The single sits at a smooth 89bpm and lasts four minutes and twenty-nine seconds. Commencing with a twenty-two-second instrumental introduction, ‘Black Fist’ has a jazz-like flow that predominantly utilizes a steady beat, layered piano, and a subtle vocalized harmony line.
The rap commences at the 0:22 mark with NatStar choosing to project a controlled yet strong vocal color. Using his lyrics to push the powerful message of the track, NatStar refrains from increasing the intensity of his rap, resulting in the stylistic synchronicity between the instrumentation’s flow and the prominent rap.
With lyrics like “Black fist, four hundred years of practice, we got this”, the clear message of empowerment is the dominant theme throughout this single and is delivered dynamically through NatStar’s writing. A stand out point of stylistic creativity can be found at around the 3:37 mark when an emotive string section, combined with a delayed and effected rap, creates an ambient feel that leads to the outro.
Fans of NatStar, as well as those who appreciate meaningful and empowering Hip-Hop/Rap that is desperately needed during this time, will definitely want to hear this single. Make sure you follow NatStar on his social media to keep up to date with his upcoming releases and performances!
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