Published Oct 30, 2015Montreal rap trio the Posterz just might be redefining the modern day rap group. Unlike Atlanta-bred trio Migos, or party-anthem creators Rae Sremmurd, these young artists favour classic boom-bap over contemporary trap hip-hop. The Posterz, consisting of Husser, Kris the $pirit and Joey Sherrett, have a sound undefined by their environment — they're from Montreal's Little Burgundy, a neighbourhood known for housing a jazz legacy rather than a hip-hop scene — but they execute their barz over eclectic backdrops, all produced by Joey.
Last month, the Posterz released the visuals to their leading single, "Bulalay," where they prowl a concrete jungle, shoot gunfire to the sky and simply finesse their lyrics, but it's their frenetic, well delivered verses over minimalist tribal-inspired production made by Mr. Sherrett that sets the bar high. "Want It All" features a '90s flow that puts them in the "modern day boom-bap rap" category, while the chopped and screwed version adds edge. "Ben Up" is the reflective bridge of the EP, as the kids rap about their everyday — their undying determination to make it, flipping off haters and partying — over pounding drums and layered, meditative vocals and synths.
The Posterz's Junga is pretty polished for a group the world hasn't heard enough of yet. Here's hoping this record changes that. (Audible Treats)