Herb's delivery is a thing to behold - urgent, forceful and agile, carrying a hard-earned wisdom. Herbo crouches over his tombstone on the tape's cover. The main reason given was that Nas' use of multiple producers - combined with the album's incredible success - gave weight to the idea that a singular vision wasn't a necessary component of a great rap album. A second study exploring Kool A. And in applying Southern particularly the style of Andre 3000 and Big K.
Your Old Droog admits to buying the Godzilla soundtrack. His close friend Kevin Gates has frequently named him his favorite rapper. In the same breadth, Shirt is misunderstood. It doesn't bear thinking about. Anyway 'The Reach' was a huge step up for Boogie. Denzel Curry, Carol City wunderkind Denzel Curry rose from the ashes of the Miami-based, SpaceGhostPurrp—helmed Raider Klan with his 2013 solo debut Nostalgia 64 — quietly the best full-length to emerge from that dysfunctional circle. Yet here you are still craving more! He reveals himself to be conflicted, susceptible to pain, and just as much in need of guidance as—if not more than—anyone else.
These are the reasons, he claims, that he can never sleep. He makes those 18 minutes feel like five. There was a shit ton of incredible music in 2015, just as there was plenty of absolute dross. Remy proved his expertise in our Pipe-Check series. Generally, Thugga is important because of how he says things rather than what he's saying. Almost in tandem, Don Trip and Lito have made tremendous strides artistically since respectively falling out of their major-label deals, collaborating on their celebrated joint Stepbrothers mixtapes and elsewhere.
When the still-teenage rapper failed to sustain the pop promise of his underselling but singles-wise ubiquitous major-label debut of the previous year, he had to regroup. In certain respects, this is absolute rubbish. His youthful exuberance propels So Abnormal past localized drill and bop clichés and makes a strong argument for cynical adults to start taking young artists like Matti BayBee seriously. But he seems much more comfortable on the periphery than in the spotlight, making weird bedroom pop that sometimes threatens to cross over through killer hooks and sheer force of personality. Lyrically the tape sees Herb distancing himself from - but still concerned with - the inner-city gang violence that saw scene leader King Louie now reportedly in a stable condition shot in the head just the other day. No, seriously, get your checkbook out right now and write down a ridiculously high number.
With that understood, Thumbs operates beyond traditional mixtape convention. The two envisioned a record seeks a moonlit mood, industrial experimentation, and cavernous voids that taunt the imagination to fill in the darkness. Rap was reactionary in 2015. And any chance for this ill-timed tape to gain accolades was rendered significantly less likely after some , cropped up on a leaked track last month. Talen Ted - The Real World: Toronto Review:. The Awful crew are part of a certain strain of Atlanta rap minimalism, but they infuse it with so much more personality than anyone else. Personally speaking, I think we saved the best for last, so.
Japreme Magnetic - The Richest Man In The Cemetery Review:. After a streak of dropping subpar mixtapes—barring the occasional —he returned with a surprisingly well-balanced tape in 16 Zips. I got to see Father along with Abra and KeithCharles Spacebar at Village Underground and it was pure flame emoji. After all, his career was built on humor about humor: the 30-year-old rapper and producer rose to fame on the back of a series of braggadocios freestyle responses to viral videos, which in turn went viral themselves. No doubt there's plenty of great stuff that I never got around to hearing. That has to be true, otherwise what's the point? The novel making-of story was definitely a unique one in hip hop, but even more revolutionary was the approach they took: all one-take freestyles, no edits. If the saying rings true that all fathers wish better for their sons, the Gahdamn! Cycles is a series of meditations and They Hate Change are finding their footing across its duration.
One for the ages, 56 Nights will be remembered even more for its music than the attention-grabbing story that birthed it. Chippass, The Bay Area has one of the most fertile regional hip-hop traditions, yet decades into its tenure, its rising acts remain notoriously undersung. Whatever it may be, Back To The Woods is a daring body of work by an artist that seems to only know how to live on the precipice. I didn't have any, nor did I know where he could get some. The plugged-in may know the work of Sage the Gemini, Iamsu! D+Boi's - Dope Dreams Review:. We all belong in Doughboyz Cashout world. Rap was proletariat music again rather than aspirational one percenter fodder.
But Introversion features even more knotty, emotionally digressive rapping than that album, focusing less on corralling tight song structures together and instead pursuing unmitigated, even painful trains of thought, examining his career, failed relationships, former street exploits, and drug use. Some half-baked finished products made the cut, seeming more like sketches than fully thought-out songs, but whether via infectious ad-libs, hilarious bars that speed past until you give a few listens, or baffling non-sequiturs, Thugger even packed these with enough replay value to match his peers' more fully-formed statements. Always has been, always will be. Nonetheless, this tape has plenty of songs that deserve attention and rank among his best. Dre or Chuck D, can convey a sense of authority over the listener. On Trap House 5 The Final Chapter —his supposedly final installment to the series—Gucci goes back to home to the mixtape format.
Introversion strikes a balance between his particularly unhinged, freestyle-heavy mixtapes see Insomnia Addict or Post-Traumatic Stress and the restraint of his proper albums. As its title suggests, My Last Days is about self-inspection and May Cash lays bare the truth behind the oft-mythologized South Side of Chicago. Today, on his most celebrated project to date, he flips and stretches thin, Migos-esque fast flow patterns into playful configurations. The sort of anthems that have crossover appeal, suitable for both ratchet Memphis strip clubs and hip Bushwick rooftop parties. No tracklisting, no sequencing, and no concept. Some other facts about Mr.