Dillan Ponders' Numb EP is a Gem of Rap Music

Dillan Ponders' Numb EP is a Gem of Rap Music

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Numb is the third mix-tape put out this year by Smashmouth rapper Dillan Ponders. It’s evident that he and the Smashmouth family have been hard at work this year, from opening shows for big names in hip-hop like the Flatbush Zombies and Joey BadA$$, to dropping almost back to back projects, their creativity and persistence for production is setting them a part from other fellow Toronto rappers and crews.

Earlier this year Ponders dropped Lust and Overdose, but Numb the 9-track album produced by Tay Lewis is where the evolution of Ponders creativity and lyrical flow are truly accentuated. It is here in which we can see that he as an artist has furthermore developed and perfected his talents throughout the year.

But even with the progression of his music and talent, there’s always something familiar in Ponders’ work with the way his persona is always carried on from song to song. Essentially, this factor of his music is what makes the nature of his lyrics and image always credible.

As much as the well-produced and constructed album plays around with trap-infused beats and variations of unexpectedly dropped samples (like the random Lana Del Rey vocals and a cover of Stephen Marley’s “Hey Baby”), the vibe that Ponders brings forth in his lyrics is always consistent.

With the outcome of Numb and Overdose being nominated for best mix-tape of the year via Rkulture, it will be interesting to watch how his career advances from here. 

Last Friday night, Ponders opened for Mac Miller in Toronto’s Sound Academy.

 

You can stream Numb below.

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