Deante' Hitchcock - BETTER
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Based on 70 ratings
2020 Ratings: #516
Liked by 3 people
May 13, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Bystorm Entertainment, RCA Records / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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Ever since I discovered AOTY, I loved to scroll through the new releases tab. Not on music release Friday, but on other days. There's always something great to discover on there, like the recent Asher Gamedze EP which I really enjoyed. So when I was scrolling through this tab today, the cover of this album really spoke to me, so I decided to look it up. And look at that, this project is really great. I really love this website. It lets me discover amazing records, like these. But that's not the ... read more
While I was listening to this album, I had that sensation where the word or phrase I’m thinking of is on the tip of my tongue but for the life of me, I just can’t find the words. Then when I got to Growing Up/Mother God it hit me, I’d heard this whole thing before. Better is an album that on its surface is personable and fun, but spending more time with it, Better reveals itself to be at best an admirable attempt at making a personal album that drowns in its influences. And ... read more
The potential for this guy is definitely there. I hope he continues to drop something much more promising soon. The features were great, the production was solid, and Deante's blend of involving multiple genres into his work makes this LP a special gem
OVERALL: Deante Hitchcock's debut studio album "BETTER" is really neat. I mean sure there's Gimmie Yo Money,which sucks ass,but all the other tracks are really well put-together and have some real lyrics (except for the one with the head). Might've said it before,but he sounds like a young J.Cole on the come-up. Might just be me,but fuck it,put them thoughts out there lol.
Fav Tracks: Growing Up/Mother God,I Got Money Now,Angels,Circles
Least Fav: Gimmie Yo Money

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Better is a project that shows a lot of potential for Deante’ Hitchcock. It features fun and witty bars over some good production with some good guest appearances. It doesn’t reinvent the genre or anything, and there are certainly some underwhelming moments, but it’s a solid debut project that has me excited to see what he does next.

Fav Tracks: I Remember, I Got Money Now, Attitude, How TF, Flashbacks, Growing Up/Mother God, Angels

Least Fav Tracks: Gimme Yo Money
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Track List

  1. I Remember
  2. I Got Money Now (ft. JID)
  3. Attitude (ft. Young Nudy)
  4. How TF (ft. 6LACK)
  5. Flashbacks (ft. Miguel & St. Beauty)
  6. Gimmie Yo Money
  7. Circles
  8. Shadowman's Interlude
  9. Growing Up / Mother God
  10. Angels
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Added on: April 24, 2020