So, this happened. With very little prior announcement (or at least, that I’d seen), ANTHM attempts to keep his unrelenting pace of releases up with another brand new free EP- he’s clearly got intentions of forcing his way through that glass ceiling to wider recognition, and this 8-track release will likely prove another strong addition to his underrated back catalogue.
It’s a huge show of confidence when a relatively underground act can drop off an EP with little-to-no promotion beforehand. Given the heavy promotion and disorienting marketing tactics of certain mainstream rappers, this actually comes as a welcome break from that public posturing, and the self-assurance continues through the tracklisting-no features are listed, and after the assist from Blu on (and simply having Blu’s name associated with) his last EP, it’s clear ANTHM wants to strip it all back a little and work this one solo. Credit to him for that, and given the consistency of his previous work, I’m sure this will be a good EP from start to finish. Stream and grab below.