February 7, 2019  /  Numan Cole

Location: Planet Earth

FFO: Mystic, Queens D. Light

Label: Sukhbinder Singh

Conscious hip-hop never sounded so conscious. Numan Cole‘s latest single ‘Mid Scream’ is a poignant snapshot into the current human experience – told through the lens of “someone who knocked over a young woman in a car, and returned to save her life.”

It’s a striking metaphor – relating this tragic tale to Earth herself, and the irreversible damage we are causing through pollution and environmental abuse. Cole asks the question: is it too late to save her?

Sonically, it’s a beautiful cornucopia of genre, crafting an artsy blend of synth-wave electronica, haunting hip-hop, downtempo soul and a subtle splash of break-beat DnB.