The Hierarchy-HC3 Review
With less than one year in the game The Hierarchy, a 3 member rap group hailing from Milwaukee, WI consisting of Myles, Breed and M.Ke, released their first group effort, HC3, with a combination of limited physical and free online release. The Hierarchy blends the lyrical weed influenced styles of Kottonmouth Kings with a drum and bass boom that has overtones of B.O.B. The entire project features all original production by M.ke with mixing and mastering by Myles definitely draws the attention of the fans with slick cover art and booming bass but seam to fall short on the whole concept of a full length album. Only 4 tracks of the 13 on the project are longer than 3 minutes in length which gives off the impression that the project was rushed together or the artists on the short tracks backed out at the last minute leaving a vacancy. The songs on here that do stick out the most are the ones that have a longer running time except one.
Dealing with the ups and downs of stoner life, this track makes good on its intentions of being the Midwest stoner anthem, a simple hook blended into two separate verses with a beat that could easily be set on repeat to cement the mood of any house party in an unnoticed virtual loop. Boosting of top grade marijuana strands in their bowls and a determined nature, The Hierarchy reaches and grabs attention with this track.
What should be considered a video and single worthy track from this project, Remedy delivers on its promise to make you pay attention to this group. The lyrical ability of all members shines brightly here but unfortunately seems limited to this track. If the same dedication shown on this track was implemented on the remaining ones, than this entire album would be an excellent debut project.
No features appear on this album which seems to help and hinder this debut project. The attempt to stand on their own two feet is noble of The Hierarchy but not necessarily the smartest move for a debut project from a previously unknown group. With much potential and natural talent, The Hierarchy shows that they are just getting started with much more to come.