His music is so far removed from the East Coast/West Coast style of hip-hop that with each subsequent release, Oklahoma rappers are forging their own coast Red Dirt Coast, if you will.
After spinning this album, Im pretty sure Worm could be the mayor of the Red Dirt Coast.
And why not? With their lo-fi, DIY sound, tracks like Pretty Little Liars (The Mack) and Nike prove Worm achieves excellent results with limited resources. His laid-back flow and lush sampling work hard to compensate for the four-track demo sound. In that respect, its actually kinda punk rock.
The Casio-esque tones of Car Crash and Thinking Out L.O.U.D. are mesmerizing, rolling and swirling in the headphones. This effect is mastered with Purple Rain not a Prince cover, but an attempt to hit on a girl on the first day of school. A high-pitched voice repeats purple rain over and over, to intensely trippy results. Its the standout track on an album filled with them. Louis Fowler