This is the brand new EP from Atlanta’s very own Nick Grant, who came onto my radar with a pretty solid debut album Return of the Cool at the beginning of 2017. It’s been a couple years since we last heard from him but with everything going on right now, he’s teaming up with Top Dawg Entertainment in-house producer Tae Beast for God Bless the Child.
Things kick off with “L.O.V.E. (Living Out Various Emotions)”, where Nick comes through with some thoughtful bars over a soulful instrumental. The next song “FEDS” talks about sending his competition to the morgue over a somewhat funky beat while the track “Bless the Child” is a well written response to George Floyd’s murder over a calming instrumental. The song “K9” talks about some dude runnin’ his mouth over a slow beat & then the closer “Black Windows” talks about haters over an instrumental that starts off tropical, but transitions into something more hard hitting about halfway through.
As much as I enjoyed Return of the Cool, this really might be Nick’s best work to date. From the dude’s ever-so-conscious lyricism to Tae Beast’s impeccably tight production, everything about this EP just comes together very well & it has me looking forward to seeing what’ll happen next on his sophomore album.