Ty Farris – “Fluorescent Mud” review

This is the 7th full-length album from Detroit emcee Ty Farris. Coming up under the name T-Flame, he was featured on a lot of projects throughout the mid-2000’s until the very end of the decade where he started to put out solo stuff at a prolific rate from Tyrant to Room 39. He just dropped his 3rd EP Moments of Mayhem back in March produced entirely by Italy’s very own Slim 1 & has decided to recruit Switzerland’s very own Sebb Bash for Fluorescent Mud.

“Bashing Heads” is a chaotic opener declaring himself as the main event & his opposition as the undercards whereas “Mental Tats” takes a morbid route talking about how this the meeting of the Gods. “Crown Us” works in some strings talking about how sometimes you lose battles before the crown comes & after “The Homie Van” interlude, “Where’s the Garbage Can?” lividly calls out anyone who wants to step up to him for being wack. Meanwhile on “Deadly Dialogue”, we have Ty over a wavy instrumental talking about being prepared for such leading into Estee Nack tagging along for the tense “That Simple” telling everyone in their path to face the music.

“Con Uno” solemnly talks about being one of the greatest to ever do it & the “Destinations” interlude, “Feed the Kids” has this incredible vocal sample addressing poverty while the song “Can’t Candy Coat It” atmospherically confesses he only writes what. The penultimate track “Condominium Crack Dealers” with Planet Asia incorporates some organs getting on their hustler shit & the horn-laced “Immortalized” finishes the album by talking about his legacy.

The more that Ty drops a new project, the further that he cements himself as one of the most consistent MCs in Detroit today & Fluorescent Mud is no exception of that. Sebb Bash whips up some of his best production yet & T-Flame’s gritty yet ear-grabbing bars pretty much exemplifies the point that he made during the last joint. Can’t wait for the 5th & final installment of the No Cosign, Just Cocaine series.

Score: 4/5

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