Aloha & greetings OTDHipHop fam! Thank you for rocking with the platform and don’t forget to stay updated with us onFacebook and Twitter! As promised, welcome to our weekly #TrackTuesday segment, where I review a song and/or music video of an up and coming artist. Today, I’ll be reviewing “Cruise Mood” by KeepItSwain. Fun fact: I actually went to elementary school with this dude! Then we saw each other and Team Backpack’s Mission Underground event in Los Angeles in 2015. But I digress...scroll down for the review!
I don’t say this too often but as soon as I heard the beat I knew this track was gonna be fire. I’ve been a fan of KeepItSwain for about 2 years now so my anticipation for his new projects make me bias. But that’s besides the point! Lol. First off, the production by Hazewerth is amazing. Off the bat, it gave me flashbacks to T.I from back in the day and his classic ATL sound. Swain, who is also from Atlanta, has a smooth and cool yet very intimate and social vibe. He also mixed his own vocals.
I really dig Swain’s wordplay and flow on this track, all while painting a picture for the listeners with his stories. I’d say that on “Cruise Mood” specially, Swain sounds like a mix between T.I and J. Cole. Cruise Mood is definitely something you want to play in your car and vibe too, it’s also great for the marijuana smokers out there!
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