Hip-Hop

Artist: 
Sierra Amore
Label: 
Self-Released

This is a top 40 wannabe. It sounds like every song that would ever be played on mainstream radio. There is nothing fresh about it but saying it's bad would be rude. This isn't a bad song but it's not very good. The girl has a really gifted voice. It just is not fresh.

Sounds Like: 
Beyonce
Name: 
Isabelle Tuli
Date Reviewed: 
12/01/2016
Artist: 
Lil Uzi Vert & Gucci Mane
Label: 
Generation Now, GUWOP

Lil Uzi Vert and Gucci Mane have come together to create the mixtape, 1017 vs. The World. Even though I'm a fan of both rappers, putting the two together is a bit off, considering they have different styles and certain beats suited Uzi more than Gucci or vice versa. The mixtape didn't feel like a collaboration at all but like a Lil Uzi Vert ft. Gucci Mane song then a Gucci ft. Uzi song. Some songs felt sloppier than others, which I understand is okay for a mixtape, but I guess I expected better from two of my favorites.

Sounds Like: 
Rae Sremmurd
Sounds Like: 
A$AP Mob
Name: 
Alli Gilbreath
Date Reviewed: 
12/01/2016
Artist: 
pausemc
Label: 
Permanent Vacation Records

This CD has literally been in the bin for a year. I thought I should give it a shot, and I wasn't dissapointed. Pausemc is a basic rapper with some catchy songs and lyrics. I really like the song "Roller Coaster" (track 4) just for the beat. "Nowhere to Hide" (track 2) has such an errie feel and it's kind of awesome. The last song on the album "Escape" has a pretty cool music drop. That song has a more of a edm feel, it would be super sick if someone remixed the song.

Sounds Like: 
Digable Planets
Sounds Like: 
Kid Koala
Sounds Like: 
Shinobi Ninja
Name: 
T Statman
Date Reviewed: 
12/01/2016
Artist: 
Ceci Bastida Ft Aloe Black
Label: 
Self Released

the song has a very interesting beat to it with a lot of lyrucs coming from Aloe Black, could be his own single to be honest.  but overal nice beat and a track to listen on a road trip to get the car moving

Sounds Like: 
Aloe Black single
Name: 
Jeff Malinoff
Date Reviewed: 
12/01/2016
Artist: 
O.T. Genasis
Label: 
Atlantic Records

The one hit wonder is back and this time with his debut album. O.T. Genasis is most famous for his song "CoCo". The whole album is 100% trap. I loved the song "CoCo" so I thought I would give his album a chance. Overall I'd say that this album wasn't bad if you're a fan of trap. None of the songs on the album were "Coco" caliber but nonetheless still pretty good. The songs on the album basically consist of coming up with catchy phrases that are usually illegal then repeated over and over again with a trap beat. 

Sounds Like: 
Young Thug
Sounds Like: 
Bobby Shmurda
Name: 
Jonathan Merza
Date Reviewed: 
11/30/2016
Artist: 
DJ Raff
Label: 
DJ Raff

DJ Raff's Single compelted starts off slow, get you alsmot fired up like a pump up song before a football or basketball game.  but once you think the beat will go up and get faster pacd it stays the same for the rest of the song there is really no change to the song it keeps going same oace same beat from start to finish i would recommend to llisten to this if you are studying and need something to listen to its a library type song

Sounds Like: 
sounds something completely new
Name: 
Jeff Malinoff
Date Reviewed: 
11/30/2016
Artist: 
Run The Jewels
Label: 
Mass Appeal

2100 (feat.

Sounds Like: 
Killer Mike
Sounds Like: 
El-P
Name: 
Brandon Serrano
Date Reviewed: 
11/30/2016
Artist: 
Jeezy
Label: 
Def Jam

Trap Or Die 3 is Jeezy’s seventh studio album.

Sounds Like: 
Gucci Mane
Sounds Like: 
T. I
Name: 
Brandon Serrano
Date Reviewed: 
11/30/2016
Artist: 
Gucci Mane & Future
Label: 
Self Released

Slowly and steady, this is how this album rolls. Just good solid flows and beats. Memorable producsers like Metroboomin, Zaytoven and Southside, all hit that sweet spot in making sure these beats hit hard. Perfect, solid, and tight instrumentals really help push Future and Gucci Mane to the top. These hard hitting tracks come with some interesting lyrics, very dark and sometimes gave me laugh. This can make anyone feel like a badass when they cruise to this music.

Sounds Like: 
2 Chains
Sounds Like: 
DJ Khaled
Name: 
Alex Paris
Date Reviewed: 
11/29/2016
Artist: 
Kid Ink
Label: 
Self Released

Kid Ink brings his west coast hip hop vibes to a very chill, eastern sounding, playground. Producers, Sonny Digital and Murda Beatz, just to name a few, provide a very simple background of beats. The bass isn't heavy, the percussion is very light, gives a lot of room for Kid Ink and his features to really bring out their flow. Prominent rappers from the west include, King Los and Jermih, bring a wealth of good lines. These tracks are very poppy, super catchy harmonies, riding the Drake train in terms of flow organization and instrumentals.

Sounds Like: 
Travis Scott
Sounds Like: 
Drake
Sounds Like: 
YG
Name: 
Alex Paris
Date Reviewed: 
11/29/2016
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