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Review: People’s Champ by Team Eastside Peezy

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The commanding production of “Keep Winning” sets the tone for the rest of Peezy’s latest project People’s Champ. He’s in charge. You just live here. And it creates an impossibly high standard to follow after the strong intro goes off. Will the rest of the mixtape be this vivacious? Will we grow tired of the power he invests in the machismo of his rap delivery?

Peezy straddles a fine line here – he raps as if he’s backed into a corner, trying desperately to convince rap fans that he’s a worthy presence in the Detroit music scene. He also stands tall, confident in his ability and acts as if he’s letting you know to back it up some. He’s both ready to prove himself and eager to let you know that he’s fine. This struggle pops up over the course of these 17 tracks as he paints a vivid picture of his current lifestyle and surroundings. He’s happy, he’s angry, and he’s determined.

He paints pictures masterfully with a voice that sounds at home in one of the Howling envelopes from the Harry Potter franchise. On “Hard To Tell,” where the production is a departure from the heavy and distorted bass frequent on most of the other tracks on the project, Peezy flows masterfully on top of the quietly evolving and ever changing beat in the background. At a little over 3 and a half minutes, it’s a sure standout that could profit from being longer.

Perhaps “dangerous” could be the term to describe the aesthetic created by Peezy over the course of the project – musical, but something to watch out for. “I might fuck your bitch raw like I don’t know better,” he says with reckless abandon.

Another standout is “Wins and Losses” with Young Buck and LOM Rambo. Buck gives a scene stealing verse here, rapping “when the spot got hot we got another house/feds hopped on it so we took another route” showing he still has the ability to craft vivid imagery.

By the end of the project, it’s clear that Peezy’s struggle is something that defines his career and has contributed to a solid album. Without any glaring missteps, this project will be sure to elevate Peezy’s status into a new circle

Score: 8 out of 10

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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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Review: @SOBxRBE ‘s “Paramedic!” Is Brilliant, One Of Black Panther Soundtrack’s Best

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When Black Panther comes out, people will cause a riot in theaters; partly because the movie has received stellar reviews, but mostly because the soundtrack for the film is of the highest quality. This isn’t an assortment of randomly selected hot songs in pop culture – it’s a carefully curated project by Kendrick Lamar. One of the best songs from the soundtrack comes from the Bay Area’s SOB X RBE collective, the enchanting “Paramedic!”

Kendrick Lamar offers a brief introduction before the tribal beat cuts on, placing listeners in an almost trance-like state. We heard Kilmonger’s name used at the beginning, so it’s reasonable to assume that the song could be related to the movie’s villain. If it is, it makes even more sense – the song has a darkly erotic vibe to it. The chant of “I wish a nigga would,” is long and drawn out, adding to the uniqueness of the track. It’s an enchanting listen that will send the crowd into a frenzy when it comes on during the film.

Listen to the engrossing listen below.

 

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