Rap

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
Artist: 
Le1f
Label: 
XL Recordings

Le1f has created a fun party rap album with lyrics and beats that are catchy, while also approaching and discussing major issues. He has a very sassy, in-your-face attitude about his personality and identity. There are some hard beats and fast rap takes up most of the beginning of the album, until about track nine, when Le1f approaches some deeper issues with slower backbeats. Definitely a layered album to listen to and play!

Sounds Like: 
Azealia Banks
Sounds Like: 
Mykki Blanco
Sounds Like: 
Zebra Katz
Name: 
Brianna Bartos
Date Reviewed: 
12/08/2015
Artist: 
Fabolous
Label: 
Desert Storm

As I don't usually listen to hip-hop, this was an interesting album for me to review. Overall, I enjoyed listening to it. Among my favorite tracks was "Tell Ya Friends", which featured a really good guest apperance by The Weeknd. Many tracks on this mixtape featured other artists, among them Nicki Minaj and Trey Songz. I liked the beats in "Sorry Not Sorry" and "Trapline Bling", the cover/remix/derivative(?) of Drake's "Hotline Bling". I also liked that a few of the tracks referenced the show "Narcos".

Sounds Like: 
Hip-hop mixtapes
Name: 
Eric Newberry
Date Reviewed: 
12/06/2015
Artist: 
Erykah Badu
Label: 
self released

Erykah Badu's But You Caint Use My Phone, is a really chill mixtape that Badu put together by mixing pop songs from the past 40 years that refer to phones. She has a really good ear for mixing and all of the songs are fun to listen to as they combine recognizable rap and pop from the past with some electronic sounds that imitate cell phones, dial tones, and such. Badu is a talented artist who has quite an interesting past. For example, "Ms. Jackson" the OutKast song is written to apologize to Badu's mother for Andre 3000 not being the father he should be.

Sounds Like: 
OutKast, but more feminine
Sounds Like: 
Jill Scott
Name: 
Taylor Ducklow
Date Reviewed: 
12/04/2015
Artist: 
Allday
Label: 
Wind Up Records

Soooooo.  Chubby Boy, by Allday (who I think is a local rapper?). This is not very good rap wise. The lyrics are like a fourteen-year-old privledged boy's view of the world as in he discusses the big issues like how "I'm vibin on these videos/ thinking I was rich." So like he's trying, but his words lack those intense, descriptive lyrics of the best rappers. If you want to listen to the deepest song on the album, try Number 5, "Wolves." The thing I did like about this guy's sound is the beats.

Sounds Like: 
llly
Sounds Like: 
Tuka?
Name: 
Taylor
Date Reviewed: 
12/03/2015
Artist: 
Missy Elliot
Label: 
Atlantic Recording Corporation

Missy Elliot is back with her new single “WTF (Where They From)” featuring Pharrell Williams. The lyrics are fun and kind of quirky, something Missy presents well. The rapping is very rhythmic and almost is a beat in and of itself. I love the use of the airhorn sound effect in the song, and the breakdown of the beat at the end was very nice. Pharrell always brings an interesting quality to songs he works on, and it’s exciting that the two are working together! Can’t wait to see what she does next!

Sounds Like: 
Nicki Minaj (in that they're both female rappers)
Name: 
Amanda Chesin
Date Reviewed: 
12/01/2015
Artist: 
Trenton P
Label: 
Self Released
Sounds Like: 
G-Easy
Sounds Like: 
Machine Gun Kelly
Sounds Like: 
Kid Ink
Sounds Like: 
Twista
Name: 
T Statman
Date Reviewed: 
11/17/2015
Artist: 
Prof