Omari kicks things off with ‘Judge A Tape By Its Intro’. An Intro either raises or lowers the bar of expectations as you begin to listen to a mixtape/EP/album, and it does just that and more. The Intro includes a sample of a Jay-Z interview where he basically says “Rap is poetry”. The bar was raised here for me; something different.
Big shouts to @amblors, @teajae and @D_Malik_Abiola…. They made this possible.
In an era where ‘mediocrity’ is what is ‘popping’ in ‘the industry’, Dusten Truce’s debut Mixtape is a blessing.
Perhaps, he should have put a disclaimer on the artwork or something that says “I don’t do no too much bars I’m feeling like a cell” kind of music. He keeps it classy from the production to theme of the different tracks.
A-Q’s new release; MAKE YOUR BEST RAPPER LOOK STUPID EP is a concise, cohesive project, but in my opinion still fails to live up to its name, the title is just “bogus”, other than the one track on which he featured some fans best rapper.
#TheSonOfAKapenta; BrymO’s Chocolate City debut album, also his sophomore album. The autobiographic title falls short of the album contents.
Oga Boss; iLLBliss’ Sophomore full length album. It has it highs and lows; underwhelming collaborations (I am sorry, illyminate, graduate) as well as smooth , top notch collabs. There’s a lot of room for him to improve his pen game. Truth be told, i prefer his story telling tracks to the conventional ones where he “stitches” rhymes together.
AntiGravity, Afrotunes’ first body of work as a solo artist. Became a fan, when I listened to his collaborative mixtape with Teeklef; Molar, nice piece of work. I have to be honest, was expecting a bit more cohesion on this tape, even worse, the title track was very disappointing, cool tho! Think we share the same birthday, not that that means anything.