Rap

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
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