Cities Aviv – “Flex Your Gold”

 

The latest from Memphis rapper Cities Aviv is a loose and static drenched number that ebbs and burns. The lyrics are undecipherable, enveloped by the track, eventually ending in a cacophony of static. Aviv has remained under the radar despite profiles in notable publications such as Spin and the New York Times. His tracks are distinctly hip, more likely to earn applause from a Pitchfork-centric indie audience than from the typical Datpiff loving rap head. He samples from soul and blues, from industrial and rock. His flow glides over a swooning summer day or pushes over a metallic unnerving city night. Flex Your Gold is Youth Lagoon or Toro Y Moi meets Mos Def. Learn and love.

 

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I am a student at the University of Washington, majoring in Percussion Performance and Music Education. View all posts by ctrimis

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