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SNRXG - EP Review: True Story

06 Nov 2023 // A review by Cathy Elizabeth

Huntly born and raised artist SNRXG keeps the quality tracks coming with this 6-track EP True Story. Collaborating with top-notch local talent, the production on all of these tracks is mint. SNRXG exudes confidence and competence and deserves a lot more airtime for these efforts, hundred percent.

Venting is crisp, crunchy, and creative. Pouring out his heart and soul, grateful for the medium of music, for self-expression and soul-searching. The material is very relatable and has just the right vibe, for an easy and enjoyable listening experience. It’s tough but real, and heart-felt too.

Clever and punchy lyrics coupled with well-made beats, great delivery, and flurries of creative production value, all working together to keep the listener engaged throughout. Like the reverse snare hits on Outside. This music can easily stand alone, or alongside the quality of any other well-known artist, on any playlist, any day of the week.

The intro on Real Ones has a great impact; soulful and deep. Excellent use of vocal layering and delays. Shout out to Mr. X, Hy-Speed, Driiks, Outloc Da Don, and Tai Mataiti for the collabs on this dope track.

Beautiful piano on 10s Down, and a great message of independence and tenacity. It sounds or feels like maybe a child’s voice is in there somewhere, and this creates such a beautiful imagery of perhaps a father imparting wisdom to a son. Or the innocence of childhood up against the harsh realities of life. Finding a way to survive in this world but doing it with a joy and a positivity that allows one to stay vulnerable, while staying strong at the same time.

That’s the message I get from the whole EP actually. Keeping a soft heart in a hard world. It’s woven through the EP both musically and lyrically and it’s really well done. Well done to everyone involved in the creation of True Story. Don’t stop making music and keep calm and stay cool.

 

About SNRXG

Born & Raised in a small town in the Waikato region, Huntly a place known for its small features and historical figures. SNRXG first gained a passion for music at a early age when he was attending intermediate from freestyling for school friends and family. He liked listening to all types of genres but the one that stood out the most for him was "Hip - Hop Rap" such as the likes of Tupac, B.I.G, Nas, and also a few local NZ acts like Sid Diamond, Scribe and Deceptikonz. SNRXG was so influenced by the vocal lyricism capability that once he was able to obtain his own equipment he took that opportunity and crafted his own sound, this is when he started to distribute his music globally.

He is currently establishing his own label known as ST. Made Records NZ.
A Digital Distribution & Management Organisation founded in 2022.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for SNRXG

Releases

True Story
Year: 2023
Type: EP

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