AOTY 2021

The Light Emitting Diamond Cutter Scriptures

R.A.P. Ferreira - The Light Emitting Diamond Cutter Scriptures
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 101 ratings
2021 Ratings: #244
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CRITIC REVIEWS

79
Pitchfork
Ferreira’s latest album is rich and rewarding, the mark of a prolific artist arriving at the perfect unity between content and presentation.
Doublez
75
The poet/rapper from Nashville shows again on The Light Emitting Diamond Cutter Scriptures that his singularity and his universe are the main ingredients that make a R.A.P Ferreira project a Hip Hop event not to be missed.

Winter is approaching, the sun is too often hidden by a gray veil of clouds, the cold invades the streets. It's time to take refuge in the warmth of a café to enjoy a moment where you can find yourself. Brake some seconds by the constraint to untangle my earphones ... read more
PelicanManners
80
Milo is one of my favourite artists. His output under the R.A.P. Ferreira moniker has made me love him even more. I have to admit i was a bit sceptical of this album, since it’s his second this year. But i found it to be a more enjoyable experience than its predecessor “Bob’s Son”. The most noticeable thing is the smoother production made by a variety of producers. I always thought he worked best with different producers, contributing to one project. That’s why a ... read more
noface
85
The ignoble peon poet from nowhere has returned with another collection of impeccably jazzy rhymes over phenomenal production.

This project leans a bit more on the lofi, wavy aesthetics of his earlier Scallops Hotel tapes, but everything here sonically feels more lush and full than ever before. The consistently sublime atmosphere here paired with Ferreira’s effortless mastery on the mic makes it one of my favorite hip-hop efforts this year.

For those out of the know, R.A.P. Ferreira ... read more
bigbord
79
R.A.P. Ferreira wasn’t someone i was looking to be a fan of, but glad i discovered

the poet’s fourth album is a short and simple project. similar to his previous work, Purple Moonlight Pages, R.A.P. Ferreira uses minimalist jazz instrumentals in which he displays his unique rhythmic pattern and clever lyricism. though it is undoubtedly similar to his other work, he seems to be slowly progressing with his production and use of topic. he has a lot of potential and this album will be ... read more
thesauceseattle
66
I feel like I'm a fan of R.A.P.'s but I don't actually know. I found this record pretty uneventful. It's a quiet, lyric-focused alternative jazzy hip hop record - which sounds amazing - but doesn't keep your attention. And I don't know what he's rapping about. I stopped paying attention a couple songs in.
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Added on: November 5, 2021