Demrick – Came A Long Way Review

This release shows some personal growth from Demrick, as an artist and a person. There are comparative points of high life living, but it is mostly an exploration of a deeper self.

The production has a timeless feel, with a feeling of opening up the listener so they are ready to receive the emotional content. None of the beats override the lyrics which helps the artist stay the focus point of the music, but would feel empty without the rappers input. Maybe something with a little more strength and body could make a tougher feeling album, although that is not the point of this release so the selection still works well.

The lyricism is strong as Demrick builds upon his foundation of clever wordplay. He makes more use of his singing tones, as well as a few more special effects, to great affect on these tracks which helps to give them more dimension. Maybe a little more variation of flow could create a few more interesting moments, but there is no doubt that Demrick has a strong performance on this album.

The features are good and help add ot the stories told on the songs they are on. However the project is not particularly long and they do take valuable time from the main artist. While the balance between rapping and singing is very delicate, this project does strike that balance very well which helps keep the project flowing.

Overall, this is a good release for Demrick to keep his career moving. While people who have been following him might see how he has moved forward, this album does not possess the wow power to bring in a lot of new listeners, but there are still high hopes for the future as This is still quality music.

Hopsin – Pound Syndrome Review

This album is a great showing of how independant artists can be successful without bending to mainstream pressure. Hopsin has put together an album that seperates himself from the pack of independant artist and puts him on top.

The production is excellent and is tailored exclusively to Hopsin’s style and needs. There is a lot of diversity in the beats to allow a lot of different content which gives the project such balance. Maybe a few more high energy tracks would have helped balance it out more, but on a personal album like this, it may not have fitted with the aim.

The lyricism is fantastic as Hopsin once again showcases his incredible talents. He utilises a lot of different techniques, mostly multi syllable schemes, to really bolster his imagery and story telling ability. With his variety in delivery and flow, there is no obvious way to improve this side of the album.

The features are good and really help to add depth to this project. Each brings a good verse to the track they are on and this really helps with the story telling from another point of view. A singing feature could have added another dimension, however Hopsin has a lot of that under raps most of the time anyway.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable album that is going to rejuvenate his fanbase to another bought of absolute loyalty. Hopsin should be congratulated on his effort here and to bounce back from an album that he thought was subpar.

Dizzy Wright – The Growing Process Review

This is a great album for kicking back to, or for smoking to if that is what you wanna do. There is a lot of songs aimed at smoking as well as more thought provoking songs.

The production is excellent and works extremely well with what Dizzy is rapping about on each track. the beats are cohesive and flow together without becoming one long song. A few more songs with higher energy may create a more universal project but it can be seen that Dizzy doesn’t want to give up on making songs he believes in.

The lyricism is also very good without being too complicated that it gets missed. Each song seems to have excellent wordplay in it backed up by Dizzy Wright’s passion about the content that improves the impact of each bar. Adding a few complications to his rhymes may help show more of an all round rap ability but there is no doubt that he knows how to write to connect with the listener.

The features are fantastic and show how Dizzy has made connections in the rap game. Each guest puts in a good effort and comes away with a good verse that helps to build up the track they are on. A few more guests that are either veterans or more likely to sing could help to create a more well rounded project, however there is no doubt to the effectiveness of who Dizzy has chosen for this project.

Overall, this project has the desired feel and atmosphere that Dizzy intends. It has all the makings of a laid back and enjoyable project that many people can enjoy and be entertained by.

Demrick and Cali Cleve – Losing Focus Review

This album clearly is set to deal with issues that Demrick has while also being heavily involved in the drug related rap department. However this musical endeveur is an enjoyable listen, even if it does not quite hit the mark when it comes to connecting emotionally.

The production is fitting with the message that Demrick is trying to put across and Cali Cleve does well to weave it together. The combination of haunting and energetic helps the album explore a lot of ground as well as provide a song for all audiances in Hip Hop. Some radio ready tracks may help build thier profiles but the work done on this album has some very good beats in it.

The lyricism is clever and intricate throughout the whole project. Demrick does very well with his wordplay and rhyming schemes to attract the lyrical listeners in the rap game. There is a lot of entertaining and enjoyable rap moments on this project and should be seen as stepping stones on Demrick’s path to success.

The features are also very good on this album as they are growing or established names in Hip Hop already which helps to bring some diversity to the project and each of them puts in a good effort. Every verse fits in with the tracks message perfectly and each has thier own intricate schemes that build the fun of this album.

Overall, this is an enjoyable album if you are into drugs and are inclined towards an emotional mood. If not, you can still enjoy this album based exclusively on the high quality of lyricism involved in this musical effort.