Twist from Civil Mics told me about Shinobi Stalin months ago, but I didn’t really get to listen to a lot of his music until recently. And this is one of those cases where I was wondering why I had been sleeping for so long… Fortunately, the saying ‘better late than never’ is true, and I can now make up for my lack of reactivity. If you’ve never heard of Shinobi Stalin before, here is a little something that should convince you of his talent and make you want to hear more!
Spiritual Law is the first collaboration between him and his cousin Word Chemist and is not featured anywhere for the moment, but it’s a very nice introduction to their universe. The production, by Abbott, is very chilled and has this old-shcool feeling to it that makes me nod my head and relax at the same time. What I really appreciate is the very smooth and natural delivery of the MCs, as well as the interesting lyrics, that once again make me feel quite confident about the present and future of hip-hop. I’ve heard so many talented MCs in the past months that I wonder how some people can still claim that it’s a lost art…
Shinobi Stalin is currently working on several projects, including the highly anticipated Civil Mics album, as well as his next album, Invisible Man, with Domination Recordings and Vets of Kin. While waiting for all this goodness, you can listen to Spiritual Law below.
Find out more about Shinobi Stalin: Reverbnation