Tag Archives: Review

Album Review: Taiyamo Denku – “No Industry Standard” – @TaiyamoDenku

Taiyamo Denku

Not very many emcees can say they have eight full length albums under their belts independently. By independent, we mean as such. Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Taiyamo Denku is a one man musical army as is his Australian producer counterpart, Dcypha. Every project released is typically produced, arranged, mixed, recorded and mastered all in house. As with fine wine, the duo have …

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EP Review: Nava – “now(here);” – @iamnavamusic

Nava

After bursting onto the Soca scene and performing alongside the likes of Machel Montano, Trinidad and Tobago breakout star Nava takes a sharp left turn right into the R&B lane and speeds away on his six track EP effort entitled “now(here);”. The title is enough to spark you’re interest as it’s a play on two terms, nowhere and now here. …

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EP Review: Alec Bolen – “Rosewater” – @AlenBolec

Alec Bolen

“Rosewater” is an EP from Oregon emcee Alec Bolen that centers around a young couple’s relationship journey, all smothered over extremely chilled Hip Hop production. Clocking in at seven tracks total, Bolen exercises potent wordplay that blends old school Hip Hop with modernized tones of today’s rap market. Although not his first project release, “Rosewater” marks his first major release …

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(Album Review) VIP The Messiah – “VIP vs The State” – @VIPTHEMESSIAH

VIP The Messiah

Texas rapper VIP The Messiah takes on The Lone Star state in his latest musical effort, “VIP vs The State”, produced exclusively by Maine. The project contains sixteen songs in total and carries such singles as “Water” and “Hit It”. Aside from being a college graduate, the San Antonio-based artist is also the creator of the lifestyle brand, FVCK LYFE. …

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(Album Review)-@AyooCheveyo – Comeupits

Newcomer AyooCheveyo hails from the windy city of Chicago but now resides in Madison. His latest effort, “Comeupits”, is the second drop of a four part series originally scripted as a play. In the series, “Comeupits” serves as the first installment, a prequel to “Someday”. The four releases of the project in order are “Comeupits”, “Someday”, “Thoughts From A Balcony” …

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(EP Review)-@EbonyJoiMusic – Young & Reckless

Eboni Joi

R&B bad girl Ebony Joi follows up the success of her debut project “Ace of Spades” with the six track “Young & Reckless” EP – Building off of her freshman effort, which landed on the iTunes Top 100 R&B charts, Ebony Joi comes aggressive as ever. Her sultry voice and added ability to spit rhymes makes her a force to …

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(Album Review)-@Handles757 809060

Handles - 809060

We first caught notice to Virginia-based emcee Handles here at GYBU around 2012 with the release of the DJ Suss One-hosted, “Done Thinking”. Even back then, he was repping Hip Hop to the core. Fast forward five years later and the coastal native blesses us with his latest audio effort, “809060”. Containing thirteen tracks in total, Handles looks towards an …

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(Album Review)-@DaTBoYZ3L Datboy

GYBU has been following Jackson, Tennessee artist DaTBoYZ3L since we caught wind of his collab single featuring Calvin Ross, “Don’t Be Afraid”, in late 2015. Since then, he’s been hard at work constructing “Datboy”, his 9 track EP effort. The project features the aforementioned Ross, 2j, M.I.N.D., CA$H and was exclusively produced by sought after producer, Let That Boy Cook. …

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(Album Review)-@tharealkir Legendary

The word “Legendary” is defined as being remarkable enough to be famous or very well known. That is exactly the case with rising Philly artist Kir and his latest musical offering by the same name. The East Coast native combines nineteen songs in total with guest features from Nasty Na, City Rominiecki, Deviose, Farees and a few others. The mixtape …

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