I stumbled upon this on tumblr last night. If BET isn’t watching you… then you make your own cypher. If you don’t know about The Getback, stay tuned because we will be continuing to follow their progression. The collective is made up of some very talented poets and musicians from The Bay. The most visible is Rafael Casal, a young spitta from Oakland. He gets off in this cypher flexing mad tenacity and dexterity in his rhyme sequence. This is one of the most well rounded and well crafted verses I’ve heard from him. Daveed Diggs bring a presence to the mic that exudes honesty and opportunity…as if he is just waiting to speak life into hip-hop. The other two emcees (D Smoke and Goldie Slim) are from Los Angeles and if their bars here are any inclination at what is up next then we might just have to get back and make way.
Antonio Cortez Appling