Trap

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: 
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
Artist: 
RL Grime, What So Not, Skrillex
Label: 
WeDidIt Records

The new collaborative track put out by Skrillex, RL Grime, and What So Not has much more than meets the eye. Upon first listen, there is a noticeable blend of the signature Skrillex aggressive sawtooth synth and the bouncing sirens of RL Grime. This sound is kind of drives the song and I think that it really brings these two signature sounds together well. The vocal distortions throughout sound more What So Not-esque and add some good dimension to the track.

Sounds Like: 
Skrillex
Sounds Like: 
RL Grime
Name: 
Nick Ziolkowski
Date Reviewed: 
11/17/2016
Artist: 
G-Unit
Label: 
G-Unit Records
Sounds Like: 
Old School G-unit
Name: 
Orion Campbell
Date Reviewed: 
11/16/2016
Artist: 
Denzel Curry
Label: 
PH Recordings LLC

Denzel Curry's single Zenith Ft Joey Bada$$, comes off of Imperial (Curry's latest album). It is a great song. Certified banger. Denzel and Joey's collaboration create a beautiful symphony that is shown with the use of synth ans very limited drums. If i say so my self the atmospheres of the song create sort of an earie-trance sort of feel to it. Also, the bass also amplifies the feeling to make the seem as a sincere form originality. The choir sample in the backgrounds adds such a calming feel.

Sounds Like: 
Denzel Curry
Sounds Like: 
Joey Bada$$
Name: 
Orion Campbell
Date Reviewed: 
11/16/2016
Artist: 
Zion I
Label: 
Mind Over Matter

     Zion I, aka Baba Zumbi's new album called The Labyrinth is a conscious rap album with personal, sociopolitical, and inspirational lyrics. The intro "Pre-Destine" and the outro "Departure" are recordings of Zumbi's two-year-oldson Kenji. Kenji had some kind words for his fathers listeners: "Hey people, don't hate. God will protect you. Focus on the good parts." The first two songs after the intro are Bangers! "What we Gone Do" is definitely a more trap oriented song.

Sounds Like: 
Aesop Rock
Sounds Like: 
Talib Kweli
Name: 
Brieana Sealy
Date Reviewed: 
11/16/2016
Artist: 
Curren$y
Label: 
Self-released

New Orleans rapper Curren$y may have released his fourth studio album Canal Street Confidential last year in 2015, but he has not slowed down since then. Ten mixtapes into 2016, his tenth release this year alone titled Andretti 10/30, is a continuation of Andretti 9/30. Most people would think that a rapper's sound may grow stale after releasing so many mixtapes in one year, and that may be both true and false. 

Sounds Like: 
Jet Life
Sounds Like: 
Dom Kennedy
Sounds Like: 
Future
Name: 
Roy Santa Cruz
Date Reviewed: 
11/14/2016
Artist: 
Maybach Music Group
Label: 
Maybach Music Group

This album is alright. It could have went in a little harder, but overall is a great album, and you can tell there has been hardwork put into it. At the beginning it starts off really good at the start with some trap music with Young Dolph's, Checked, then later turns into some party music where it definately be used to hype up the vibes and then transition to smooth emotion type trap. It is overall a good album, sound quality is exquisite but has its moments where you can tell it be made even that much better with a little more effort.

Sounds Like: 
Young Dolph
Sounds Like: 
Rick Ross
Sounds Like: 
Gucci Mane
Sounds Like: 
Meek Mill
Sounds Like: 
Wale
Name: 
Orion Campbell
Date Reviewed: 
11/09/2016
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