The SMOG is here. It’s all engulfing. Take your last fresh breath before you get burnt. Emcee’s Mouf (Known Associates, BTE) and Kogz (Perth, TPW) join forces with Perth producers Mat Rafle and Rob Shaker (SBX) to create a unique sound infusing their experiences and individual styles together with masterful wordplay and deftly constructed beats.
With solid guest appearances from 1/6, Azmatic, Ciecmate, Cheap Sober, Complete, Gutz, Inveigh Slang, Mortar, Optamus, Sever & Walter Washington Jr this release is big. But don’t worry, as with 19 tracks, the guest features don’t dilute the SMOG.
SMOG isn’t for the weak of heart, as Kogz so eloquently expresses on Real Rec Raw “I don’t water down shit kid, cope with it.” SMOG has an impressive eclectic mixture of songs, with content that tackles a wide spectrum of themes; dark, raw and sometimes comical; from honest recollections of haunting pasts on Rats Rats to beef with shit talkers on the internet on Spiders.