Escape From New York

Beast Coast - Escape From New York
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 144 ratings
2019 Ratings: #450
May 24, 2019 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

65
Pitchfork

Despite their intentions, the album still often feels like wandering into a pointless cypher.

50
Under The Radar

There is too much talent in Beast Coast for Escape from New York to be outright bad but ultimately it is a symptom of the city's lost relevance rather than a cure.

PreeMo
35
Thought it would be mediocre; turned out to be worse...

The title of the album is perfect; they literally escape from New York stylistically and leave most of their actual qualities behind...

We got generic, trendy production and aesthetics which appeal way more to the Flatbush Zombies than the other members...a lot of the album actually plays around the FBZ-aesthetic and their gimmicks, which represses the personality of Joey, Underachievers and Pro Era-members to the point where they're ... read more
thomasny18
35
Escape? I wouldn't even be able to leave without taking a nap at least.

Full review: Beast Coast is hip hop group consisting of Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachieviers, Meechy Darko, Kirk Knight, and ... read more
nijakiler17
28
god fucking damn it man
im such a dumb fuck im so stupid

so in biology we were disecting frogs and cutting em and sticking sticks up the anus and shit and i tried to sneak gloves in my pocket like 3 times but never succeeded and the first time i did I completely fucked up trying to blow it up and ripped it in like three places but I have advisory in the bio room and the teacher left for a couple minutes and I managed to sneak two xtra large gloves

i fill the first one with water and just fuck ... read more
notbuzzzila
70
GOOD

Escape From New York is better than most people here are giving it credit for. I get why people dislike it, but PERSONALLY, this delivers just what I wanted from this album. I know this sounds superficial and stupid, but honestly...I just wanted more Flatbush Zombies material. I know, I know, this is more than just a Flatbush Zombies LP, but...well, I don't have an excuse. I just think the group brought their A-game on this one. And while some people seem to think the rest of the bunch ... read more
exception
50
Not wasted talent, but misdirected. There's just no need for this to exist. Beast Coast is a collective of many great artists whose efforts have yielded some really awesome projects (Nyck @ Knight, Joey Badass' solo projects, The Underachievers' Indigoism, select stuff from Flatbush Zombies) but when jammed together in one tape, nothing turns out that great. Their individual takes on the hip hop genre are very similar yet distinctly different from each other, and that's what leads to the ... read more
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Track List

  1. It Ain't Easy, It Ain't Easy (feat. Flatbush Zombies, Nyck Caution, Kirk Knight, CJ Fly & AK)
  2. Left Hand (feat. Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution & CJ Fly)
  3. Problemz (feat. Erick the Architect, CJ Fly, The Underachievers, Zombie Juice & Nyck Caution)
  4. Far Away (feat. Kirk Knight, Meechy Darko, Erick the Architect, Nyck Caution & Joey Bada$$)
  5. Snow In the Stadium (feat. Erick the Architect, Joey Bada$$, Meechy Darko, Kirk Knight, CJ Fly & Issa Gold)
  6. Rubberband (feat. Joey Bada$$ & Flatbush Zombies)
  7. Distance (feat. Joey Bada$$, Issa Gold & Erick the Architect)
  8. Bones (feat. Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Nyck Caution & Kirk Knight)
  9. Puke (feat. Nyck Caution, Erick the Architect, Meechy Darko, AK & Joey Bada$$)
  10. Desperado (feat. Meechy Darko, Joey Bada$$, Zombie Juice & Kirk Knight)
  11. One More Round (feat. Meechy Darko, Erick the Architect, Nyck Caution & Joey Bada$$)
  12. Coast/Clear (feat. Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution & Issa Gold)
  13. Last Choir (feat. Meechy Darko, Kirk Knight, Erick the Architect, Nyck Caution & AK)
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