PSA- [Fat Nick]

Fat Nick has been an underground phenom for some time now. His completely individualistic sound fits right on the same path that some of his friends are on including $uicideboy$, Germ, and Pouya, among others, yet they all find a way to separate themselves in their own lanes within a similar subset of the industry. Fat Nick has always had a smoothness to him, whether you’re listening to his toned-down offerings or his hyped-up, crazy bangers. Although we haven’t received a cohesive project in some time now, he has been consistently dropping singles every couple of weeks on his own and with some very special guests.

His latest loosie is called “PSA”, and to say it goes hard is an understatement. Production on this track features some daunting yet bouncy synths to lay a sort of pavement for the rest of the instruments. These instruments are pretty much percussion dominant, with beyond aggressive snares and hats riddled throughout, as well as beyond the heavy myriad of 808s. Nick puts his ever so clever wordplay and bars on full display while he talks about the wild crew he runs with, his troubled past with drugs and crime, and other familiar tales you hear throughout the world of Rap music.

I’m a big fan of this new song that Fat Nick surprised us with, and I think I know why. His song “Pemex” that was released last year with friend and collaborator Shakewell was one of my favorite somewhat recent offerings from the Florida artist, and “PSA” sounds ever so reminiscent of that single. Everything from the flow of the hook to the instruments used in the beat and beyond, this song sounds like a second rendition of last year’s hit. That’s not a complaint from me, however, because once again, that was possibly the best song he put out all year in my opinion, so this track is looking to play a similar role from what I would imagine. While we wait for an actual project rather than just one-offs from Fat Nick, “PSA” should definitely keep you pleased and hold you over until we get more new music.

Words by Danny Adams