Aussie rapper Kerser is back at it again with his fifth album in five years: Next Step is the latest chapter in the story of this controversial entertainer. Taking a look back on how he got to this point, he certainly doesn’t shy away from using vulgar language to present his case.
Although known for his crass nature on a rare occasion he can deliver a song or two with raw honesty without making a fool of himself. Title track Next Step is a vivid insight into his Campbelltown upbringing, with his verses describing his destructive life. While Different Shoes does in its roots have an inspiring message and it’s a different vibe for a reformed bad-boy but it’s quite uplifting. But of course there are still many deplorable tracks, with Only Rap You Need describing the Aussie hip-hop scene as “fake” Kerser then contradicts himself in Remain King as he cries, “I run this scene”, before continuing on with some awful sexist slurs.
Although Takin’ Over The Scene is probably the most controversial track on Next Step. Keeping up with the same droning beat that is popular on the album, Kerser claims the other rappers are “faggots” as well as stating “fuck these rappers they’re homo and gay”. Before calling out fans of Aussie rapper Allday declaring “there’s not one exception you fuckers are all gay”, he then makes reference to a previous beef with 360 spitting “I don’t wanna hurt a big bitch”. Albeit the worst that comes from the track is his words against popular news broadcaster Tracey Grimshaw who seemingly has done nothing to the lad, spouting sexist slurs like “got the shits at life cause her tits and dick small”. It’s just a track created in bad taste with too many offensive disses to count.
While celebrated by his fans for his genre of realness there’s only so many times a person can ramble on about his drug addled tales before the tracks get a bit overdone. Next Step boasts a big 16 songs but within each one you’ll find an aggressive rap spat over a basic, repetitive beat. Maybe Kerser, the self proclaimed “King of Hip-Hop” should focus less on releasing ’10 albums in 10 years’ and concentrate more on producing decent content for his fans.