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PelicanManners -
If you’ve been following my page, you’ll know that i was pretty excited for this new Quakers project. It’s probably one of my most anticipated albums of the year, and it did not disappoint. I actually like this one more than their debut album. What surprised me though, was to see that most of the songs are really short (33 tracks, 55 minutes). The songs themselves might be short but they’re definitely not underdeveloped. The rappers that appear here are phenomenal, some ... read more

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PelicanManners -
With the many abstract rap releases we got this year, Purple Moonlight Pages manages to really stand apart from the rest. It’s a really mellow experience, the closest I can come to explaining this is saying: It’s like meaningful poetry over jazzy beats. The second half of the album is especially strong, it also has excellent features from Mike Ladd and Open Mike Eagle.

I’ve been re-listening to all of the albums I haven’t had a chance to review this year, so expect a ... read more
PelicanManners -
I reviewed this earlier this year but I’m not completely satisfied, with what I wrote so I’m completely updating my review. Dueling Experts is a hip hop group comprised of rappers Verbal Kent, Recognize Ali and producer Lord Beatjitzu. My opinions haven’t changed throughout the year, i still think this is a solid boom bap project that doesn’t have that much going for it. I really liked the lo-fi production from Lord Beatjitzu though.

Their second album is coming out ... read more
PelicanManners -
I've been listening to a lot of Quelle Chris lately, he just perfectly fits in my abstract jazz rap mood. This is definitely one of my personal favourite albums last year. If you're looking to get into Quelle's music, I'd say this is a perfect entry point. It's a lot more accessible than his earlier work.

Favourite tracks: Straight Shot, Spray and Pray, You, Me & Nobody Else.

I'm still gonna be quarantined for the next couple of weeks, so if y'all have any suggestions on what albums I ... read more
PelicanManners -
I enjoy this EP quite a bit. Mostly because of the silky smooth production provided by Kaelin Ellis.But i also have to praise Lupe, the way he flows on these instrumentals is really nice.
PelicanManners -
Billy Woods and Elucid return for another Armand Hammer album, and I gotta say this is one of my personal favourites of the year. The instrumentals are a bit experimental but at the same time pretty straight forward. Both rappers are exceptional, it’s just a joy hearing them trade verses over such well constructed beats. The features are a real treat too, some of my favourite rappers in recent years: Earl, Pink Siifu, Quelle Chris and Curly Castro.

Favourite tracks: Flavor Flav, King ... read more
Nov 18, 2020
Hey, what do you think the most over hated album of 2020 is? (for a list)
Nov 16, 2020
thank you friend!
Nov 15, 2020
no problem, added your pick, that's a really good choice too, i hate the fast rapping on this track! thank you for the support you give on my reviews as well friend.
if you wanna check out my list, here you go:
Nov 15, 2020
hi PelicanManners, hope you're doing well! i'm making a list and i'd like you to participate. the question is: what is the most annoying song of all time?
Oct 31, 2020
Oct 30, 2020
thank you friend, I appreciate that!
Oct 27, 2020
Thanks m8, you too!
Oct 27, 2020
I feel you - some records you just gotta keep to yourself for your own enjoyment.
Oct 27, 2020
Interesting point on the Jedi Mind Tricks album - although I disagree with censoring out the homophobic lines for any re-releases. I think it was a part of our history - both the MC's in JMT who spoke the words, and the hip-hop consumers in the early 2000's who promoted JMT despite those words. It's a bit cringey to listen to in hindsight, but its an important aspect of rap culture that should not be hidden behind censors. Glad you could enjoy the rapping/production though!
I specialise in short hip hop reviews. Always relisten an album before reviewing.
Mostly listen to hip hop and soul.
Explaining my ratings:
0-19 Awful
20-29 Very Bad
30-39 Bad
40-49 below average
50-59 average
60-69 solid
70-79 good
80-89 fantastic
90-99 classic
100 masterpiece
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