[New Release] SAN E
The style is in stark difference to his previous entries. Pop-friendly instrumental are replaced for hard-hitting trap beats, and love-themed lyrics make way for ear-splitting rhymes and witty wordplay, earning him the title of “rap genius” in Korea.
He also moves on from his catchy hooks, focusing more on content than tunes, which has been his focus for most of his career.
San E doesn’t play it safe in this album, rapping about politics on “Bad Year” and inner conflict on “Counselor” and “Lost In Myself.” He shows that he won’t let criticism go to his head in lead single, “I Am Me.”
By Kim Jung-kyoon