BRIAN FRESCO DROPS NEW ALBUM "LOVE SCARS" WITH FEATURES FROM CHANCE THE RAPPER, VIC MENSA, KAMI, TWISTA & MORE
Written by: Devon Culbert (@DC26DC)
It’s been a long time since the street grown days of the Save Money militia owned Chicago through all senses imaginable. Chance and Vic may have been the names to really take over the mainstream market, but the whole history and culture of it all feels incomplete without Towkio and Kami and Dally, and of course, Brian Fresco. With his latest project Love Scars, the young artist reminds us he is still in his prime and gives his classic flair a new twist in 2018.
The intro record for this sees him rapping over Thelonious Martin production, has “Had To” unleashes some of Fresco’s most impactful bars of his career. You can here the passion in his voice, the grit between syllables, and the vivid tonal colors to each little inflection. Fresco makes sure the title reigns true, as he raps lines such as “I don’t know who to trust, own niggas want me done/My BM hate my guts but I keep my focus up”. The people who you hold closest have the ability to make the deepest cuts, and the scars can either enlighten or destroy you. The colorful cover art for this project shows all of the different aspects of his life that have made him whole, and the music enhances every detail of his life to make it a true work of art.
A string of previously released singles “Pull Up”, “Stay Up”, and “Bottles” show what we already know, and highlight his variance in the genre we know as rap, from the crooning verses he trades over Snapback production to the feel good vibe of “popping bottles”. The production suits Fresco’s varying tone changes, on happier tracks such as the singles, to party vibes as the Twista assisted “No Words”, to records with a harder backbone and tougher bite like “No Bow Wow Challenge”, which shows Fresco and Save Money cohort Vic Mensa trading verses.
Fresco not only shows the obvious artist evolution from his last project Casanova, but the steps that have made him the man he is today. The dark shades of the past, the cool collection of the present day, and the bright future ahead of him. Love Scars shows anyone listening that Fresco has got exactly what everyone wants to hear to a T, and so much more.
Peep the project below and enjoy.