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On his debut album, “fast” rapper Sueco The Child tries and fails at nearly every currently popular style of hip hop.

For a lot of the album, Sueco attempts to sing but ultimately misses. For example, on the opener “cayman”, over icy yet comforting—like an igloo—production, he tries his hand at a falsetto, but it ends up sounding super squeaky and awkward. On top of that, he for some reason feels the need to deliver half of the song in an unintelligible ... read more
PapaEthanF -
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CZARFACE’s second album of 2019—the first time they’ve ever released more than one full-length in a year—is nowhere near as hard-hitting as their collaboration with Ghostface Killah, but a shift in their focus to lusher soundscapes instrumentally and the small intricacies of life lyrically is a welcome change in their usual style.

However, it opens with “Bizarro”, whose production is actually more of the usual CZARFACE style with its punchy boom bap drums ... read more
PapaEthanF -
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King Von delivers a mediocre first impression on Grandson, Vol. 1.

Firstly, Lil Durk makes an appearance on two tracks on the tape: “Twin Nem” and “Crazy Story (Remix)”. On the former, he and Von trade aggressive verses back and forth over a menacingly sparse instrumental, while, on the latter, he adds a solid verse to the original version of another song on the tape, although this track admittedly closes it on an abrupt note.

King Von also has the ability to carry a ... read more
PapaEthanF -
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Dominican-American, Young Money-signed rapper Euro delivers his first collection of music since 2014, which sounds like the year most of this mixed bag of material was recorded, too.

When I say a lot of these songs sound like they were made in 2014, I mean they have that same subtle air of corniness surrounding them that a lot of tracks from that year now also have in hindsight, as well as the underwhelming, stale, samey style of production seen across of number of Young Money songs. In fact, ... read more
PapaEthanF -
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Following a long tradition of collaborative songs between Westside Gunn, Conway, and Benny The Butcher on the three’s solo albums, the Griselda boys finally come together for a full album on their Shady Records debut, delivering more of the consistently high-quality material for which their fans know them over a collection of grimy Daringer- and Beat Butcha-produced beats.

After “Marchello”, a speech from Raekwon not unlike the one that opened Westside Gunn’s FLYGOD Is ... read more
Sep 20, 2020
What's your favorite album to listen in the Fall/Autumn season? It's for a list
Sep 11, 2020
I usually don't like to spam my new albums or whatever, but I just dropped a collaborative EP with a producer KiNG that I'm really proud of. I would appreciate if you reviewed it. :)
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/280008-the-7-day-project-the-7-day-project.php
May 14, 2020
Hey! I have been releasing singles for a little while now and I feel like I have improved a ton, especially on my most recent single called 100% Wet. I took a lot of your advice from my first single and I know much more music theory. Also, the panning won't be an issue on any of my new tracks haha. I also use a legitimate music production software and actual samples now and I have a computer to do it on, so hopefully that shows!.
Anyways, I'd love it if you could check it out and drop some criticisms!. Thanks!
https://soundcloud.com/user-775956185/100-wet
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/241915-stankysauce-100-wet.php

Apr 13, 2020
Hi,
Today I’ve released my first Insturmental Abstract Hip-Hop mix/EP. This project was meant to be only for myself, but finally I’ve dared to actually release it. I will really appreciate if you give it a listen and rate it, maybe write some of your thoughts. If you hate it just tell me, I am grateful for every constructive opinion.

https://soundcloud.com/bartekkk102/unceasing_dismay
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/232427-bvrtxk-unceasing-dismay.php

Thanks in advance!
Apr 3, 2020
What album do you think would be the perfect anthem to THE END OF THE WORLD?
Jan 25, 2020
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/210453-aziz-the-life-death-of-anna-karenina.php

The second song I've ever made. A song I made because of heartbreak but finished because of benzodiazepines. This song is supposed the relate the Life of Anna Karenina from old Russian literature and her story in music form and how a person feels after a breakup and/or isolation. Truly some of my darkest work. I only add rap vocals twice to the song. once in a transition and once at the end. There a lot is crooning and ambiance but since I don't loop music you shouldn't get bored. I hope you enjoy it

Please give me feedback and please rate (it can be positive or negative, whatever you feel)
Nov 20, 2019
Hey man, just wanted to say i love your reviews!
Nov 3, 2019
Supp! I'm doing a challenge at the moment, the "out of my comfort-zone challenge". This is a challenge where I need to listen projects, I normally wouldn't listen too. After some listen I need to state my opinions in a review. If you would suggest an album to me, it would be great! As long as they aren't metal, hip hop or rap! (experimental/abstract hip hop, weird rap is allowed though)
Oct 20, 2019
What is your favorite album by a singer/band that you have a crush on?
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