As anyone who has spent much time in the California beach town can tell you, Santa Cruz is a pretty chill place. Local rap artist King Midas is standing up and casting off that sleepy reputation with his new album Shlapped in Class, stuffing it full of bangers and icy flows. He delivers lines about his lifestyle with a laidback confidence that makes you believe him, and in yourself. Though these beats trap plenty hard, they’ve obviously been created with an eye for beauty, as sublime moments like the breakdown on “Moles on Molly” illustrate. If you’re looking for an up-and-coming rapper with a connection to his roots and an eye to the heavens, not to mention a mouth that spits fire, King Midas is your guy.
Review written by MuzicNotez writer Haakon Williams
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