As an artist myself I respect creativity expressed in a variety of manners. Particularly in music I am a very harsh critic of others material as well as my own; so any compliment I may assess to anyone's work should be taken wholeheartedly. Over the past week I have been listening to a certain mixtape in particular, trying to determine a proper rating of the content. The mixtape I am speaking of is a collaborative effort by two artists by the name of Akins 2.0 & Yobbi. I've known Mr.Yobbi for a little over a year now and he's always shown an interest in MC'ing but I would've never guessed he'd put his talent to use in such a constructive manner. This mixtape combines poetic floetry and an experimentation element in the production many of us love to hear in new artists.
The Star Wars sample, which I am very much a fan of, produced by Akins 2.0 elegantly brings us into the makings of the rapper/jedi known as Yobbi. The delivery by the individual who provides us the backstory for Out The Woodworks is flawlessly executed & brings back purpose in the intro's many rappers recently seem to slack on. The style is similar to the intro's of Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor and Kid Cudi's Man On the Moon; which most likely were influences.
Undoubtedly one of my favorite songs on the tape. The S-Class production by Akins 2.0 and laid back flow of Yobbi emit a feeling of shameless bliss. Something I envisioned when I played this track for the first time was a gentleman dancing in a dim lit ballroom with his mistress at midnight, enjoying the sinful thrill of fornication. An artistic rendition of humanity exemplified through audio is something I LOVE to hear from any musician with the talent of executing this properly. If you can't relate to that this track would've also been the perfect theme music to the scene in Madea's Family Reunion in which the character "Carlos" verbally abused his fiancee "Lisa".
In My Psyche
Another one of my personal preferences on the Out The Woodworks tape is a song by the name of "In My Psyche". Yobbi self-examines several aspects of his life and life in general while effectively showing his lyrical ability. Psyche by some definitions is synonymous with Personality,which is very prevalent on this heartfelt aria.-
Rather than continue to provide MY opinion on why these artists have the potential to become serious threats I suggest you download the mixtape for yourself and experience the force in full effect.
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- Mister Anderson