Hear Scribe and Onglish Wash the Competition on New Album 'SOAP'
The Ontario duo's latest features Eyeda Sophia, Paulo Leon and Earlybird
Published Oct 13, 2020SOAP, the new collaborative album from Toronto-based MC/poet Scribe and Hamilton-based producer Onglish, is an acronym for "Scribe and Onglish Aren't Perfect." However, the pair show listeners just how crisp and clean they can be on the eight-track release, which you can hear in its entirety below.
The dynamic SOAP bubbles up to the surface after the Ontario pair fostered a chemistry over a five-year period, in search of a "single-minded" process as opposed to simply matching beats and bars. Along the way, the two rope in additional vocals and verses from Eyeda Sophia, Paulo Leon and Earlybird.
Scribe is a precise MC and a mind at work, grounded by family yet still "moving books like they were bricks" with his punctual, impactful delivery. On standout "Vices," he raps over Onglish's soft flutes and piano, "The city way too hot this summer / Bullets rain like beads of sweat, it's like an Oprah giveaway this summer / Like, 'you caught a body!' 'He'll catch a body' / They'll cop a shotty, let it bang and ain't nobody sorry."
Take in SOAP in the player below. The album is now available to stream and purchase through Bandcamp.