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Alright enough with that, this week’s #TrackTuesday features
“A Complex Beginning,” by KTC (King Tha Caper). Check out my review below:
“A Complex Beginning” is the newest song/music video by KTC, off his Complexity album.
The visuals are pretty dope on this project. Props to Corey Huber Media! I like the concept of using smoke/fog to illustrate the struggle to “make it.” It looked like it was cold outside! Lol.
Overall, I dig the storytelling KTC does on this track. In my opinion, I hear this song more like a poem out of his book of rhymes, explaining his frustration to be successful but overall focused on working hard to achieve his goals. There really isn’t any hook but more so a poetic theme of his complex mind, and is used in the track and album title. I also dig the cadenced-type beat; it reminded me of Eminem’s “Beautiful.”
Shouts out Nookie on production!
Aloha & welcome back OTDHipHop fam! This week’s #TrackTuesday article features “Beastmode,” by LGFROMTHABAY. LG is a growing force in the Bay Area’s music scene, and is working tirelessly to take his brand and company to the next level.
Check out my review for “Beastmode” (track & video) below!!
First off, the concept behind this track is clever, relevant, and still genuine. When asked about inspiration for this Beastmode, LG stated - “I’m a fan of Marshawn Lynch a.k.a BEASTMODE! I love my city and all the Bay Teams!” The beat has a classic hyphy sound with bold vocals, and overall a clean project! I feel Keak Da Sneak vibes heavy on this track! Lol. The video features dope drone shots of the Bay Area, with LG reppin’ Nor Cal street art, sports teams, and brands heavy.
Beastmode (Audio & Video) Credits:
- Marshawn Lynch & Fam1st
- Producer: @SarBchild
- Engineer: PTB Randy
- Videographer: @JueyStarberry
- Graphics Designer @ATCMixtapes @Puddlecrew
Shouts out to all my fans & iRapWorld supporters, and of course the supporters in Hawaii!
Aloha OTDHipHop fam!! It’s Tuesday, so yardyknow I got a track review for yall. Before we start, know these blog posts have been sporadic in the past few months. Proud to say though, I am now teaching business at a college and rap at a middle school, and it’s low key changing my life! I will be sharing about that a lot deeper, very soon. Anyway, check out the homie Johari L and his new visuals for his song “Mad House,” off his newest project Probably Seen on TV with a special review here on OTDHipHop.
First off, Mad House is what I call record material. Johari produced, wrote, recorded, performed, mixed, and mastered the ENTIRE track, along with being the royal mind scheme behind the visuals. The beat has a steady deep, grungy vibe with a trap attitude. One thing I like about Johari on this track is how the lyrics, flow, and delivery flow so smoothly together over the instrumental itself. The little details in his adlibs and backing really bring out the dark visuals and honest storytelling.
Shouts out to Director G0RDOTR0N, and cinematographer Nathan Moore! The music video itself is just as high quality as the track. The visuals seem simple and complex at the same time, very similar to how I feel about the track. It’s amazing! It has a conceptual, dark perspective, only showing different angles of the artist at a time. The transitions and effects create a more distorted visual, which keeps me engaged as a listener and viewer. Overall, I’m impressed with this project and I’m excited to check out the rest of Probably Seen on TV.
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