When someone guarantees that they’ve got what I’m looking for in a song, I take notice. That’s mainly because I like the confidence and get intrigued by what they’re putting down. Jersey native CFK’s latest track does a lot within its two-and-a-half minutes. It does have a lot of what I like to hear and does everything pretty darn well.
“NPCs” channels video game lingo, boombap, Dilla-influenced production and a gruff delivery to us something inspirational and hard-hitting. As the main characters in our stories, we constantly have to get people out the way who want to change the story and make it more about them and less about us. The beat’s solid and really gives Dilla vibes throughout with a bit of Madlib. CFK’s flow reminds me of a mix between Joey Bada$$, Earl Sweatshirt and Freddie Gibbs. In other words, a baritone flow that cuts through the foolishness to present truths from where he’s standing.
Not everything is for everyone, and CFK’s track essentially says that his life and story aren’t for sale. I applaud that and applaud the throwback vibes on “NPCs.” If you’re in the market for some chill-but-rough boombap on this Saturday, “NPCs” is right up your alley. Check it out below and remember to support dope music in all its forms.