22-year-old Minneapolis resident Lu Afework raps under Student 1 and is releasing music at a rapid rate. Having dropped more than 40 tracks between several projects in 2016, it's no surprise that yet another project comes early in 2017. Student 1's self-described "hot fire goofy boy raps" draw an awfully lazy comparison to early Childish Gambino, although Lu's not quite as angsty or eager to rap about his dick as early Donald.
Student 1's latest effort is 'dichotomy', a 7 song EP with a feature on each track. He easily trades bars with a number of different artists, all the while showcasing some of the Minneapolis scene that surrounds him. Emcees such as Drelli, Why Khaliq and CRASHprez join Lu on tracks, with production from the likes of shrimpnose and gorgeous randi flamethrower.
Overall, 'dichotomy' is an easy listen, with Student 1 continuing to polish his raps. Expect more music to be continuously pumped out. And for any Minneapolis readers, there's a release party coming up.