NO MONEY – ATLAS GREENE

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Parallel – Atlas Greene is a rapper based in Chicago reminiscent of Raury, this particular album having a feel of Jazz Cartier & Joey Bada$$. His storytelling is gripping & relatable, as this album is based around college experiences & how he’s navigating his emotions & dealing with stress during this time. I would also compare his music to that of Lil Pain, Kilo Kish & Bobby Raps solely based on how the lyrical content of each song bounces of the heavy beats, practically rendering them bass ballads.

Precis – Strong emotion that makes you really listen is felt through the songs “You Don’t” & “Exits”, while “Live from Lithonia” describes his most immediate worries & how they could manifest to future woes. “Mangos” is a hustling anthem, with the phrase ‘riding through the streets tryina get it, tryina get it’ as the hook riding the production, which offers a hard hitting progression that’s sure to get your head bobbing. This album also has a 90’s nostalgia atmosphere, just as most of what hip hop street culture is peddled as in mainstream media.

Vibe – Perfect for night drives during rain season & also great a great album to send to someone feeling overwhelmed by student life & needs to be assured that they’re not alone.

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SMINO – BLKSWN

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Parallel – You’ll find Smino similarities in artists like Saba, Vic Mensa and Chance The Rapper, Smino finds his niche in his unconventional lyrical capabilities, similar to Mick Jenkins.

Precis – Smino’s versatility on the album finds him spitting over smooth lacy beats on tracks such as “Blkswn” and “Father Son Holy Smoke”. Smino’s content boasts diverse content in his tracks and stitches witty bars together like a vet easily forgetting that Blkswn is his Debut Album.

Vibe – Good for cranky mornings and group study sessions. Surprisingly soothing during long late night drives, and good for any type of company 😉

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J.I.D – THE NEVER STORY

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Parallel – Rap your a** off hip-hop finding similarities to Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Two-9, and fellow Dreamville label mate Cozz.

Precis – A lyricist’s lyricist, J.I.D delivers informative raps with melodic flows over Atlanta influenced beats. Tracks like “Never” and “Lauder” flaunt his flow whereas on tracks like “Hereditary” he delivers a smooth rap/sung performance.

Vibe – Study Rap with vibes ranging from Sunday chill sessions to weekly activities.

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