EP: Broke/ & Repeat Pattern – Badminton Club

Although I’ve been following his soundcloud page for a while now, I was only introduced to the rapping of Broke/ when he dropped the first single from Badminton Club earlier this month.  However, listening through Broke/’s new EP with producer Repeat Pattern sounds like listening to a veteran of the mic.  Not unlike Joey Bada$$ on his 1999 mixtape, Broke/ is able to channel an old hip-hop soul through his diction and confident delivery across Badminton Club.  Broke/’s old school vibe is a perfect match for Repeat Pattern’s production which bounces between RZA’s grit and Madlib’s talent for oddball sample manipulation in a resulting formula distinctively his own.  His tape definitely is not the most forward-thinking tape of 2012, but on Badminton Club Broke/ manages to match a great amount of reverence for old school hip-hop classics with undeniable talent, which is more than most rappers can provide.  Stream my favorite track below and the entire tape after the jump.

-PK

pkelly94EP: Broke/ & Repeat Pattern – Badminton Club