Despite the naysayers, 2010 has been an amazing year for both hip hop and rap on the national and global levels. It’s no different here in Atlanta at the local level. I’ve heard some very impressive mixtape debuts from local emcees and Perrion “PCP” Rodriguez’s mixtape Perception is no exception.
Perrion is a young emcee (probably no older than 19 or 20), but he has a nice flow and vocal delivery, in addition, his selection of beats is more reflective of a seasoned rapper/songwriter and not a rookie emcee. His sound reminds me of a mix between Pharrell, Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa. What I enjoyed the most about the Perception mixtape is that Perrion attempts to create very direct concepts and themes within his music and does not flow endlessly like many skilled, but ultimately impertinent lyricists.
Perrion is still young, but I feel if he can exploit his songwriter quality and draw inspiration from other genres outside of hip hop, similar to artists like Kanye West or Wale, he may have a serious shot at flooding the streets of Atlanta.