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Review: Asian Doll’s “GUMMO” remix does the grandiose beat justice

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6ix9ine’s “GUMMO” is at once bombastic yet ludicrous; the outrageously angry production in no way compliments the odd choice of rap style. It’s an energetic song that’s become a viral sensation thanks to the silly visual that attempts to mock gang culture and 6ix9ine’s cartoonish appearance. It’s not necessarily a bad song, it just needs some tweaks to become as good as it potentially can. One of those tweaks? Replacing 6ix9ine with an artist who’ll actually rap with some pizazz, some swagger. Many artists have tried to replicate the success of the artist’s single to no avail. Asian Doll recently decided to take a swing at it and the results are spectacular.

For starters, Asian Doll’s voice and rap style actually compliment the production. She sounds at home over the crass instrumental, matching its monstrous nature with her own loud cadence. It seems these days that artists are either lyrical or energetic, never both at the same time. Asian Doll manages to exude both qualities and exceeds any expectations that you think you have upon listening. From the delivery to the lyricism, even the ad-libs she adds on the backend, it all works stupendously. If you didn’t hear 6ix9ine’s version first, you’d swear that he remixed her song.

If there’s one criticism to levy against her rendition is that at 2 minutes and 28 seconds, it’s a tad short. Because the beat is so loud and fast, it passes by quickly. But for the time that it runs, it’s magnificent and a definite addition to any playlist. Think about Lil Wayne’s “Upgrade U Freestyle” from Da Drought 3. Yeah, we’re talking about that good.

Favorite lines:

“Hit the running man, that thot can’t stand a chance’

“I can’t fuck with old niggas, I got trust issues”

Take two minutes of your time to check out Asian Doll’s “GUMMO” below.

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Bandgang’s ‘In Too Deep’ is a hard-hitting opus

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Bandgang’s latest project In Too Deep is the kind of hard hitting street record that everyone needs to hear. Street albums often rotate in and out of importance when the next one comes. Think about any Gucci Mane project ever. Once the next one comes, they’re often left to reside in nothingness until they become unpopular again. But not this time – In Too Deep is hard, brutal, and sits with you long after it goes off. It’s the kind of record that’ll keep you up at night when thinking about its dark intricacies. I can’t say too many other albums have had me in a similar manner.

In Too Deep is a long collection of street raps – nothing more, nothing less. These bangers come in three shapes – fast, Detroit-level knockers, slower, more thought-out hits, and plodding, introspective tunes. All three hit equally as hard. “Come From That” moves at a frighteningly fast pace with bombastic production that makes it a treat to get through. “At My Door” is a little bit slower, but equally as hard. The magnetic nature of the songwriting make each cut a treat to get through.

As far as weak spots, there aren’t any. The project’s power comes in its consistency, so, while no two songs sound the same, they carry a similar energy that makes them equally listenable. This is some of Bandgang’s finest work and you can hear the time that they spent perfecting each rime from the outside. Since it sticks with you when you turn it off, you’ll be more than excited to queue it up again. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. In Too Deep is exactly what you need to survive in these streets.

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Review: @LaBritney_ and @kashdoll ‘s “Actin Funny” showcases two of Detroit’s premier artists at their best

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It’s nice to see women from Detroit come together and create good music. La’Britney and Kash Doll have hooked up and created a true slapper called “Actin Funny.” Over the bouncy, Bay-Area inspired production, La’Britney and Kash Doll drop off verses about how people treat them once they start getting money. Both artists breath fresh air into the tried-and-true topic and showcase their talents, also showign off some new ones.

La’Britney starts off the proceedings by singing the chorus, and, if you thought she could only sing, be prepared to be suprised. She spits a hard verse; seriously, harder than many rappers who just spit. She showcases her venomous side – her talk of guns and shootouts sounds very believable by her not forcing any images, just talking regulalry. Afterwards, Kash Doll comes in and does her thing as usual. Is it even a question at this point?

Overall, very solid record from two amazing recording artists.

Checkout “Actin Funny” below.

 

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Review: Young Roc’s “Dreams” Is Unusual, Refreshing, And Daring

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In Detroit, raw lyricism and flow are the main points of interest in the rap scene. Without either, you’re often either overlooked or chastised. But Young Roc has made a case for choosing to circumvent these rap mainstays and focus on aesthetically daring music that channels lyricism and flow through unconventional means. He traverses through songs on the backs of eclectic melodies and daring production. It’s an amazing feat that has made him someone on our “Must Watch” list. His single “Dreams” only confirms his place as one of the most creative rappers in the city.

The track’s borderline pop production is a daring choice for Roc. Knowing that due to his past music that he’ll be categorized with the more lyric-heavy artists in the city, Roc still chooses to go for the outlandish. It works in its own exciting way. Roc’s vocals on the track match the wackiness of the production, blending pop aesthetics with gritty Detroit angst. It’s a beautiful track that shows just how creative Roc can get.

Listen to “Dreams” below.

 

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