Rap

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
Artist: 
Kate Tempest
Label: 
Lex Records

This single is definetly not happy-go- lucky, flowers blooming everywhere and a good time--it is a very serious critique of society. The rapping is not hard to understand, and maintains a steady tempo. I had to listen a couple of times to really get a feel for the song. The song isn't horrible, there is a nice head bob you can do throughout the song, but it's definetly not party music or something you can jam out to.

Sounds Like: 
Kate Nash
Sounds Like: 
Lilly Allen
Name: 
Hibah Ilyas
Date Reviewed: 
09/06/2016
Artist: 
330
Label: 
Consumer Voice 360

This album is raw. The Main rapper on the track has mean flow, resembling Eve in female rap in rhythm. The beats support the lyrics seamlessly. Clips of conversation add to the intros and transitions between songs. She promotes education in her lyrics and you can hear the intellect and craft with witch she writes, the male featured vocals assist beautifully. The second song on the album brings you back to being a kid demonstrates her range in tone where the next track talks about unhealthy relationships leading to tragic ends.

Sounds Like: 
missy elliot
Sounds Like: 
eve
Name: 
Aidan Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
08/31/2016
Artist: 
Dez Nado
Label: 
Spinnup

This song wasn't very good in my opinion. You can sense his sincerity and passion into what he raps. The only problem is I feel he got too worked up in trying to tell a story he ended up making a song that wasn't very catchy or enjoyable to listen too. I liked his message of intolerance... You should give this song a shot if you enjoy story telling through music.

Sounds Like: 
2Pac, B.O.B
Name: 
Jonathan Merza
Date Reviewed: 
05/04/2016
Artist: 
Madentyo
Label: 
CMSN, GOOD MUSIC

These two songs were amazing. Madeintyo killed it with this original hit that I'm sure made Uber a small fortune. Right from the start of the song you already feel the urge to start partaking in some illicit activity. The fast tempo of both songs and catchy snare fit well with both sets of lyrics. I like the original song the most out of the two singles. I think you should play this song on your show!

Sounds Like: 
Big Sean, Travis Scott
Name: 
Jonathan Merza
Date Reviewed: 
05/04/2016
Artist: 
D.R.A.M. Feat. Lil Yachty
Label: 
#1EpicCheck

Two of the newest rappers in the game teamed up to deliver this great single. Imagine somebody rapping over the Peanuts piano theme and you've got a pretty good idea of what this sounds like. Its just a goofy song with a simple piano riff and verses about weed. The bars could be used on a normal rap song but hearing it over this ridiculous theme makes it that much better. Its a simple fun single that you should play on your show before its too late.

Sounds Like: 
Chance The Rapper
Sounds Like: 
Rae Sremmurd
Name: 
Henry Jensen
Date Reviewed: 
04/27/2016
Artist: 
Dej Loaf
Label: 
Self-released

Dej Loaf is back with her new mixtape All Jokes Aside. Being %100 real and independent is important to Dej Loaf, especially since she represents the female side of the rap game. Each of her verses are rattled off without a second thought. But rather than sounding unprepared or substandard, the tracks sound completely raw and intimate. Whether she's telling somebody off or reflecting on her career, you can be sure Dej isn't holding anything back.

Sounds Like: 
Big Sean
Sounds Like: 
Rae Sremmurd
Name: 
Henry Jensen
Date Reviewed: 
04/17/2016
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