Slaine And Termanology – Anti-Hero Review

This release is great for both artists as they have crafted a project that plays to both their strengths. Slaine and Termanology perform to their strengths and it pays off.

The production is amazing with contributions from some top producers that go with the darker themes. With the old school scratching fitting with the veterans, helping to showcase how long they have been in the game, there is a high level of cohesion throughout the album as well. Something a little lighter could have created a more complete image of the artists, but they have spent much of their careers in the dark side of rap and it only makes sense with the way this album heads that they stay there.

The lyricism is great and both artists come off well with their own styles. Both are very individual with their flows as well as complex rhyme schemes that make this extremely entertaining. There is a lot of vulgarity used in a lot of these songs that will make this inaccessible to a lot of listeners, but the two artists have never been known to bend for the masses and shouldn’t do so now.

The features all help contribute to the cohesiveness of this album with their chemistry together. All of them show that they are also talented entertainers to the right audience and help make this album a success. Something further from their own strengths could add another dimension, but there is no doubting the selection here.

Overall, this is a great release for fans of both artists as well as anyone who enjoys the darker side of rap music. This might not be for everyone, but for those who do enjoy it, they will enjoy it immensely.

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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.