This will be the first of hopefully many album and mixtape (and maybe even product) reviews I will do on RLGT. I know you don’t have time to read an essay of a review so these will be quick but in depth reviews.
To begin once again, so you can get an idea of my “taste” I’ll give you a few ratings of a couple albums and tapes I’ve listened to recently, and some stuff that is near the top of my list ever.
J.Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive – 8/10 (unreal as always with Cole, could’ve used atleast one “upbeat” track)
Rae Sremmurd, Sremmlife – 7/10 (people want to hate, but you weren’t expecting storytelling or epics with them. They make bangers, and they gave us bangers. Some possible hit singles too with “Throw Sum Mo” and “This Could Be Us”)
Mac Miller, Best Day Ever – 8.5/10 (One of the best mixtapes I’ve ever listened too. A little bit of everything. I can pinpoint this as being the first tape I ever had on repeat, and got me into hip hop thaaat much more.)
Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap – 9/10 (Best mixtape I’ve heard ever (possibly tied with Big Sean’s Detroit). Not sure if Chance can top it, but I sure as hell want to hear what SURF has for us.)
With that said, 100 words startinnnnnnnnnng, now.
RLGT 100 word review: Tetsuo & Youth by Lupe Fiasco
Lupe’s new album needed to be a masterpiece. And LET ME TELL YOU, Testuo and Youth was damn near a masterpiece. A mix of slow tracks, fast songs, fun songs, story telling, and awwsome features (word to Shy Glizzy). Standout tracks for me include “Dots and Lines”, and “They.Resurrect.Over.New” ft. Soulo (below). What seperates this from just another solid album is CONTENT, which Lupe is always guranteed to deliver on. Instant classic in my opinion.
If you haven’t for some reason, go listen to it. NOW.
two words: one love,