NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE – GENE FLO FT. NEMY!!! – DO IT WITH SONG SINGLE REVIEW”

BY: MIKE MACKEY

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Artist: Gene Flo (Producer) ft. Nemy

Single: Do It With Song

Release Date: Feb 14, 2020

Buy/Stream album: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Tucked into a dimly lit booth amongst the flurry of cascading lights and sounds you’ll find the dynamic and compelling producer, Gene Flo. I caught up with Gene recently to discuss his new single “Do it with Song” featuring prominent San Diego based Rapper Nemy, which is quickly becoming a staple on every local hip hop heads playlist. Gene had this to say when asked about his new project,

Mike Mackey: “Hey Gene, how’s it going? I’m curious, what was your inspiration while creating “Do it with Song?”

Gene Flo: “I create in the moment. I go off the energy in the room. I don’t think too much and just go with the FLO. I flipped the sample and the “I LOVE YOU” vocal set the tone.”

This empyreal approach to his production style sets Gene Flo apart from his contemporaries. This sentiment was also shared by Nemy, who had this to say:

Nemy: “Me and Gene been in the lab a few times. it’s easy. Play beat, I like it, then I jump on it. Simple. He takes care of the technical.”

Nemy also had this to add, “The creative process depends on the vibe. Especially for me because I do not write. I do it all in my head. So I gotta be in a good space in my noggin to give the best work possible. This joint we did was our first session together last year. I did this joint maybe in 15-20 mins if I’m correct. We been sitting on it for awhile. What better day than Valentine’s Day to release it!”

This seamless production style compliments Nemy’s veracious subject matter of love lost, and a yearning to return to a feeling of the essence of Love.

Nemy: “So, “Do it with song” is one of those joints that most of us can relate to. Whoever has been in a real relationship has most likely experienced something like that. Many have lost “a good one’. U know?”

Nemy continued: “My message more than the subject matter in the record would be to not to be afraid to be vulnerable as an artist. So it didn’t matter what the song was. If you’re willing to take it there, “personal” I think u gotta respect it.”

Nemy’s tenacious and fervent approach to lyricism is unparalleled on this record. He crafts an ardent picture of a man who is reconciling with his past mistakes, and atoning for a love once had. Even more impressive is the fact that Nemy was able to completely improvise this record with such precision and poise. That focused work ethic is a reflection of his professionalism and mastery of his craft.

Gene Flo had this to add as well, “Working with Nemy is like working with a hungry boxer in a training session. He will not be outworked in the studio. Watch out for Nemy to be on everyones playlist all year and for years to come!”

I couldn’t agree more. You can catch Gene Flo performing “Do it with Song” and other hits at this year’s THOP Festival in Ontario CA April 4th, Nemy will be providing some hosting duties for this festival as well, he might even jump in on a feature, so keep a look out! You don’t want to miss it! Go download “Do it with Song” on all streaming services and go follow @gene_Flo and @Itsnemy on Instagram.

Thank you for reading our single 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 – “VETERANS VS ZOMBIE DRUG ADDICTS!!! – VFW MOVIE REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Movie: VFW

Main Cast: Stephen Land, Fred Williamson, William Sadler, Martin Kove and more

IMDB synopsis: “A group of war veterans must defend their local VFW post and an innocent teen against a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of punk mutants.”

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will reviewing the film “VFW” who was directed by Joe Begos. He directed the film that came out last year titled “Bliss”. A signature of Begos filmmaking is his use of bright neonish colors. He loves using purples and pinks which normally I am not a fan of dark scenery, but in this case it went with the plot. The main premise of the film is there is this highly addictive drug that makes people look like Zombies. There is the main drug lord who ends up throwing the drug off the roof and one of the fiends jumps off the roof to get it. Of course she meets a gory death and her sister finds her. In order to get her revenge she breaks into the drug lords safe and steals his last batch of drugs. This sets the movie in motion because the drug lord finds out and sends his goons and zombie looking addicts to go get his drugs and kill the girl. The girl ends up going into a VFW bar where Veterans are hanging out as they always do. They are forced to defend the girl.

The film is very gory, the action and killing scenes are very entertaining. You are rooting the whole time for the Veterans who are much older, but experienced due to having been in combat. It was very nostalgic seeing legendary action actors all in one movie kicking ass! Overall the cast and story where great! This year has started slow with providing quality horror movies. A lot of the early releases have failed to meet expectations or just fell short. From Gretel and Hansel to The Turning. I also heard The Grudge and Fantasy Island failed miserably. I was pleasantly surprised with VFW it was refreshing to finally see a horror action flick done right! Yes the plot is a bit predictable and simple, but I felt like it captivated the viewers attention. Definitely had me at the edge of my seat. It accomplished what it was set to do. I highly recommend this film. Best Horror film of 2020 so far!

