INJURY RESERVE - DRIVE IT LIKE ITS STOLEN
SHORT EP REVIEW
Hiphop trio, Injury Reserve back at it again with a new EP. Got into them from their album, Floss, at the end of last year. But it took me a while to really like the project. It was a good album that had a good mixture of jazz and trap bangers (which I would suggest you should listen). This EP, however, is more minimalistic and dark in the full scope. Even the bangers (“See You Sweat” “Boom (X3)” are minimal. Honestly, this review is short cause there’s not a lot to talk about with this EP. I wouldn’t say it’s just a bunch of leftovers of past work or something just to hold fans because I feel like they did try put effort into this EP and making it not like their past work. But I wouldn’t call this amazing either. It’s definitely worth checking out, especially if you’ve heard their past songs.
Allan Kingdom came onto people’s radar back in 2015 when Kanye West enlisted him to sing the hook on his stand alone single All Day earning the co sign of all co signs! A unique young artist, taking a refreshing stance to the Hip Hop genre in 2017, Allan’s sound is one that draws from early Kanye and @kid Cudi.
Kingdom’s debut album ‘Lines’ follows on from his acclaimed 2016 mixtape ‘Northern Lights’ and see’s Allan at the top of his game. Despite the strong features list - @denzelcurryph , @kevincimena , @cadenza and more. Lines feels like Al- lan’s project, showcasing his versatility and melodic talents.
Omerta Inc will be bringing Allan Kingdom’s ‘Lines' to vinyl for the very first time. Limited to 500 copies pressed onto 180gm baby blue vinyl. Each copy will be individually hand numbered in gold pen and come housed in a high quality matte finish sleeve with original artwork. @peanutbutterprince
ALBUM: Morning After
TOP TRACKS: Run Away, Don't Choose, Claim
RELEASED: 13 October 2017
Summary: Canadian R&B singer-producer duo dvsn's second studio album is a sonically beautiful reflection of on-again, off-again lovers.
dvsn is a Canadian R&B singer-producer duo signed to Drake's OVO records. 'Morning After' is a smooth, relaxing record, excellently executed by singer Daniel Daley's vocals and producer Nineteen85's laid back, moody and seductive production.
While the topics touched on in this album, conflicted lovers whose passion is too great to avoid each other, has certainly been touched on by virtually every R&B singer ever, this album just sounds great from start to finish. There's very few tracks on this 51-minute project where the energy of the duo slows, except on 'You Do,' a slow, predictable, and relatively track. However, that is followed up with perhaps the most upbeat song on the project, 'Morning After.'
All in all, while there's not much to say for the lyrical or topical content of this project, the vocals and excellent production set it apart from most, and make it one of the top R&B records of 2017.
What would you rate this project?
I’ve been getting really hyped for Rocky’s album (again I know I know). So instead of asking what’s ur favourite Rocky song or the best. What’s the WORST song he has? For me it’s Wild for the Night, I cant stand Skrillex it dubstep in general idk why Rocky would put that song on an album. If anything he should of released it as a single. -/-
Earthgang EP review coming today too ;)