Vibe with Clarksville’s Tim Gent on this soulful new project.
Considering that the south is the home of blues music, it seems fitting that Tim Gent and s0 many of his Dirty South counterparts make up the face of soulful rap in the modern era. I am thoroughly impressed with this new project from Clarksville, TN’s Tim Gent. “Life Away From Home” is Gent’s newest project, consisting of ten unique tracks and a diverse selection of flows and production styles.
The instrumentals on this record was near masterful. Many lo-fi beats consisting of warm samples give this track an added level of sincerity for Gent to spit his approachable and life-giving lyrics on. This is a style from Tim that we have come to know well, but Tim experimented with some different instrumental sounds that are more en vogue in rap’s mainstream. One of the singles on the album is “333,” and Tim tested his trap chops over this trancey beat, and was able to keep his head above water in this foreign territory. Not many other rappers mainly existing in the world of lyricism and jazz-rap can do that.
Gent used several Good Kid, mA.A.d City style skits that detail life’s smaller things and other plainly outlandish matters. These added another new layer to the already soulful and engaging project. Gent collaborated several times with Bryant Taylor, and each time he and the singer hit the booth they left with a deliciously melancholy or delightfully lustful addition to the album.
I am very satisfied with this new Tim Gent offering, and have enjoyed watching his growth as an artist over the past year, leading to this newest triumph.