Album Review: Harn SOLO – Perfect Picture

Set for release on October 1st, Harn SOLO’s sixth studio album and second release of this year, Perfect Picture, is produced in its entirety by upcoming music talent Crescent Kingz.  Originally from the West Coast, now a New Orleans transplant and fixture, SOLO’s style has increasingly advanced into a nontraditional, ground breaking perfect picture.  The sounds provided by CZA of Crescent Kingz give SOLO a very unique canvas with an opportunity to paint his diverse range of vocals and song writing abilities.

The opening track “So Cold” displays a very unconventional vibe that will immediately let listeners know that they are in for something different with this release.  SOLO’s distinct voice and style stands out in the first single “The Future” which is co-produced by Pro Prospek, with whom SOLO collaborated with on his last release Journey To The Sky.

In an era where features are sometimes over abundant, SOLO chooses to call on help from fellow artists on only two of the ten tracks on Perfect Picture, allowing him shine on his own album.  “Star Gazing” includes a stand out verse from Lyiqs Da Lyraciss who displays some dope metaphors over the hard hitting boom bap backdrop.  The innovative hooks to each track are a testament to the progressive style that SOLO has adopted with his music.

Harn SOLO gives all credit for this creative renaissance to his current home New Orleans, all while staying true to the sentimental sounds of the golden period of hip hop in the 90’s.   With Perfect Picture, SOLO reaches higher and experiments with rhyme configurations as well as appealing melodies, separating him from the average artist and his contemporaries.