Sign Language – Ty Dolla $ign

Ty dolla $ign released his new mixtape titled sign language. The album as a whole is great. The features are key, and each feature verse delivers nothing but greatness. Ty dolla $ign released a small album earlier this year and it is just as good. The mixtape is smooth and has great beats and a collection of artist that dominate the track. I believe each song has an interlude attached to each song that makes it flow nicely. Even Ty dolla spits a few lyrics that are great. My favorite tracks are Lord knows, Type of shit I hate, and Like I do.

Lord knows has a good beat, I like the chorus the most of all in this song. Also the first verse done by Ty Dolla has a good flow and goes go great along side the beat. It was great to hear Dom Kennedy on a song that I actually like. It’s weird how some rappers are just better on features. Rick Ross delivered a great verse, wasn’t too impressed but he did a nice job. The interlude at the end of this one flows nicely into the next song as well.

Type Of Shit I Hate bangs hard it has a great beat, it’s a club banger for sure. I love Fabolous’s verse in this song. It just dominates the track. YG who also is on the track did a nice job, but damn Loso overshadows him on this track. A nice little acoustic interlude is at the very end of this track and wish it was longer, its the first Ed Sheeran song I really liked!

Like I Do has a nice intro and is another song that has a nice beat, it has a great verse from Yo Gotti, and French Montana. Yo Gotti brought his A-game for this verse, because I was left wanting to hear more from him. French Montana offered a decent verse it started dope then it just ended being just all right. The Interlude at the end of this song done by Jeremih was just all right; there are better ones on the record.

The mixtape is great; its got great beats from good producers. It has a collection of features that are nothing short of great, each interlude flows perfectly. The whole mixtape as a whole is fluid and nice to put on and just ride around with. It has soulful tracks and bangers, Ty Dolla $ign great job. Must download mixtape.

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Blacc Hollywood – Wiz Khalifa

Blacc Hollywood, Wiz’s third album release was released today. It’s a mixture of Rolling papers and ONIFC. It’s a pretty decent album, it’s not a cohesive album yes. That seems to be a given, but lets be real when does anyone really listen to an album all the way through in order from front to back. That being said if you put this album on shuffle like every other person did, it turns into a good album. The album has its tracks where wiz gives us the rags to riches story. Talks about stereotypes and how people stereotype him. We also have the slow melodic tracks for the stoners that will surely enjoy them. The album does have its “bangers” as well. Truly it has everything a rap album could have including some pop rap. My personal favorite songs off the album are We Dem Boyz, RAW, and So High. There are other good songs, but these ones stood out to me.

We Dem Boyz is my favorite because I hated it at first, but it slowly grew on me. Its beat is nice the lyrics are extremely simple. The beat again is great because you want to just turn up and dance to it, I admit I’ve caught my self dancing to this in the car.

RAW is a straight “banger” it hits hard when the bass comes in, the chorus is eh, but wiz delivers the typical rap lyrics, nothing really different then you would hear from a 2chainz song except a little more emphasis on the weed. The beat is nice as well; it reminds me of a beat that came off cabin fever.

So High is a good track just cause its seamlessly catchy. Its chorus is atmospheric and will have you singing it out loud. It’s a perfect song to just cruise down the street on a sunny day. It’s just a real mellow song to put on.

The album is a decent album; it’s not horrible like most of these critics claim it to be. Let wiz diverse his music, let him be creative and do what he pleases with HIS music. That being said it’s a different kind of wiz album, it’s kind of all over the place. Its worth the listen though, its one of those albums you can just listen to the snippet on iTunes and pick and choose which songs to buy.

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