NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “FROM LA TO NY!!! – XP THE MARXMAN – CONTINUA A SPARARE (KEEP FIRING) EP REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: XP The Marxman

Album: Continua A Sparare (Keep Firing)

Release Date: April 20, 2020

Buy/Stream: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing XP The Marxman’s new project, “Continua A Sparare (Keep Firing)”. The full project was entirely produced by the New York legend Roc Marciano! XP continues to keep the gas on the pedal with no sign of stopping! One of the hardest working emcees with quality music! Always representing for LA (San Fernando Valley to be exact). I was looking forward to see him kill the stage at the THOP fest earlier this year, but then the whole quarantine happened so we will have to wait! I have seen him perform once in SD and he commands the stage!

This project contains 6 tracks with a running time of 17 minutes. XP has also been dropping visuals consistently as well. He just dropped a video for the main single of this project, “The Have Nots” about a month ago. The music video was directed by the talented emcee I Suppose. The video takes place in an apocalyptic world due to the Rona quarantine as XP raps in a Hazmat suit! Very dope concept! The production on this project is grimey and has that NY sound complimented by XP’s signature raspy voice. All the tracks are dope. One of my favorites is, “Get Paid” as a horror and Wes Craven fan the first line stood out to me, “Wes Craven is safe haven/Ya ain’t never coming close to what we call sacred!” There are other horror references in the other tracks like, “No Idea” he mentions Hannibal Lecter. So horror fans will enjoy this as well. Go check out this project you won’t regret it! Support dope emcees!

Thank you for reading my EP 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 on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “IN THE SPIRIT OF ERIC DRAVEN!!! – HANZO BLADEZ – BIRDS OF PREY EP REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Hanzo Bladez

Album: Birds of Prey

Release Date: May 20, 2020

Buy/Stream: Bandcamp

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Hanzo Bladez’ debut EP, “Birds of Prey”. The intro is hard as fuck with a clip from The Crow movie. It definitely sets the tone for this grimey project and the theme! The EP cover is dope as well, there is a graveyard with a mic, the crow and hands coming out of the grave! The EP consists of 7 deadly venomous tracks with an approximate running time of 22 minutes. Hanzo self produced some of his track, but also features production from Enels and Iron Lungz. One of the stand out tracks to me was, “The Feared One”! Hanzo goes in bar for bar and the beat is crazy with the dope scratches and sample.

Then there is the following track, “Drum Machine” with a more melancholy beat as Hanzo raps about legacy and making music with the greats! This project brought me back to that 90’s grimey rap. It is a very nostalgic EP. It’s great to continue to hear this sound being nourished! From top to bottom this a great body of work. It is a very dope project. Go check it out and support that lyrical grimey Hip Hop!

LINK BELOW TO HIS ALBUM:

Thank you for reading my EP 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 on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “CRUISIN’ MUSIC!!! – 60 EAST – THE FREEWAY SERIES VOL.3: TRAFFIC JAM EP REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: 60 East

Album: The Freeway Series Vol. 3: Traffic Jam

Release Date: Feb 6, 2020

Buy/Stream: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing 60 East’s latest EP, The Freeway Series Vol. 3. 60 East is a dope emcee, founder of THOP fest that takes place twice a year in Ontario, CA. He is doing a lot for the Hip Hop culture and keeping it alive and well in his city! He just dropped this EP at the beginning of the year. The production on this project was done by the talented Curtiss King. The EP consists of 6 tracks with a running time of 16 minutes. It is a perfect soundtrack to listen to on your way to and from work or just to go cruise to!

The first track after the intro, “Tuesday” has a very soulful oldies vibe that I loved! 60 East talks about all his doubters and his struggles trying to make it in the music biz . He rap how all the lessons he learned got him to the top! Also keeping the balance of being a good father and following his dream. Very inspirational track. Another track is, “The Blues” his speaks about the music industry and how it’s not all unicorns and rainbows like they make it out to be. Some artists unable to handle the pressure and give up or commit suicide. Realest track I’ve heard in a minute! My favorite track tho has to be, “Sleep Talk” featuring A-F-R-O who is an amazing emcee. 60 East goes in with his braggadocio bars! Favorite bar: “The head honcho/Pulling up to your condo/It’s a murder taking place like OJ in the Bronco!” All the tracks are dope on this project from top to bottom. Go check it out! Support dope Hip Hop!

Below is 60 East’s link to his album:

Thank you for reading my EP 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 on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “THE MAIN EVENT!!! – BOXCUTTA MAXX – FEDOR VS. CRO COP EP REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Boxcutta Maxx

Album: Fedor Vs. Cro Cop

Release Date: May 5, 2020

Buy/Stream: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Boxcutta Maxx’s latest EP, “Fedor Vs. Cro Cop”! This is Boxcutta’s 4th project of 2020! The kid is grindin consistently and putting out quality music! He dropped Machismo at the beginning of the year, then Greatness and even a beat tape! Maxx is part of the Spookygang crew and is bringing the heat! This EP is only four tracks long with a running time of approximately 8 minutes. As Maxx said it himself this is not just music it is art! The track “Draco” is something else, the organs in the beginning give it a grim sound! Maxx bring his elegant bars as always! Then the track “Shit Kickin” goes hard! My favorite intro line, “you can lose it all over greed!” This is another solid project, don’t sleep go peep it!

Below is Maxx’s link to his album and new music video!

