RLGT 100 Word Review: Nikko Lafré – Troubled Soul: Blame The City

Every Friday you can now expect a new RLGT 100 word review! This was a definite fan favourite from Phase 1, so we wanted to bring it back for y’all, with even more frequency! We know when you read a review you want to spend less time reading and more time listening, so that is why we always keep it short and sweet. 100 words, give or take… starting now:

REDLEAFGOLDTEETH 100 WORD REVIEW: Nikko Lafré – Troubled Soul: Blame The City

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If you’re looking for a summer jam, then you’ve come to the wrong place. In turn, if you’re looking for some cold blooded, hard hitting tracks that will leave you wanting for more, then you’ve come to the right place. Purely handled by Canadian producer K Beatz and Johnny Rain (we fuckin’ love Johnny), their excellence production throughout the long-awaited mixtape has given Nikko Lafre fans something worth waiting for. During the course of this mixtape Nikko explores the theme of adoration, attainment, and determination with some Dj Skee interview skits help interconnecting the songs into a solid coherent project.

(Word count: You already know I got 100 [bands])

Rating: 83/100 Solid concept. Great flow. Excellence production. There’s not much more you could ask from a tape coming from an independent rap artist coming out of Minnesota.

Standout Tracks:

“Odd Dreams” – One of the dopest intros I’ve heard all year. It really gets you feeling the atmosphere very early. Plus the short guitar solo is just another perk to a great opening track.

4 A.M”. – One of the three Johnny Rain accredited songs. I really fucks with two things here: the flow and the layers of vocals that were utilized.

I’ve saved you the inconvenience and provided you with the album here, in case you haven’t listened to it yet!

 

A couple of thoughts that came up to mind while typing this review up. First of all, I was so excited when I found out K Beatz was Canadian. His work on this project might be a breakthrough for him (that’s what I think at least). Hailing from The 6, K Beatz has really impressed me with what he’s done here. Swing over onto his personal Soundcloud page to see some other shit he’s done.

I was on HNHH and I was reading some comments, and a lot of people said this project wasn’t as great as his previous works. What?! After setting this bad bitch on repeat for three straight days, I concluded that Troubled Soul was an all around great project. I haven’t listened to his other stuff, but I’m curious to see if those people on the comments were telling the truth, or they are just trollin’ (you know how the internet is). It also surprised me when I found out he’s only 20…..

 

– Raymond

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