Cold Water

Medhane - Cold Water
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Based on 145 ratings
2020 Ratings: #282
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May 26, 2020 / Release Date
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On his latest project, the Brooklyn rapper realizes his vision. His forceful and focused bars are just one aspect of the highly skilled emcee’s community-focused and spiritually rewarding music.

Ay, uh. Ay, uh. Ay, uh.
It’s apparent to me that Medhane loves his craft
his past work, “Full Circle,“ left me on my ass.
The production on that thing screams abstract and timeless
One thing remains for certain
He’s still got the chance to shine, big.
New album out, called “Cold Water”, yes it’s true
The man just can’t progress
The water’s murky, no matter how blue
The production’s less memorable
The verses feel like they ... read more
This is the sound of stepping up.

On his previous release from February, Medhane only truly struggled from my perspective in the sense of brevity. His ideas seemed incomplete; his music didn't have enough time to breathe. The whole thing felt rushed, not in the sense of being made too quickly but instead concepts quickly shifting to new ones without allowing the build to occur.

Cold Water effectively addressed these concerns. Medhane keeps things at a slow and methodical pace with his ... read more
There are two types of Abstract Hip-Hop music: The one heavily filled with influences from nostalgic times, enhanced by historical facts and deep feelings of a damaged society, and the one who just sounds like a 90's reggae record from a white man with dreads. Somehow, Medhane's "Cold Water" gets in the middle of the wall - being buried down by the bricks in the process. A lazy, careless release from an artist with not much left to offer.
I thought FULL CIRCLE was pretty meh and I think the same for this new release, Cold Water.
Medhane just doesn’t really have much passion when he raps. It’s as simple as that. It’s like everything is just the bare minimum of what’s acceptable. Nothing is really that spectacular. Beats & lyrics aren’t bad, just extremely derivative.
A lot of the songs seem to blend into each other as well which definitely doesn’t help Cold Water’s ... read more
ok so i’m a big fan of a lot of what medhane does but man he’s just dropping his most underwhelming work this year there’s barely been anything i enjoy (except for two or three tracks). he’s not really evolving his sound or doing anything impressive with the way he raps now.
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Track List

  1. Off tha Strength [ft. KeiyaA]
  2. No Cap
  3. Late
  4. All Facts
  5. New Drip
  6. Live!
  7. TRS [ft. Navy Blue]
  8. Na Fr
  9. Watch My Step [ft. Jadasea]
  10. Truth & Soul
  11. Full Hands [ft. Maxo]
  12. I'm Deadass
  13. Don’t Fuck Around
  14. Bun Down Babylon
  15. On Me/You
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Added on: May 13, 2020