Apolla Brown – Grandeur Review

This album is a great listen through for a more settled down scene that is filled with passion. Apollo provides a great backing that never overpowers the rhymes and chooses those who fit in with his style very well.

The production is smooth and captures the essence of the song perfectly. Most seem to have a more old school feel as they dont rely on alien noises to make them appealing to the young generation. They are more substantial and soothing than that. Apolla puts across his beats well, with enough variation to show he is not stuck to one formula.

The features are good and reflect the style Apollo puts across very well. Each brings a lot of effort and pride with thier rhymes to make the tracks they are on shine out. A lot of them have worked with Apollo before and that shows in the chemistry of thier songs. There are no real issues with the guest selection on here, but Apollo may want to look into people further away from the genre to create even more of a buzz.

Overall, this is a great listen and a fantastic showcase for Apollo Brown’s beats. The way his backings works combined with the selected features molds an album that works well for everyone involved.

Oddisee – The Good Fight Review

This project is exactly the fluid, retro and uplifting album that listeners have been looking for. It has all the elements of a great album and comes together well for a great listening experiance.

The production is excellent with its laid back and yet somehow energetic beats that work well with Oddisee’s style. The backings are smooth and cohesive with each other and the messages of each track. Some more variation in tone could more of a project for everyone, but there is no doubt how enjoyable this album is.

The lyricism is excellent and Oddisee’s flow continues to be a huge asset to the Hip Hop community. The rapid fire lyrics combined with the complexity of the wordplay lead to fantasticly entertaining tracks. A few simpler ones for the more mainstream audiance could boost sales, but as the last track says, Oddisee’s shouldn’t dumb down his lyrics for anyone.

The features are great and have great chemistry with Oddisee. They all bring great effort and passion to the tracks they are on. More features with bigger names could bring Oddisee more fame, but he has enough fans to have rap as a career so he must be doing something right with connections.

Overall, this is an excellent listen through and a very entertaining album. Oddisee should be proud of how this album has come together and should continue with the work ethic that created it.