BY: GABY MORENO
Artist: Che Noir (Features: Benny the Butcher)
Album: The Thrill of The Hunt
Release Date: February 22, 2019
Buy/Purchase album: All Platforms
Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,
Today I will be reviewing Che Noir’s, “The Thrill of The Hunt” EP that was released earlier this year. I came across Che’s music a bit late, but nonetheless so excited I came across her. She is a lyrical beast! I have said it and I’ll continue to say it female emcees are killin’ the game right now! A brief backstory as to how I came across her is I was listening to a track on the project, “The Trust Tape 3” by 38 Spesh. She is featured on a few tracks. The one I heard first is called “Trust” and she bodied her verse. I was like who is that?! So I looked in google and found out she had dropped an EP earlier this year. Without even hearing a track I purchased it on Amazon. All I have to say is those 7 tracks are straight fire bars! No skippable tracks they all go hard! They are very cohesive and the production was perfect. The beats selected go with the grimey vibe and match her killer lyrics.
As mentioned above there are 7 tracks with a running time of approximately 25 minutes. This project is more of an introduction mixtape to make waves and proof she should be respected lyrically. This EP has a mixtape vibe since she used beats from Nas (NY State of Mind), Biggie (Can’t You See) to Fabolous (Breathe). Those tracks are legendary, but she poured her heart out in each verse and delivered! She also touches on very relatable topics from having to choose music over friendships to using her full potential to shine in this rap game. She is from Buffalo, NY and is proud to say it anytime she gets in her rhymes. She has great cadence and passion in her delivery.
She is set to drop a continuation EP to this series titled, “The Thrill of the Hunt 2“! The new project is set to drop on June 7th. I know she will continue bringing murderous verses and I am excited! I am glad she did not overshadow this project with features only Benny the Butcher which is to be expected since they are running with the same crew and representing the same city. Also the artwork on this EP is dope loved that she used the greek Goddess Artemis since she is the goddess of the hunt matches her concept of the album. Che definitely kills what she hunts!
I have my eyes on her and can’t wait for what she brings next. She has great potential. Definitely one of the illest emcees that is up and coming! She has my undivided attention and support! Go listen, stream or buy this EP if you love real lyrical hip hop!
1.Buffalo State of Mind
Thank you for reading my review. Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz and Facebook!