The Hashassins demonstrate cultural appropriation on their new EP “Moments”. Some of the production is slick but the duo’s demeanor comes across as forced and inauthentic on tracks such as “Yayha” where the duo tries to tonally force their best “black voice” impersonation. I don’t think William Wallace and Sincere talk that way on the “rough streets” of Westfield, MA. The flow seems forced but lyrically they are competent enough. The message seems contrived, not my cup of tea but I can see the appeal in certain circles of hip-hop.
Check out “Yayha” and tell me in the comments if you think I’m trippin’: