5 Songs, 16 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Florida-born, Atlanta-based producer and MC Noah Scharf flaunts his omnivorous musical knowledge and intricate lyricism on his audacious, surprising debut EP. World-weary opening track “Shoulders” pairs Scharf’s beleaguered lyrics with shards of piano and floor-rumbling bass; the boasts of “Aww Man” get a boost from bubbly synths that explode into giddy triumph on the chorus. While “Do the Math” and “Wavy” nod to 2017’s trap-dominated hip-hop landscape, Scharf adds details—blooming keyboards, buried string drones—that tip off listeners to his self-taught style.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Florida-born, Atlanta-based producer and MC Noah Scharf flaunts his omnivorous musical knowledge and intricate lyricism on his audacious, surprising debut EP. World-weary opening track “Shoulders” pairs Scharf’s beleaguered lyrics with shards of piano and floor-rumbling bass; the boasts of “Aww Man” get a boost from bubbly synths that explode into giddy triumph on the chorus. While “Do the Math” and “Wavy” nod to 2017’s trap-dominated hip-hop landscape, Scharf adds details—blooming keyboards, buried string drones—that tip off listeners to his self-taught style.

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