Denzel Curry -TA13OO Review

This is a great release by a rapper who should be making even more waves than he already is. Denzel Curry displays a lot of talent on this project and hopefully a lot of people sit up and take notice.

The production is haunting but energetic which, as odd a combination as that seems, works out very well. These beats leave plenty of space for Curry to manouvre and exercise his talents. Maybe something a little further form the formula would be good, but this is definitely a strong selection.

The lyricism is fantastic. Denzel Curry does a lot of smart wordplay, bolstered by his delivery that makes every track on here entertaining. There are no issues with Curry’s performance but it would be interesting to see how he would handle a more radio friendly record.

The features all do a great job of adding fresh voices onto this album. All really show how talented they are, as well as helping keep this project cohesive. Maybe some higher profile guests could make a few more interesting moments, but the people on here are a smart choice for this album.

Overall, this is a fantastic release for Denzel Curry. He makes a lot of good choices on it and the way the album was rolled out over a few days helped people appreciate the tracks more as a result.

Goldlink – At What Cost Review

This release is great as it shows Goldlink in a great light and shows he can put together an entertaining, cohesive listen. A lot of great choices on here make this a standout album of 2017 so far.

The production is great with a lot of smooth, easy listening backings that blend together well without becoming one long song. The laid back nature of some of these helps to make this a project you can put on anytime and enjoy. Maybe something more in the mainstream, upbeat region could have helped bring more listeners to it early on, but there is no doubt that there is a good ear for beats involved here.

The lyricism is fantastic. Goldlink does well to keep his wordplay sharp as well as work in the high level of detail that the listener feels. There are no real issues with Goldlink’s performance on this as it is a joy to hear on this release.

The features do a great job of adding additional depth to this with some singing and some strong verses. Each guest showcases their own ability, while blending with the message or theme of the song with ease. Maybe something a bit more brash could add another edge, but the people picked for this work wonders.

Overall, this is is a great release for Goldlink and rap music, as it shows that not only trap music can be catchy and enjoyable. May this sentiment keep going and push other rappers to branch outside the drug based topics.

Goldlink – And After That, We Didn’t Talk Review

This album is fantastic with the self described “future bounce” sound making this a very interesting listen.  track has an enticing message while being delivered in a fresh way.

The production is great with plenty of energy while keeping that thought provoking atmosphere. The beats do not sound negative but allow some very real and honest content to be explored by Goldlink. Maybe some beats from a different sub-genre of Hip Hop could show a more versatile ability from the main artist, but there are no issues with his backing selection here.

The lyricism is amazing with his storytelling being enhanced by his wordplay. Goldlink uses his experiances with his complicated rhymes to make lyrics that can be enjoyed by a lot of different audiances. Maybe some songs that have more of a happy overtone could show that Goldlink can bring in even more listeners, but the tracks on here are pretty universal in entertainment.

Overall, this album is fantastic for Goldlink and for the new generation of rappers. The choice to have no features and only show his ability has paid off in a big way.