Rap

Artist: 
Ellevan
Label: 
Self Released

The various singles I listened to were from Ellevan's EP, A Life Gone By. This sounds like Twenty One Pilots without any edge that was slowed down and layered on top of elevator music. The lyrics are not typical rap lyics of booty and drugs but about life aspirations which is a nice change. His musc has hints of jazz, pop and hip-hop creating a melodic and chill vibe. Ellevan is an up and coming rapper, hia style and music still has time to evolve, so I would wait for that music to come out. 

Sounds Like: 
Clean Twenty One Pilots Vocals
Sounds Like: 
Any other up and coming rapper
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
10/05/2016
Artist: 
Elise Bauman x Ellevan
Label: 
Self-Released

“Do You”, the new single from Elise Bauman and Ellevan (aka Ellevation) hit the radio waves this past Wednesday when we premiered it here on KAMP Radio. These two channel this great R&B vibe, reminiscent of some early 2000’s artists. Most people who are familiar with Elise Bauman know her as an actress, so to hear her sing was a wonderful surprise. Bauman’s vocals are soaring, and those harmonies add so much dimension to the verses.

Sounds Like: 
Kristin Chenowith
Sounds Like: 
twenty one pilots
Name: 
Amanda Chesin
Date Reviewed: 
10/04/2016
Artist: 
Hustle Gang
Label: 
HGGH

I actually just found out what Hustle Gang is and I have to say they are pretty good! I checked this album out completely on a whim and the yield was fruitful. Every song on the album had a feature. A few notable artists on the album are B.o.B, T.I, and Young Thug to name a few. These songs on this album are guaranteed to be playing at your local trap house. I enjoyed just about every song on this album and recommend you spin this CD on your show. (Of course, after it's censored) 

 

Sounds Like: 
Travis Scott, Future
Name: 
Jonathan Merza
Date Reviewed: 
09/28/2016
Artist: 
Mac Miller
Label: 
Warner Bros. Records

While I understand why hardcore Mac Miller fans probably didn't really enjoy this album, I thought it was dope as fuck. It's definitely a departure from current charting hip hop, with distorted synths, soft vocals, and a tripped out disco vibe. Unfortunately many of the songs on this copy of The Divine Feminine are explicit and so are not airable on KAMP.

Sounds Like: 
Chance the Rapper
Sounds Like: 
Childish Gambino
Name: 
Jacqui Kientzler
Date Reviewed: 
09/28/2016
Artist: 
Isaiah Rashad
Label: 
Top Dawg Entertainment

First and foremost I would like to start the review by saying, Wow! This album completely shattered my expectations. I didn’t really know who Isaiah Rashad was prior to this album but I definitely know who he is now. There wasn’t a song on this album that I did not like. This style of rap is really kicked back. It seems when Rashad raps he speaks very softly compared to most rappers nowadays who just shout. It’s a different style than I’m used to when it comes to rap.

Sounds Like: 
Kendrick Lamar
Sounds Like: 
Earl Sweatshirt
Name: 
Jonathan Merza
Date Reviewed: 
09/21/2016
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
Syndicate content