I have had it in my disk-man for over a week now and that's impressive considering that I have ADDfM: Attention Deficit Disorder for Music. But discovering this album is kind of a pride thing. If you do cop it you're pretty much guaranteed that select feeling of being up on the hottest hip hop ish that most people may never have heard of yet.
Emphasis on YET.
He's basically from Seattle, thus got the Northwest vibe, yet records in places like Houston (big ups), so there is a twist of Southern flavour too. The result is a unique sound that definitely resonates with some powerful hip hop influences. What I love more specifically: well everything basically. He is really playful with his voice fine-tuning it into a wicked rap instrument in its own right. The music is dynamic and the heavy, florescent baselines are sway worthy while the beats are head knock worthy too. He has interesting lyrics and makes catchy hooks an art form. Most importantly the album contains way more than one hot song, and even though the songs are all likeable; they don't all sound the same. Big props for your creativity and excellence on this album D.R.E.A.D. (co-produced his own album with producer G-MAN, both representing the dope skillz of InsanAsylum Productions’).
My favorite songs:
“Fantasy” featuring Livonnia, Big Chad, HITONE
“DREAD Lox” feat. Mrs. Garcia
“Act Like Dey Know” (yea, I know… there really are a lot of them!)
…Oh and as a frame of reference for your listening tastes, if you like KRS-ONE and/or KOOL KIETH… he’s on that level.