Thank you for reading my EP 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 on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue

 

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – "EVOLUTION OF A WOLF!!! – RUSS – SHAKE THE SNOW GLOBE ALBUM REVIEW"

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Russ

Album: Shake the Snow Globe

Release Date: January 31, 2020

Buy/Stream: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Russ’s album, “Shake the Snow Globe”. This is his third studio album following up his last release Zoo. In this album he seems more acclimated to his fame and more happy than his last. In this album Russ has evolved. He has production from different producers which in the past he normally produced all his beats and minimal features. This projects he has dope features. He has Benny the Butcher which I wouldn’t normally think he would do this type of music. Then you get Rick Ross and Devin the Dude. The album consists of 14 tracks with a running time of 43 minutes. He raps about his life in the rap game and how he has accomplished a lot. He raps what he lives which is rare for rappers these days.

You still get the normal Russ braggadocio and the typical melodic R&B tracks. Definitely his sounds is a bit different. It is most likely because he had different producers this time around. At first it took awhile for the project to grow on me, but now I love it! My favorite tracks are Nighttime, All To You, Guess What, Patience and I Thought You Got Me. I really loved that Russ showed another side to Benny he went in on the track I Thought You Got Me about betrayal by someone you love. He also has a track dedicated his mom which is dope! Then the bonus tracks are the singles Best On Earth ft. Bia and Civil War. Which of course are bangers! Definitely recommend checking out this project.

Thank you for reading my album 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 on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue” .

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “THE ACID ATHEIST!!! – SCVTTERBRVIN – ACTIVE PSYCHO ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Scvtterbrvin

Album: Active Psycho

Release Date: May 1, 2020

Buy/Stream: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Scvtterbrvin’s album, “Active Psycho”. Scvtterbrvin is originally from San Diego, but I believe he currently resides in NY. This album was inspired by Basketball and Grafitti. This album features really dope production from Spookygang’s OG Milky Wayne to Kheyzine, Gabonano, al.divino and Scvtterbrvin himself. This project is a lyrical masterpiece with that grimey boom bap sound we all Hip Hop heads love! The first track, “Isolationism” grabs you instantly the piano on the track is crazy! Kheyzine killed it on the production!

Scvtter’s delivery is deadly it bashes your skull! Every chance he gets he reps his city of San Diego! The album consists of 10 tracks with an approximate running time of 20 minutes. Scvtterbrvin has mastered his craft and this project is proof! He paints a picture with his lyrics like Michelangelo! The entire project is dope with hard hitting beats and ill lyricism! I love my city, we got pure talent! Go support local talent and real Hip Hop! Link below to cop the project since this will only have a digital release via bandcamp.

Thank you for reading my album 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 on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “JAZZY VIBES & SAX MELODIES!!! – DEVVLOV AKA SMOOTHLOV – SAXUAL ERUPTION ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Devvlov aka SmoothLov

Album: Saxual Eruption

Release Date: May 8, 2020

Buy/Stream: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Devvlov’s album, “Saxual Eruption”. This is not necessarily a rap album, but I had to review it as a music fan in general. Devv is a dope musician that hails from Oceanside, CA. If you’ve seen him perform it is an otherworldly experience! Not only does he play the keyboard, he has a very soulful voice! This project is more of an instrumental jazzy masterpiece. If I’m not mistaken he collaborated with other musicians Curtis Brooks on the Saxaphone and Kevin Ryan contributed to the music on the tracks.

The album consists of 26 tracks with a running time of 34 minutes. All the tracks are amazingly beautiful, but the stand out tracks for me are: Smoothlov, Steam Creme, Breasy, Maytrix, Agua Melones, Bluumdale and Gud Gud. If you are a fan of the saxaphone or smooth jazz this is an amazing body of work that you will enjoy vibin to! From top to finish the melodies are captivating and soothing! I am a huge Terrace Martin fan and this reminded me of him sonically mixed with some Robert Glasper. Definitely check out this mixtape/album you won’t regret it! Support local talent!

Thank you for reading my album 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 on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “DEATHMATCH RAPS!!! – BIG CAE – LEGENDS NEVER DIE EP REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Album: Legends Never Die

Release Date: April 27, 2020

Buy/Stream: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Big Cae’s new EP, Legends Never Die! This EP consists of 5 tracks with a running time of 9 minutes. It is a short project, but it leaves a lasting impression! Big Cae switches it up a bit and mixes it up with heavy rock influence. You can tell this album was inspired by WWE from the rhymes, samples to the instrumentals. It is a project that will get you pumped at the gym or if you need that adrenaline rush to start your day! Recommend this project to those who are wrestling fans or if you love a mix of rock and rap! Go check out the project!

Thank you for reading my album 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 on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue” .

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “DEEPER THAN RAP!!! – INDIAN K – DUALITY 2 EP REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Indian K

Album: Duality 2

Release Date: April 22, 2020

Buy/Stream: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Indian K’s EP Duality 2! This is the sequel to his first EP by the same name. Indian K once again created a flawless body of work. The EP consists of 7 tracks with 19 minutes running. It is a very inspirational project. You can bump it while you work out, chill or just need to be inspired. The first track is “2019” where Indian K spits he is following his dreams and knows he is gifted. He ain’t waiting around he is going for it! The second track is, “Figured It Out” which is one of my favorite tracks off the project. Indian K experimenting with his vocals as he melodically sings the hook. Another standout track is, “Dreams to Reality” where he raps about how he made it this far thru all the struggle. K raps a poetic masterpiece!

Another dope track is, “For Her” which is a different sound than K usually does. It is more of an R&B track ft. 1up who kills it on the vocals! Very smooth and catchy track to vibe to! K ends the project with his favorite saying, that also happens to be the name of the track, “Go Win”! It is a very inspiring track that he dedicates to his supporters, the struggle, the journey and the hustle! If you haven’t listened to this project, do yourself a favor and peep it! Spookygang! Sky High Krew!!!

Thank you for reading my EP 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 on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue” .

 

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