Rap

Artist: 
G-Eazy
Label: 
RCA

G-Eazy is back with his latest album, When It's Dark Out. Like his previous album, These Things Happen, G-Eazy's latest features quite a large collection of guest vocals from artists that span a large collection of genres, including Bebe Rexha, Chris Brown, Too $hort, Grace, and E-40. While most of the tracks focus on the life of fame and fortune, some of them, like "Everything Will Be Ok", tell stories from G-Eazy's life, producing a great song in the process.

Sounds Like: 
G-Eazy
Name: 
Eric Newberry
Date Reviewed: 
02/12/2016
Artist: 
Marco Pavé
Label: 
Radio Rahim Music

This album isn't too bad. It wasn't my style, and almost put my friend in the car to sleep. The songs on the album flow into one another, so sometimes I had trouble distinguishing which song was which. One song that got catchy real quick was "Black Tux". Pavé does do a very good job about telling a story about his life through his music. The song "Road Less Traveled" talks about his own struggle. He does get political through his music. He uses it to talk about the needs within the community.

Sounds Like: 
Talib Kweli
Sounds Like: 
Aceyalone
Sounds Like: 
Mos Def
Name: 
T Statman
Date Reviewed: 
02/10/2016
Artist: 
Kevin Gates
Label: 
Atlantic records

The album was very interesting, I never listened to Kevin Gates before, he's a new face to the rap game for me. Overall, I found it to be very diverse. Kevin does a great job really capturing the perfect beat for his songs. He has a different style in his beats, they kind of sound like they have an EDM hint in them. It's sounds like the sterotypical rap album to be honest. Vocals are always are to understand but regardless it makes you want to trap out

Sounds Like: 
Gucci Mane
Sounds Like: 
Wiz Kahlifa
Name: 
Jonathan Merza
Date Reviewed: 
02/09/2016
Artist: 
Tuka
Label: 
EMI

I really enjoyed this album a lot. I like Tuka's voice and how he puts together his music. I listened to it the first time while I was doing homework and while it is hip hop, it's not crazy annoying and too loud to listen to while doing work. I really really thought it was good. The album title name song L.D.T.E and Right By You was among my favorites. However, once you get past about the 5th song on the track, all the songs just kinda blurr together. It's really a shame because the beginning of the CD I really enjoyed. Even the recommended tracks on the sticker are 1,2, and 4.

Sounds Like: 
Chance the Rapper
Sounds Like: 
Allday
Sounds Like: 
A$AP Rocky
Name: 
T Statman
Date Reviewed: 
02/02/2016
Artist: 
Rihanna
Label: 
Roc Nation Records

“Work” is the third Rihanna and Drake collaboration, and the song that you’re most likely to hear in the club. Following “What’s My Name?” and “Take Care”, “Work” is a definite bump that will be playing in the clubs for months. While most of their past collabs have been more vocal heavy, this one is more rap focused.

Sounds Like: 
Rihanna and Drake
Name: 
Amanda Chesin
Date Reviewed: 
01/31/2016
Artist: 
Kanye West
Label: 
G.O.O.D. Music

Kanye is back. Without a doubt. FACTS is alright, No More Parties in LA is a definite banger. FACTS is a remix of Future and Drake's Jumpman and is far from Kanye's best effort but still bumps. No More Parties in LA is Kanye's second offering from the new G.O.O.D. Fridays and features none other than Kendrick Lamar. Again....this song has both Kanye and Kendrick spitting bar after bar for 6 minutes over a simple beat moved by a bass guitar. The writer's block is over for Kanye and we are all going to reap the benefits. SWISH/WAVES is on the way. #blessup

Sounds Like: 
Kanye West - So Appalled
Sounds Like: 
Kanye West - Devil in a New Dress
Name: 
Dalmar Wiltshire
Date Reviewed: 
01/29/2016
Artist: 
Jeezy
Label: 
Def Jam, CTE World

You know him you love him. The Soul Survivor himself, Jeezy is back with his 8th studio album “Church in These Streets.” Supported by 4 singles: “God”, “Church in These Streets”, “Gold Bottles”, and “Sweet Life”, the album is full with class Jeezy bangers. Like most Jeezy albums, “Church in these Streets” has its good songs and ones that will regrettably be forgotten.

Sounds Like: 
Jay Z
Sounds Like: 
T.I.
Sounds Like: 
Rick Ross
Name: 
Kevin Murphy
Date Reviewed: 
12/10/2015
Artist: 
Relic
Label: 
Kilzone Productions

This album was okay. I listened to it while playing some videogames and found myself kicking-ass. I reccomend track's 10 and 11. These guys have potential to be greater. Maybe this style is something native to Toronto (where Relic is from) but I can't see it kicking off in America. I respect his lyrics and his beats are all on par. Would reccomend you give this a listen.

Sounds Like: 
D12 (in a really odd way)
Name: 
Andrew Herrera
Date Reviewed: 
12/08/2015
Artist: 
Def Sound
Label: 
none

This wasn't the worst, but the beat didn't work well for Def Sound. I really wish he would have picked a more Gambino type beat, wheras this beat sounds sort of like something an angry Kendrick would spit to. Althought I have never heard of him, I think Def Sound has potential to do better than this just by listening to his lyrics. For some reason the beat also reminded me of a Missy Elliot song... but that's just me

Sounds Like: 
Logic
Sounds Like: 
Kendrick Lamar
Sounds Like: 
Missy Elliot
Name: 
Andrew Herrera
Date Reviewed: 
12/08/2015
Artist: 
DeepHead
Label: 
single

Now this is a single. This is the first song I listened to for my first ever KAMP review and I loved it. I already sent Deephead a message that I enjoy his track. This is a great song to kick back and relax to. If you like The Underachievers, maybe you should check this guy out.

Sounds Like: 
The Underachievers
Sounds Like: 
Ab-soul
Name: 
Andrew Herrera
Date Reviewed: 
12/08/2015
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