August 5, 2013 1 comment
Out in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex there’s a hip-hop collective called Brain Gang (I wrote that thing there). For the sake of comparison, they’re kind of like Odd Future, but nix the childishness and odes to Satanism. Each member has their own distinctive style and the newest addition to the crew, Sam Lao adds the obvious—she’s a lady. Now, that we’ve got that inevitable statement out of the way let’s talk about the fact that she spits hot fire. “Pilgrims,” sees Lao rapping boastfully and comfortably over a distorted synths and loud snares that are just as confident as the rappers bars. The visuals for the song feature Lao at the head of the table and the rest of the Brain Gang crew feasting.
Give Lao’s six track EP West Pantego a listen. It’s got some speedometer rhymes, more boastful bars, slightly raspy singing and spoken word poetry.