The Funky Deli | Aaron-Spencer C: Detroit has a special quality about it when it comes to music. The soulful rhythms birthed during the city’s Motown era, gave Detroit a sound that demonstrated the talent coming out of The Motor City. Nothing’s changed, especially with the Hip Hop talent.
'Intelligent wordplay made to look easy' is the best way to describe the lyrical prowess of the four-emcees-strong collective, Clear Soul Forces. Consisting of Noveliss, E-Fav, Ilajide and L.A.Z, Clear Soul Forces have been putting in work as a group for the past three years, since meeting as individual emcees at a studio jam session with Royce Da 5'9.
It was from that point on that the four Detroit natives began to produce music together, aiming to create originality that would put them on the map as the next big talent to surface from The D.
In 2009 Clear Soul Forces (whose influences include Outkast, Lauryn Hill, The Foreign Exchange and undoubtedly J Dilla) gave the underground scene a taste of their linguistic deliveries and the confidence that was brewing within the camp, with the release of the Clear Soul Radio mixtape (featuring impressive rhymes over Flying Lotus’ “Massage Situation” instrumental). This was followed by The Departure EP, helping to imprint the group on to the ‘ones to watch’ list of many music aficionados.
Today, Clear Soul Forces have been performing shows across the US displaying their rhymes to crowds who instantly feel the hunger coming from four 20-somethings, who are determined to leave a lasting impression on Hip Hop. Since performing at SXSW in 2011 and again in 2012, then receiving a co-sign from Red Bull by being the featured as part of the Red Bull soundstage program, Clear Soul Forces continue to push on the grind as their latest album Detroit Revolution(s) keeps the Motown lyricists blowing up on everybody’s radar.
Check out Clear Soul Forces via www.forceswithyou.com and listen to Detroit Revolution(s) and The Departure at clearsoulforces.bandcamp.com.
Follow their Twitter: @clearsoulforces. // Recommended Listen: “Runnin”, “Knuckle Up”, “Stack Yo Paypuh”.