15 Songs, 58 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

As longtime hip-hop heads know, Bliss n Eso can hold their own in the cypher. Off the Grid shows the duo tackling personal and political demons. Tracks like “Dopamine” and “Off the Grid” refuel the soul, throwing blows at daily obstacles and the world’s ills. Soul legend Lee Fields lends his big voice to “Friend Like That” and “Soul Glo.” And Bliss n Eso uphold the tradition of shouting out their turntable technician, letting DJ Izm get busy on “Whatever Happened to the DJ.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

As longtime hip-hop heads know, Bliss n Eso can hold their own in the cypher. Off the Grid shows the duo tackling personal and political demons. Tracks like “Dopamine” and “Off the Grid” refuel the soul, throwing blows at daily obstacles and the world’s ills. Soul legend Lee Fields lends his big voice to “Friend Like That” and “Soul Glo.” And Bliss n Eso uphold the tradition of shouting out their turntable technician, letting DJ Izm get busy on “Whatever Happened to the DJ.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Lønely.Pøet ,

Bruh...

I heard Watsky!(my favorite rapper) was in a new song, T.T.R.O. got me hooked, just bought the full album and they’re now my favorite rap group! 10/10

Atoms connect us ,

Mind blown.

This is my 2nd favorite album, first being Running on Air. I had a 2 hour drive the day this came out & I couldn't have been happier listening to this on repeat. Good job guys & congrats on sobriety Eso!!

Alex Dionisio ,

Bliss N Eso are positive and conscious

At least there is one project of the week that deserves some considerable respect. The new and sixth LP by Sydney, Australian trio Bliss N Eso, entitled Off The Grid is a fine addition to the renowned crew’s expanding catalogue. A hip-hop band conscientious and observant of the true elements of the culture and music, Bliss N Eso (MC Bliss, MC Eso and DJ Izm) make a strong upright showing on Off The Grid, which is packed full of motivation, inspiration and friendly anthemic cuts for fans. Their tone at the top is to turn lemons into lemonade with hopes to raise the youth with “love, compassion and empathy.” They emit positive energy obviously but also firm strength, going off with clever interesting braggadocio in “Tear The Roof Off” and remembering to go off the clock from their jobs for some cool-out in the herbalised “Coolin’” and especially “Birds in the Sky.” Of particular note, the gang give an ode to turntablism, live producer accompaniment on stage, scratching and all that good stuff on “Whatever Happened to the DJ,” and in “Moments,” they honorably rap, “f--- the money, cars and accessories ‘cause the only thing we take to our grave is our memories.” For sure a lively, peppy roundup of skilled men, Bliss N Eso may seem to some a little too sweet and happy with predominately PG-rated ballads of nice warm cozy notes, but you cannot knock their fine wordplay and lyricism and their concentrated focus on going on, living life, working hard and spreading goodness of word to the people.

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