by: Quinn Cory
Milwaukee-based rapper Dad brings us a banger entitled "Pastor" with an accompanied visual, which we will premiere in two weeks. Lyrically, the song hangs onto the moral struggle of good and bad. Tangled with religious metaphor, the heavy beat is reminiscent of many classic southern rap songs.
Dad separates himself from the midwest rap sound with a dirtier production and deeper sense of earnestness. The holy father is seemingly a rap character, created by the artist. The flow features tactful and intentional delivery, an expected facet of the rapper's sound. Although the holy father is a quasi-fictional character, it is apparent that the ethical see-saw described in "Pastor" derives from the musician's personal struggles and experiences.
Dad explains, "this is the midpoint of 'Father Figure', my last tape, and 'Holy Father', my next tape. It's a holy trinity". "I was going through some things and fighting my demons and shit, that's what this song represents...and the video." This is the second single off of "Dadscension" after '17th century'. Enjoy.
artwork by Gabriel Ochoa