Clear Soul Forces
Detroit’s Clear Soul Forces manage to feel retro while sounding updated. Almost like the next iteration of Tribe, Slum Village and Black Moon all rolled in one, the group sheds light on the area’s unique history in hip-hop while continuing to develop that approach. They sound more organic than previous Detroit rap acts, while maintaining traces of that hard-hitting metallic quality that makes Detroit hip-hop so gritty. If they’d been around in the '90s, they might have found themselves with one foot in Native Tongues and the other in the Boot Camp Clik.