Thank you for reading my movie 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 and Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue”.

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “BEAUTIFULLY ABSTRACT!!! – MILKY WAYNE X SKINNY VENY – GORGEOUS ALBUM REVIEW”

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Artist: Milky Wayne & Skinny Veny

Album: Gorgeous

Release Date: December 31, 2019

Buy/Stream album: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Milky Wayne and Skinny Veny’s album, Gorgeous! This is the follow up album to The Hideous. The album consists of 21 tracks with a running time of 32 minutes. What I love about Wayne’s production is he uses live sounds and it gives it a raw and real feel! The into track Pathetic has a sample of seagulls. I get this California beach with wavy vibes. Then you get the second track, “Lazy” which has a comedic and witty hook (this is where the hook should go!) and of course Veny spazzes out on the track! The third track is “Vary Gee” featuring Sham Blak. One of my favorite tracks off this project. The sample is crazy and you get this boom bap soul vibe.

Then you get the fourth track, “24 Dollaz” which is definitely the hit off the project. The hook gets stuck in your head and you just get caught head noddin! We are also blessed with a feature from one of the illest emcees, Scvtterbrvin. He kills his verse like always! You also get the track, “Funky Lil Bih” that has a dope funk type beat with funny lyricism. Then you get the grimey side with Smalls Uno featured on the track, “Baby Steps”. It is a beautiful project with great production! Definitely recommend giving it a listen! You can stream the project on any major music streaming platform! Go show SD Hip Hop some love! We got so much talent and Milky Wayne and Skinny Veny are two of them!

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 – “RISING CHICAGO STAR!!! – XION. INTERVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO
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Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be sharing an interview I did with Chicago rapper/singer/producer and songwriter! He goes by the unique name of Xion. His music is a breath of fresh air. His lyrics and delivery are on point! I came across his music when I went to Niagara Falls last year in October one of the lyft drivers was playing music on his Spotify and one of Xion.’s songs came on. The track is titled, “Letsgooutside”, it has this slow mellow vibe and catchy lyrics. I wrote down the song on my phone and once I got back home I googled the track and instantly began following Xion. on social media. I reached out to him to tell him I thought he was very dope and if I could interview him for my blog. He was very humble and agreed to answer some questions via email. Without further a do please read interview below and check out his music! He is a rising star in the making!

Please introduce yourself for those who might not know who you are? Where are you based out of for those who might not know.

I am Xion. I am a flower out of the Concrete Jungle. I hail from the South Side of Chicago. That’s like South Suburb-ish or South City. I rep Hyde Park now. I’m an Experimental, genre-less artist. I make what I feel and I don’t like to categorize. I’ve come up on so many different styles and influences that I can’t call myself a singer or rapper. I just make music.

Please tell us about how you started rapping and singing? Did you start performing locally? How long have you been pursuing the music thing?

I come from an artistic family. My dad rapped and my mom toured and performed as a singer. My oldest sister is an actress, making her name throughout the city. My oldest brother is an Olympian. I have a brother who can literally do it all from athletics to academics to music.

Actually, my other sister, Frida is the best artist I ever met. She inspired me to rap back in 2013 and we made a group and she built my confidence. Definitely cover her as well she’s the most creative artist out here.

Even as an artist, I’m extremely introverted and to myself. I record alone. I like to create that way. I didn’t begin performing until I started working with a Record Label that took me to a few shows maybe 2 years ago. But since then I’ve grown to love performing throughout Chicago as much as possible.

What does your name Xion mean or is it your actual name?

My actual name is Zion Ahmad Jackson. My name comes from Lauren Hill’s song Zion and how my mom was impacted by Lauren partly. I used to go by Ahmad Jammrok from 2013 to about 2016. I went through a lot of growing up and changing as an artist and as a person and when I left the record label I wanted to restart and come out as a new artist with a new, refined sound. Thus, xion.

What inspires your lyrics and music?

Honestly, if you go through my albums I feel like there’s no consistency. I kind of like it. I am so influenced by the world of music that I feel I desire to experiment with it all. However, in making albums like 1112 and Bloom, I got to really get into what I feel is most inspiring to me which is introspection. Bloom was created in reflection of the place I found myself in within myself and my relationship to other people. It’s dramatic but it’s a true story of me feeling like I had things figured out and having to fall all the way down to understand that I need to grow and bloom and start from scratch if I want to be able to love myself or anyone else. Blooming is learning to understand that you never reach completion. You just always strive to grow and get better with time.

