progression has a bit of a ‘sad’ tone, which adds to the seriousness of his lyrics. Lyrically, Anderson’s topics are not out of the ordinary, but his great flow takes this EP above and beyond.
Anderson has set the bar high for his first compilation. Young Wise & Gifted is a solid showing of his lyrical ability and the talent to create tracks with great flow. Kudos to him for setting the bar high early on.
Track three shows some Kendrick Lamar influence–It’s got a smooth, jazzy lounge feel. It goes well with the song topic–love for a girl. It’s quickly become one of my personal favourites. There’s no doubt Anderson has flow when listening to this track.
Coming from a single parent household, Anderson’s journey has not been an easy one. “At a young age I had to step up and be the man of the house and start paying bills,” says Anderson. His lyrics throughout the EP speak to many of his challenging life experiences, making him instantly relatable.
Overall, a solid first showing for a debut EP. Keep that smooth flow up, Anderson.
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