In a time where devastation runs rampant throughout the United States from school shootings, cities ripe with crime and homicides, and the overall fear of our country’s destruction, it’s nice to hear someone speak so elegantly about his love for his home town. I found this in the form of Come Back Home, a collaborative record from London based emcee K.I.N.E.T.I.K. and France based producer Terem.
The fellow labelmates set foot in K.I.N.E.T.I.K.’s hometown, guiding us through local spots, family gatherings, and signs of gentrification. Through descriptive, existential thematics, K.I.N.E.T.I.K. skillfully soaks us into the unwavering warmth and fleeting familiarity of his stomping grounds.
Terem provides a smooth and inspired isntrumental that blankets K.I.N.E.T.I.K.’s nostalgic musings, while frequent collaborator Imperial scratches in Prodigy’s Shook Ones Part II “if I die, I couldn’t choose a better location.” Come Back Home’s attention to detail is astounding, but coming from Illect Recordings, it is no surprise.