I still can't believe it! Kosmic, one of Brooklyn's most promising sounds, played 3 rounds of old tunes at "Border Clash." Three full rounds of vintage! Smh! What the hell were they thinking about?
What a let down!! I was expecting them to not win (I bet on Soul Supreme), but I was looking forward to seeing them fight for the gold. Kosmic is a sound that normally comes armed with the latest in dub plate selections from the industry's top artists. However, at Border Clash, they took a different route and they paid for it dearly!
Don't get me wrong! I understand why Kosmic chose to go vintage. They were simply trying to prove to clash fans that they could hang with Soul Supreme and Sliver Hawk. Nevertheless, some form of new dubs needed to be played by them. They played into a trap, one in which they could not escape from at all. Understand this, Kosmic is NO match for Soul Supreme and Sliver Hawk when it comes to the vintage lane. Therefore, playing an elimination round of vintage dubs was senseless on the part of Kosmic. Picture this, 3 sounds left, one to be eliminated. Soul Supreme goes old selections and Sliver Hawk drops old selections, none of which Kosmic could contend with. It should have been a NO brainer for Kosmic to break the monotney by dropping some new bombs! It was the moment of do or die!
I applauded Kosmic for playing vintage selections though. It let the fans know their box is deep. But they are not a vintage sound. Mix it up! Always be who you are. My advice for Kosmic is: adapt to change slightly, but don't stray far from your signature style. It's your brand, one that people have grown to respect and know you for. Kosmic's mistake further showed that they are young and have a lot to learn. Nevertheless, one can't deny that Kosmic is on their way to fame.