One of the hardest workers in the hip-hop game, NOLA’s underground Picasso Harn Solo drops his sixth album, Perfect Picture on October 1st. Forming strong partnerships with talented producers Prospek (love the drum beats) and CZA of Crescent City Kingz, the trio merge together to tint a detailed layered sonic portrait. Reflecting influences from the West Coast, the South and the ever-enduring 90’s decade of golden hip-hop, even with Harn vacillating between a fast trip and slower, deliberate melodic flow, several listens are required to catch the clever word play that naturally add shadows and texture to the collective painting.
Lyriqs da Lyriciss, a guest on the album, appears memorably on one of the album brush strokes, “Star Gazing”. Paying tribute to his current city on “Louis Armstrong”, it’s obvious this song mirrors the unique spirit of a legendary music town. Hitting his stride and reflecting confident growth on the other highlights,“The Future” and the title track, his “wild style” is infectious. Standing back from the “Perfect Picture”, the listener will view the canvas chock full of inventive swirls and impressive reverbs.