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Curren$y & The Alchemist - Continuance
For the friends of: Earl Sweatshirt, Freddie Gibbs, Willie The Kid
Genre: hip hop
Favorite track(s): ‘No Yeast’, ‘The Tonight Show’ and ‘Jodeci Tape’
Random words: summer evenings
One of the best hip hop producers ‘The Alchemist’ teamed up this time with ‘Curren$y’ and the result is pretty laid back, chill and out of all pleasing to listen to. Most of the tracks are pretty short and some of the beats together with ‘Curren$y’s flow make things not the most straight forward and this makes the album interesting. At times the short tracks feel like a beat combined with freestyle and like a hip hop jamming session. This creates a nice feeling of genuineness. The jazzy feeling together with a couple of slightly more melancholic tracks creates a nice combo.
Denzel Curry - Melt My Eyez See your Future
For the friends of: J.I.D., Vince Staples, Danny Brown
Genre: hip hop, trap
Favorite track(s): ‘Melt Session #1', 'John Wayne' and 'Zatoichi'
Random words: alley lights
’Curry’s previous release ‘UNLOCKED’ was one of the best hip hop albums of 2020 as I was really excited about the new album. Before 2020 I have not been a huge fan of ‘Curry’s music so I had some doubts about what it could be. The album starts super strongly with multiple great pretty laidback beats and brilliant flow. ‘Curry’s way of not just blasting through but playing with rhythms is great. The album contains some old school vibes, fresh touch and some modern hip hop flavors. There are a couple of tracks that I need to skip but mostly the album is on a solid foundation!
Cypress Hill - Back in Black
For the friends of: Public Enemy, DJ Muggs and Jedi Mind Tricks
Genre: hip hop
Favorite track(s): ‘Open Ya Mind', 'Certified' and 'The Original'
Random words: loose
'Cypress Hill' is back after four years with the new album 'Back in Black'. The previous album 'Elephants on Acid' was a really nice surprise after a long break and a couple not so strong albums. I had big expectations towards the new album but same time some doubts since 'DJ Muggs' was not producing it as the previous one. Already from the first time listening to the album I was pretty excited. Lyrically 'Back in Black' follows the same line 'Cypress Hill' is known for. The flow is great and the two features work nicely too. The dry beat sound is standing out nicely compared to most of the recent hip hop albums. In a way, there is nothing really surprising but still, everything sounds tight and everything has its place in the short half 30 minute album.
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