What is your writing process when working on a song or a project? If working on an EP or album do you have a concept in mind?

I actually don’t have any consistent work flow and I’m okay with that. I write from experience and things that affect my mind in everyday life. My music is best when I don’t force it. Sometimes I can’t write at all but when I feel something, it comes to me. I have to be around inspiring people and places to create.

I’m actually in the process of creating a project now and technically there’s enough songs, but I won’t release it until I feel like the quality of the songs are what I want to put out to the world. I’m gonna let it come naturally and add sounds I feel fit. I can’t tell you the concept, but it’s nothing like Bloom.

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Who are some of your influences whether it be rappers or singers?

I decided I wanna make music seriously when I first heard Asap Rocky’s Long.Live.A$AP album and Earl Sweatshirt dropped “Chum”. Those are two people that influenced me. Frank Ocean completely is the best artist there is today in my opinion. I think Blonde is quietly one of the best works ever constructed.

Some of my other inspirations come from the Chicago scene. I think Supa Bwe & Qari are some of the greatest visionaries in music today. Meeting Supa changed a lot for me. Meeting Femdot. and hearing some of his advice changed my work ethic. Mick Jenkins inspired my voice to develop some. Trippie Redd isn’t given the artistic credit he deserves. So I think I just like a bunch of different sounds and they all come through in my art somehow.

What has been your greatest accomplishment so far in your craft?

My biggest accomplishment so far has been having “Bloom” named your “Best of 2019: RnB” list. That meant a lot to me. I’m still growing so things like that make me feel like I’m touching people. I create my own music and engineer it all at home. I’ve never been in a studio really and I taught myself mostly so it feels like the work is going somewhere.

You have put out about 4 projects, correct me if I’m wrong. What does each project mean to you and what were the concepts?

I’ve put out about 9 projects if we count the ones under other names somewhere on YouTube 😂. But each of these 4 projects have come from their own journey and show many different sides.

1223 was an album I made when I made the decision to sign with another label and restart. It was my reintroduction into music creation so I felt a need to show many different sides of myself and try to make an impact. 12/23 is my birthday so it was just an album about showing myself to the world. However, the label took much of the control in that one and rushed it so it just wasn’t an album I got to experiment with as much.

1112 was an ode to my girlfriend who makes an appearance on the track “312” and a few tracks on “Bloom” as Danii. It was a big cluster of unfinished ideas I started in high school when I met her and how the relationship developed over time. There’s 30 songs because I just really wanted to release every song I made about her during that time. Up and down. It was overall, a bit too experimental and unfinished for my liking but i was very passionate about it.

Concrete Jungle was my response to making 1112. I just spent a year making love songs and I wanted to show people a different side that I don’t think everyone knows well enough. I can rap my ass off if I want to. Don’t let the soft stuff confuse you. It was a flex.

Bloom was the most complete album I’ve ever constructed. I wrote a story and my brother and I turned it into a storyboard of tracks and song concepts. It was arranged and to show a real persons feeling and perspective in a relationship that is dying and has to bloom into something new. It’s a representation of life as a process. You don’t win or lose, you just keeping living. You find new things to appreciate about the world around you. You go into dark places and learn how to come out stronger. I’ve held in so much over the years that I broke down last year and had to fall all the way apart to begin rebuilding. It’s a journey I live by now and I’m forever blooming and growing. I used love as a metaphor, but it can be applied to anything in life. Mine came in love and life.

Any new projects we can anticipate for 2020?

I’m working. I’m always working. I have many unreleased projects even from Bloom that I think about releasing. I’ve done so many features that are coming out now. Check out some of my credits on LEEMAJ’s “Jay” album and James Cunningham’s “SEMAJ”.

I’m in the process of a few projects, but I don’t even know when they can be expected. I don’t move on a timeline. I just create as I feel and I change my mind everyday. However, a big release in 2020 is likely.

If you could categorize your lane or sub-genre of rap what would it be?

I don’t categorize myself at all. I don’t think I’m a rapper. I didn’t start as a rapper and I rap sometimes, but I go full tracks without it.

I’ve made full albums of Rock alternative and Blues and Indie that I’ve kept to myself, but I can’t say I’m any of those either. I like to play with sounds and make whatever I feel so I’m just an artist really. I have the freedom to switch as I see fit and I enjoy that aspect of music.

Do you feel it is important to listen to other types of music to inspire you to create innovative music? If so what other genres of music do you listen to?

I grew up almost entirely on Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy. I wasn’t huge on any one genre until I heard A$AP Rocky and Earl and Joey Bada$$.

I think when I started rapping it wasn’t real. It wasn’t me. I didn’t feel like my music was something I could see myself in until I was able to use my various influences to create. Then it felt more me. I’m open to anything new and I probably have picked a few things from every genre.

