Shotty Horroh – Sixteen Minutes Past Three Review

This album has a lot of greatness from Shotty Horroh but could actually do with some beefed up production. Shotty utilises his battling skills to make some lyrical genius and make this a joy to listen to.

The production is a good basis for Shotty to work with but does not carry its own weight. It gives plenty of room for the artist to do thier work, but would be weak on its own. It does not have a lot of its own firepower but does allow Shotty to accomplish his rhyme goals.

The lyricism is excellent and Shotty Horroh does a lot of good work here. He uses a few different techniques and flows to keep things fresh and interesting. There are no issues with what Shotty is doing here, except possibly widening his fanbase with some more radio friendly tracks.

The features do a great job of adding other points of view and fleshing out this project. Each brings a good verse that adds plenty to the track they are on. A few guests who sing or are more mainstream could have brought this more attention, however this is a very enjoyable listening experiance.

Overall, this album is very enjoyable to listen to and shows many sides of Shotty Horroh. This is a good step into the public eye of music and hopefully his success reflects his talent.

Madchild – Silver Tongue Devil Review

This project is a great step for independant artists who want to be entirely them for all of thier songs. While this does still have it’s flaws, there is no doubt that this is one of the premium independant releases of the year so far.

The production is very good with a lot of diversity when it comes to how Madchild wants the listener to feel. There are a lot of different atmosphere’s with many different instruments in effect to make some very interesting tracks. A few more mainstream backings could show more of a complete skill of Madchilds rapping, but the actual selection here allows him to be himself and keep the personal nature of this album.

The lyricism is really excellent and shows Madchild at his best.  Every bar is packed with wordplay and techniques that really help to with the descriptive portion as well as the stroy telling. There is no real way that Madchild could improve his rapping. He may want to look for more references as some get heard a few times through the project, however that is it.

The features are good and help to showcase thier own ability as well as increase the level of cohesion on this album. While it is only a few people appearing a few times, they show what they are capable of in different ways. A few more features, with maybe some singing could add an extra dimension but Madchild does a good job on his solo tracks as well as when with a guest so it doesn’t need anything more.

Overall, this is a really great album that runs just slightly long in tracks. However it is still a personal journey that the listener can embark on with one of the rap games most lyrical players.