AOTY 2018
ChuckActuary
ChuckActuary
United States

Recent Reviews

Dec 10, 2018
74
This project is surprisingly well-rounded considering the uniformity of the singles that he released early. I mean, Token is still a young rapper that's barely ventured out of the fast cadence, in-your-face delivery, with overwhelmingly stereotypical beats, but his growth from his last project to this one is evident.

His general content reminds me of less metaphoric NF. His aggressive delivery reminds me of Eminem. He fits neatly in the white rapper category. However, I think from a talent ... read more
Dec 6, 2018
83
Thoroughly surprised by how much I enjoyed this EP. Wish the Earl Sweatshirt album sounded more like E. Coli. The features on this album each absolutely shine, often better than their respective albums (except Black Thought who is having a stellar year). I'm particularly impressed with the production and sampling across the album. Its smooth and has the aesthetic of relaxed, effortless beauty.

Second and third times through the album solidified this as one of the best produced albums this ... read more
Dec 5, 2018
61
... nahh.... it ain't that great... an experiment you say? sometimes experiments don't work out that well... like this

Several of the samples are redundant and almost painful (ex. Red Water)

His vocals are muffled by most of the production

The balance being so off is hardly 'experimental' but more 'off sounding'

Still, an interesting production, after a few times through I could see how someone would enjoy it. Overall its pretty underwhelming.
Nov 29, 2018
87
FINALLY! A quality rap album that's not completely covered in trap drums! In contention for rap album of the year. Touches on a variety of valuable and interesting topics in Black Thought's historically unique and powerful way. Definitely worth a couple times through, so much valuable insight and word-play that you catch something new every time. I also enjoyed the fact that its a bit longer than vol 1, really showcasing how much material he can produce without sacrificing quality or ... read more
Nov 26, 2018
71
Been a big JID fan since his album last year. He's got a high quality delivery, does well on a variety of different beats and manages to touch on a variety of topics and stay pretty lighthearted. However, the change from the Never Story to DiCaprio 2 is not a progression in the right direction. While he maintains his stellar flow, his variety of beats and general humorous and enjoyable bars, his content is more generic, like the beats, and there doesn't appear to be much development except a ... read more
Jul 18, 2018
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Rating Distribution
90-99
 
7

80-89
 
17

70-79
 
21

60-69
 
13

50-59
 
7

40-49
 
6

30-39
 
4

20-29
 
4

10-19
 
1

0-9
 
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