‘Facts ‘ Def Pressé 8.5
Madison Washington’s ‘Code Switchin’ EP was one of 2017’s highlights, so it’s dead gratifying to hear them dropping totally new material already. ‘Facts’ is rugged and fuzzy as fuck, the vocals double-tracked until they reach a genuinely New Kingdom-esque pitch of groggy madness, the beats hitting those same divine pleasure-centers that the Son Of Sam album so thoroughly ravaged this year. Malik Ameer spits with a ragged anger and rage that’s utterly compelling — an essential tail-end farewell to another fantastic year in hip-hop. Diggit.