‘City of Love’ is the latest single from South Jersey hip-hop artist Ron A.P. taken from his new album of the same name.
There’s something great hearing a “pure” hip-hop track – and that’s exactly how I’d describe ‘City of Love’. It’s a no frills approach to rap, relying on slick lyrics and tight delivery over any over the top production techniques.
That’s not to say the beat doesn’t work perfectly as a backdrop. It’s minimal to the point where Ron A.P.’s bars can take full focus and works to set the tone well for a track that clearly takes inspiration from the old school heavyweights like Nas and Jay-Z.
And like many old school hip hop bangers, City of Love is dedicated to – you guessed it – the love of a city. In this case that city is Philadelphia, as Ron A.P.’s lyrics address his love for Philly’s gritty but relentlessly real reputation, lifestyle and scene.
Make sure to check out the full ‘City of Love’ album below too.