Music News

Dynas

Queens-bred, Broward-based lyricist Dynas has put out an impressive limited-edition mixtape, Street Skriptures, that unabashedly "borrows" beats and vocals from other producers. Corporate attorneys would call such an act theft, but hey, this is hip-hop. Jacking beats is a 25-year-old habit within the genre, and on Street Skriptures, Dynas does it well. The lyrical content is what matters anyway, and Dynas makes sure to leave listeners with a lot to talk about. This isn't a typical NYC bootleg where dis tracks about other MCs abound. Instead, Dynas and his Badgramma Records affiliates focus on real-life situations and for the most part represent the essence of blue-collar hip-hop. A track like "GBCee's Freestyle," which snatches MF DOOM's beat off of De La Soul's "Rock Co. Kane Flow" and aggressively gives it some authentic 954 flavor, helps showcase the rap talent that South Florida has to offer. The bulk of the 19 tracks on this mixer bang out with the precision one comes to expect from a rap veteran like Dynas. At times, though, dude sounds like he's repping three cities at once: New York, Sunrise, and Miami, which can get confusing. Rest assured, however; Dynas and his crew are on the right path to giving Broward a signature hometown sound.
KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Jonathan Cunningham