Rap

Artist: 
Atmosphere
Label: 
Rhymesayers Entertainment

This CD is pretty good to just hang out to and listen to in the car or as background music. A lot of the songs really do sound the same. I was listening to the CD while I was working Tapingo and before I knew it I went through the whole CD and didn't realize that the songs really changed because they meshed from one song to the next. Yet, I still do have my favorite songs on the album.  Atmosphere tells some pretty interesting stories through his rap that's forsure.

Sounds Like: 
Mac Lethal
Sounds Like: 
Murs
Name: 
T Statman
Date Reviewed: 
09/21/2016
Artist: 
clipping.
Label: 
Sup Pop Records

A very strange and experimental rap album. The fastest paced rapping I have ever hear, if that impresses you and you think you could have hear tighter faster, almost incomprehensible speech rap you should check this out, you will be proven wrong. With lots of this type and style of rap mixed with vintage song tracks of gospel, dishes breaking, rain sounding droplet patterns in the background.

Sounds Like: 
Earl Sweatshirt
Sounds Like: 
Micheal Christmas
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
09/14/2016
Artist: 
A$AP Mob
Label: 
RCA Records

In 2016, A$AP Mob has released tons of new music every Wednesday as part of their Wavy Wednesday series. This particular 4 track tape contains the tracks, "Thumbin", "I Don't Care", "Goldie Mack (Snippet)", and "V Lone". These tracks feature A$AP Ant, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Marty, Playboi Carti, Uno The Activist, and Waka Flocka. If you're a fan of A$AP Mob, you'll enjoy these tracks as much as I did, as they all deliver that signature A$AP sound with eerie, spacious beats with hard hitting 808s and drums.

Sounds Like: 
A$AP Ferg
Sounds Like: 
Wake Flocka
Sounds Like: 
Flatbush Zombies
Name: 
Zack Estes
Date Reviewed: 
09/14/2016
Artist: 
Citizen Kay
Label: 
Asphalt Records

This album is probably one of the best rap albums I have heard that has been sent to KAMP. It's just so freaking good. All the words are super catchy and are perfect for a long drive. I listened to this whole album probably about 5 times while in the car. It's just that good. Unfortunatley my personal favorite song, "Life Gives You Lemons" is not FCC clean so that's a bummer, but literally the first 3 songs on the album are just as good so everything works out. I had to learn to vibe with the song "No Respect', but I have really adapted to liking the song.

Sounds Like: 
Kendrick Lamar
Sounds Like: 
Gorillaz
Name: 
T Statman
Date Reviewed: 
09/14/2016
Artist: 
Vince Staples
Label: 
Def Jam

Introducing the album with a musicless sing along of the childhood 'Let it Shine' in a broken voice, ending with a gunshot and introducing the rest of the album, which simply put, is an album full of hits that still maintains its originality and creativity.

Sounds Like: 
Kendrick Lamar
Sounds Like: 
ASAP Rocky, Outkast
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
09/12/2016
Artist: 
A.S.H.E.S. The Chosen
Label: 
SMG Music

I hope you're sitting down, because A.S.H.E.S. (All Songs Heard Echo Solidarity) The Chosen have made a damn heavy album. Every track is deep and meaningful with a powerful message. A.S.H.E.S. The Chosen is an outspoken raptivist and doesn't take things lightly on The First Call. Amongst all the party-anthems and bangers in the current hip-hop scene it is refreshing to see an artist using the medium of hip-hop to share a very real message.

Sounds Like: 
The Roots
Sounds Like: 
Talib Kweli
Name: 
Ali Shareef
Date Reviewed: 
09/10/2016
Artist: 
De La Soul
Label: 
A.O.I. LLC

The album opens with inspiring spoken word truly a thrilling sound experience, rooted in Hip Hop. They range from Jazzy Fuck, to Rap, to poetic in sound. If you like artists like Zoology, Common, or, Gift or Gab, Major Lazor, or Erykah Badu or if you like the idea of the Fresh prince mixed with local band Mic and Scott also Outkast. If you like any funky, unique new sounding music that blends rap, jazz, and voice clips you should check out this album. Its got voice over skits, sonic sound effects jazzy horns and trumpet, even violin. a strong drum beat.

Sounds Like: 
OutKast
Sounds Like: 
Common
Name: 
Aidan Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
09/07/2016
Artist: 
Lil Kim
Label: 
I.R.S. Records

The Album starts off with a filthy voice over phone call. And continues with a trill beat with tight and serious rap lyrics. If you like Niki Minaj, Eve, or lil Wayne, Akon, or Rhianna I would check out this album. If your looking for banger songs you’ve found them. There were a few song production errors on track 2,10, and 8 Explicit Tracks, 1,2, 3,6,. all of them.   I recommend tracks, 2,6, 3, and 10. The vibe is tough post hip-hop, dirty, mean rap.

Sounds Like: 
Eve
Sounds Like: 
Niki Minaj
Name: 
Aidan Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
09/07/2016
Artist: 
Locos Por Juan
Label: 
Universal Music

A Caribbean, Hip Hop Reggae Latin Dance Album. Super Soulful multi-lingual jam band. Really beautifully composed mixture of rap lyrics, drums, electronically enhanced keyboard and synths, sax, trombone and more. There are three different mixers so the album has a variety of vibes and sounds which go from traditional Caribbean style dance music to classic Jamaican reggae, rap and hip hop and then newer reggae like the California style reggae (such as slightly stupid or sublime ). If you like Damien Marely, Pepper, Iration, or The green you should check out this album.

Sounds Like: 
Damien Marley & Nas
Sounds Like: 
Iration
Name: 
Aidan Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
09/07/2016