CITR’s first encounter with Abstract Cannon’s work was his EP, Primary Consumer, an apocalyptic and brooding slice of hip-hop. Since then the guy has been hard at work producing new material. His new single, Swastika, features up and coming MC Danny Watts and words from Cannon himself.
The sound itself has taken a remarkable new direction, perhaps because of the introduction of Cannon as a rapper in his own right. His voice is deep and commanding and clashes interestingly with the fluid and hazy beat. In truth his verse is a tad raw at times, it seems to flail hoping to land a punch, yet there’s a charming frankness to the subject matter and his empowered way of rapping that ultimately gives the record a sense of power.
Stream and download the single below.