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85
Beats Per Minute

For those in a rut over the seemingly endless absence of Kendrick Lamar, you need look no further for boundlessly creative and irresistibly unique hip hop than GUMBO’!.

80
The Needle Drop

As its title suggests, GUMBO'! is a viscous and dreamy homage to various strains of southern hip hop whose charm is undeniable.

74
Pitchfork

The genre-defying rapper’s third album pays tribute to the artists who helped shape his sound—and sounds like something else altogether.

70
FLOOD Magazine

This is Siifu in his bag, shaping rap music in his own image, contorting it until old proverbs feel fresh, bold, distinct.

70
Exclaim!

Overall, the album reflects Siifu's desire for creative growth and the freedom to approach his music without restriction. And although GUMBO'! does move with some inconsistency, Siifu nevertheless delivers a dynamic approach to his craft.

Rollo_P
83

It's like a trap rapper got pushed into a vat of acid and came out a swampy, deformed monster. Which I'm gonna clarify, is a compliment. Very murky, muddled, and mellowed listen, the few bangers on here never go on for too long to distract from the moody atmosphere. If you like weird rap shit, this one's for you.

Houdanny
65

Pink Siifu is one of the more interesting faces in modern underground hip-hop, coming from a unique place of experimentation and forward thinking ideas in a genre bursting at the seams with creativity as is. So much so that his 2020 album ended up being one of my favourite hip-hop albums of the year, with its noisy and industrial approach to sample based hip-hop woven throughout its politically charged and emotive concept. So much so that this has been a pretty highly anticipated release of ... read more

JayCrackers
77

GUMBO is another strong set of tracks by the upcoming underground hip hop star, Pink Siify, filled with a dreamy, abstract mellow atmosphere and beats which works so well with the mellow soundscape and more introspective lyrics and although the tracklist is a bit too long most tracks don't overstay their welcome but some don't add much to the overall experience mainly some interludes but still a strong project.

Track Review

Gumbo'! 4 tha Folks, Hold On 8/10
Wayans Bros 8/10
Roscoe'! ... read more

Eli_YamGod
85

it's a really fun listen

Melancoholic
65

Real ones listened to deluxe.

xcomebackkid
66

Gumbo is more of a vibe than an album. Bits and pieces of flows artfully decorate avant guard trap beats. You can pick out regional flows but it's not the focus of the songs.

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Track List

  1. Gumbo'! 4 tha Folks, Hold On (feat. Big Rube, Liv.e, Nick Hakim & V.C.R)
  2. Wayans Bros (feat. Peso Gordon)
  3. Roscoe'!
  4. Fk U Mean/ Hold me Dwn
  5. Bussin' (Cold) [feat. Turich Benjy]
  6. Pink & Green, White & Gold
  7. BACK'!
  8. Doin Tew Much. (In My Mama Name)
  9. 4sho'7 (feat. B. Cool-Aid)
  10. Living Proof (Family)
  11. Scurrrred (feat. Big Rube, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Asal Hazel & Nick Hakim)
  12. SMILE (with yo Gold) [feat. V.C.R & CoCo]
  13. Call tha Bro (Tappe In) [feat. Maxo]
  14. BRAVO'! (feat. Turich Benjy, Swaggy, Peso Gordon & Vonbeezy)
  15. Voicemails Uptown (feat. Turich Benjy, Lance Skiiiwalker, Jaybee, V.C.R & Nelson Bandela)
  16. Big Ole (feat. BbyMutha)
  17. lng hair dnt care
  18. Play On'! Inshallah (feat. Liv.e & Kamilah)
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Added on: July 6, 2021