Intellectual. Introspective. Unorthodox. These are words that Houston bred emcee Chop The Father both embodies and flips on their heads in his EP, “Vader Time”. Like some Drunken Master let loose on the beat, Chop’s unassuming and aloof flow initially serves to disarm you before overtaking you with a barrage of methodical verbal Kung fu. From braggadocios, high brow punchlines and heavy wrestling and pop culture references, to solemn stories of self reflection and past hardships, Chop shows us that lyricism isn’t dead in Texas, it’s just changing up in style.

“Vader Time” is a collaborative effort with producer Accosta The Man over grimey/boom bap beats.