Ty Dolla $ign released basically his first full-length album last Friday titled Free TC. It’s really different from what I was expecting, but different is good sometimes. This is a good different after a few listens, he has a lot of good songs here. I wanted this album to be as good as it is; some of my favorite songs are “Know Ya (Trey Songz) “, ” Sitting Pretty (Wiz Khalifa)”, and “Only Right (TeeCee4800, Joe Moses, YG)”.
“Know Ya (Trey Songz)”- I really like this song a lot, but I do not like the intro to the song. I didn’t like the beginning of the song because I just wanted it to start already. I liked the beat and bass of the track; I also loved Trey Songz’s verse on this song. I always forget that Trey Songz can deliver really good rap verses. The song itself is very repetitive but it still sounds really good in my car speakers.
” Sitting Pretty (Wiz Khalifa)”- I have had this song stuck in my head for four days now. I love the simplicity of it. My favorite verse is the first one; it’s my favorite because it flows so well. I also enjoyed Wiz’s verse on here. I hope this verse is a good example of how Rolling Papers 2 is going to be.
“Only Right (TeeCee4800, Joe Moses, YG) – This was the first single from Ty Dolla $ign’s new album and when I first heard it I instantly liked it. I liked this track a lot because it has a west coast vibe to it. It has all artists from the west coast too. Each artist that has a verse on here does a great job. My favorite verse has got to be Joe Moses. JM delivers his verse so perfect and how he comes in before is pretty damn cool.
I really enjoyed this album; there were a lot of good songs on here. It was hard to decide which songs I wanted to review here. It was hard because this is a solid R&B/Hip-hop album. Ty Dolla $ign has one of my favorite voices in R&B right now. I love when he raps and when he offers a crooning chorus. I highly encourage this album to any Hip/hop fan or any R&B fan.
West Ave. Is a new group that seems to be emerging, I have just been given a heads up on their emergence. They have released a mini mixtape called The Reel. As I listen to their latest mixtape, I am enjoying their style that they are giving off, they have some hits on this little mixtape. To me it sounds as if Future, Drake, and Rae Sremmurd formed a group together. They produced this whole mixtape by themselves! all the beats, hooks, verses EVERYTHING all done by them.My favorite songs off the album are “MicMan,” “Legendary”, and “Day 1’s”.
“MicMan” – What I like about this song is the beginning of the song. I like the simplicity of the beat on this track, its almost sounds acapella. The verses are on point on this track as well; I like how they are going with the beat too. They aren’t losing their flow at all in this song. The hook is also very pleasing to hear, and that’s always a good thing.
“Legendary”- I like this song a lot because the beat is really neat on this track. I like this song because this is the type of song you could blast on the way to the club. I could also see this being on someone’s gym’s playlist. My favorite line from this song is ” Ash Ketchum with the ho’s gotta catch em all”, that line made me chuckle a bit. The song is really catchy and that’s really good for emerging artist.
“Day 1’s” – When I first heard this track I thought I downloaded an unreleased Future track! This track got my head moving as soon as the beat dropped. The beat is nice and smooth and ominous and I love that type of track, the verses on here are really good. I like this songs a lot because its beat is pretty damn good, especially right next to the excellent verses that are being dropped.
I really do enjoy hearing new up and coming artist that are actually good. This group West Ave is something to take note of; they got beats, bars and hooks for days. I will tell you this; these guys are a lot better than half the artist I see coming up today. The mixtapes from new artist today are not really catching my attention these days like they used to. But I was given a link today of West Ave and I am glad I clicked on it to say the least. Download their whole mixtape here https://soundcloud.com/w3stave or on http://www.audiomack.com/artist/westave-2