808INK – Hungry Review

This project is interesting because it doesn’t appear to fall into any particular sub-genre of rap. There are some clear influences but also a drive to be something different from everyone else.

The production is amazing with a good amount of kicking bass to keep the project rolling. It definitely isn’t grime and is not your traditional UK hip hop but is energetic and enjoyable. It is refreshing to see a group try to do something different from everyone else without needing to use crazy and unappealing noises.

The lyricism is clever without going over peoples heads. The rhymes can get lost a little in the bass but the annunciation is clear to assist in the understanding.  This is a good performance and there are no slacking verses, but maybe a little more changes in flow and pace would help show a more complete ability.

The features are good and help keep this project cohesive with new voices. Each does a good job showing their own skills and giving comparison points between themselves and the group. The guests might be a bit more balanced with some more singers, but there is a good selection here.

Overall, this is a great showing from a group trying to be different and individual, carving a path for themselves. Lets hope the infrastructure is available in the hip hop music industry to allow this talented group to come into the public eye.

Nino Man – Hungry For Success 2 Review

This is an enjoyable album with a good balance of emotion to party. Nino Man does a great job showing a softer side while keeping the tougher street one.

The production is good and works well with Nino’s style of rap. There is a good mixture of older and modern beats with a blend of high and low tempo. There are no real problems with beat selection here. Nino has done well here.

The lyricism is good and helps to make each song more entertaining. There are moments of greatness but also some more average moments that don’t reflect how talented Nino is. Maybe a few more technical aspects could be added more frequently, but if he continues like this, Nino will be a top lyricist.

The features are good and show that Nino has some Hip Hop power on his side. Each brings a good verse and really ups the star quality of the mixtape. Maybe more features could have made some more interesting tracks, however the chance to showcase his own ability was a solid choice.

Overall, this is a good project for any listener of Hip Hop. If he can build up off of what he has done with this, Nino Man could have a very fruitful career in rap.