Keeping up with S.udan: Put your ears to “Powers” and “100 South”

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S.udan | photo courtesy of the artist
S.udan | photo courtesy of the artist

Philly rapper S.udan has been making good on his promise to deliver a regular stream of new jams this year. When we last check in on him, the observational hustle story “The Difference” had followed up the poignant and socially conscious “Die Tonight.” That was December, and S.udan has dropped two more tracks in the two months since.

Most recently is “Powers,” a trippy trap jam recorded with vocalist KP and producers The Wave Cutters; S.udan enters at the minute and 20 mark, and it’s all a nervy buildup to two MCs on the lyrical prowl. “I’ve got these demons in me, they always eatin’ at my chest / I got this nina wit me, to let em know that I’m a vet / so let it go, just so they know.”

“100 South” was produced by Aden Ohayon and also works those eerie synthesizer tones and nervous tension — S.udan is supremely skilled at this, and given the pre-inaugural release date on this one, he gets a political dig in with the line “keepin’ order, no water / Trump tryin’ to send people back across the border.”

We’ll be waiting for March’s track with open ears.

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