Emmanuel

Ameer Vann - Emmanuel
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 622 ratings
2019 Ratings: #811
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME
This extraordinary EP elicits empathy not because it redeems Vann, or because you feel he’s been hard done by, but because it’s the work of someone who has transgressed and is telling you how it feels on the other side.
78
HipHopDX

Anyone looking for a proper apology from Vann will be disappointed by Emmanuel. This compelling EP is less about personal growth and more about embracing one’s demons. Instead of trying to change his public image, Vann is contemplating whether or not he should fully lean into a villain persona.

40
The Needle Drop

Ameer Vann's comeback EP is pretty bitter and one-dimensional.

exception
71
I AINT NO BOY IN A BAND I AM MORE THAN A MAN

So Ameer is back, more than a year after his forced departure from Brockhampton. And he's still a better rapper than anyone in BH is, at least on the 2 records they've released without him. I'm happy to see he's still working and creating even after being isolated from the collaborators that he had almost exclusively worked with before. Its easy to vilify people that do something unpopular but not necessarily illegal or morally wrong. I know a ... read more
WhatTheFunk
40
Let's focus on art, let's focus on the artist ...

Separating the music from the artist is still a very "complex" concept. I try to ignore the fact that an artist is a good person or not when I review an album. It's crazy the fact that in 2019 we still hated music because of the person who made it and not the way it sounds...

You should know that during the Saturation period, my favorite rapper of BrockHampton was Ameer. Writer of the best BH's verses. But is Ameer still a talented ... read more
BradTasteMusic
45
Ameer shows growth as an artist but not as a person. It feels in a lot of ways like him being in BROCKHAMPTON helped stop a lot of bad habits he did before, but now that he is out, he is back to his same old ways.

It’s a really ugly reality that makes this album tough to appreciate as a “hardcore hip hop” release. I don’t enjoy the bangers because it feels too real, and so dark.

I loved the first track but really everything else was a step backwards
Plats
66
I would've never thought that Ameer would drop anything, but here we are I guess. I'm glad to see he's still holding up okay after... you know. I'll try not to get into it too much.

Even after that forced departure from BROCKHAMPTON, Ameer still has exactly what I loved about him on the "SATURATION" trilogy. His flows and lyricism are as versatile as ever. However, the main problems stem from the extremely generic trap production and the sometimes redundant lyrics at times.

I'm ... read more
aaron
48
the beat selection is a dull loop repeating,
the lyrical content is a dull loop repeating

maybe if I cared for the brockhampton fallout that seems to take center stage here, I'd be more receptive to this. But as his first showing as a solo artist, it just shows some dull ravings over some dull trap beats repeating repeating, also this EP does very little to separate him from brockhampton, its a wasted opportunity to become his own artist(as the album cover seemingly implied).
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Track List

  1. Emmanuel
  2. Pop Trunk
  3. Glock 19
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Sunday Night
  6. Plastic
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Added on: September 17, 2019