Danni Toma is wearing his heart on his sleeve on the album ”Kvinde” (Woman). ”Kvinde” is a story of love and all its complications, this story is then wrapped in dreamy pads, heavy kickdrums, and sharp snares.
Rappers are born all over DK this year. With Danni Toma, Tais, Karl William and their likes being conceived all over DK, the Danish HipHop scene is changing.
The current Danish HipHop scene is very inspired by the new trend emerging in the HipHop universe in the US. Some would argue that it has exsisted for a long time, some would argue that it is now finding its true form. This trend known as psychedellic HipHop or ”trip hop”, can be explained as a mix of the dreamy feeling, that a mix of RnB and soul beats could deliver, and the lyrics and flow of Modern Rap. A very praised example of this genre would be Chance The Rapper, and his album ”Acid Rap”.
The tracks on this album are beautifully composed. They are very relaxing and dreamy, and will fit you sunday monday as well as your friday night. The Danish beat production is really enriched at the moment, and it might see a bright future in DK as well as abroad.
Tracks like ”Virkelig” (Really) has a very deep, and beautilful sound to it, with vocals that are harmonised in a enlightened manner. Furthermore the minimalistic drums are amplifying the dreamy feeling. The idea of ”less is more” really shines on this album, and every instrument stands out in its own way.
The lyrics and storyline is not exactly as thourough as the music. According to Danni Toma himself most of the lyrics are inspired by a relatioinship gone bad, and this might be the downfall of this album. Rap albums are usually not as packed with exposed feelings as ”Kvinde” is. Danni Toma gets so soft, that you almost want to turn off the music find the guy, give him a hug and tell him that ”everything is gonna be alright”.
When it comes to the music, ”Kvinde” is one of the best productions in Danish HipHop this year, but the lyrics are simply to simple. Danni Toma needs to step his lyrical game up to reach the level of the tracks he is laying his words on.