What is your fav rap/rnb song and rap/rnb albums of all time? Why?

Okay I literally have my list prepared. In no particular order:

Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreaks
Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
Mick Jenkins – The Waters
Frank Ocean – Blonde
Hurt Everybody – 2k47
Trippie Redd – Love Letter To You
The Internet – Ego Death
Drake – If You’re Reading This it’s Too Late
A$AP Rocky – Long.Live. A$AP
Joey Bada$$ – 1999
Gorillaz – Demon Days
…And a thousand other Miscellaneous albums I heard as a kid that I can’t remember the name of from the 70s.

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What is your favorite scary movie if any and why?

My favorite scary movie is probably The Conjuring or one of the Annabelle movies . Idk maybe that’s weak, but I watched those in a good time of life so I just enjoy them. I’m very much into paranormal movies so definitely send suggestions.

What about favorite horror tv show/s you have had and why?

I used to watch anything about ghosts or people going ghost hunting or documentaries about ghosts because I’ve had many paranormal experiences in my life so I always gravitate towards it.

If you could be any horror villain who would you be and why?

Either Samara Morgan or those dolls that turn their heads as you walk passed. Simple.

If you could create any horror survival rule what would it be?

“No. Let’s NOT SPLIT UP. “ I hate that. And then they wanna go and look in the basement alone.

Do you believe in the supernatural if so have you had any supernatural experiences you can share?

I’ve had ghosts in like half the homes I’ve lived in. I think my sister and I brought them upon ourselves though. We used to create ouija boards and invite spirits into the house which is crazy as hell. So yeah we knew spirits by name and just were cool with them being around. I don’t think we ever had any negative experiences with them except for one time when I saw a dolls head move and I destroyed it.

What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind either creatively or on a personal level?

I’m not concerned with my outside reception much. I hope I can touch people who want to figure out how to express themselves. I hope I can be a person people can learn from. Honestly though, I can only control some things. I wanna make sure I’m happy and ever-growing. I want to feel love and know that the people I love know that I love them as well. I have a very simple idea of what life is. I just wanna go through my journey and learn to enjoy it more as it goes. I’m less concerned with my destination. That’s already been decided. I’ll find out when I get there. I just gotta enjoy every part of the process.

Where do you see yourself in the next five years or what is your ultimate dream or goal?

Hopefully, I’m doing what I love. That can be a thousand things. As an artist. As a producer. On the radio. Living a regular life. A father. Anything. I just don’t wanna have regrets.

Any platforms or people you would like to shout out.
YOU ALREADY KNOWWWWWWWWWWWW! I’m finna shout THE WHOLE GANG OUT!

Hey Danii!!! I love you so much baby. You’re so beautiful If you in the Chicago area GET YOUR HAIR DONE BY HER IF SHE NOT BOOKED UP. Cuz she COLD ASLLLLLLLLL!!!! You are my biggest inspiration and support and you show me what work looks like everyday. You’re the hardest worker I know. The world is ours baby. We taking it all.

Also shoutout to my amazing family of artists and supporters. I love you Jackson 5. Mommy & Joesph too!

Shoutout to Kiayla Ryann. She finna be famous. She taught me so much about owning a craft and leading the way.

Shoutout Cram Jackson in the Wrestling world still giving them dudes that double leg CRAMMMM!!!! And still taking care of a beautiful family. He’s an amazing example of a man. Love you Raychelle.

Shoutout FridaFridaaaa! You’re gonna be famous before me. I swear. You’re my artistic inspiration. It’s already coming G!

Shoutout Khari BiZz! You can literally do anything you want to. You are excellent at everything you try man. The world is in your palms bro. CUT! CUT!

Shoutout to my best friend on EARTH. Dezmond DJ. Keep doing what you love man. You been such a support system to me man. Thank you forever bro. Check out his YouTube Channel @ Real DJA.

Shoutout to my Homiesssss!

Juicy James with the HITS. KEEP DROPPING THAT MAGIC. I see you growing everyday. You’re bound to success.

LEEMAJ! GODDAMN BRO! You up next already. I TOLD YOU THAT MUSIC STUFF IS YOURS. KEEP AT IT BIG BROTHER. U INSPIRE ME DAILY. NEVER CHANGE.

RXSHEED BE PATIENT. ITS ALL COMING TOGETHER IN ITS OWN TIMING. TRUST IT.

TY! Go for yo dreams G. It’s already yours G. You know your talent. Time to put that work in and focus on yourself. Love you sis!

Uncle Demmers, Sir KvreeM. You are a VISIONARY. KEEP NETWORKING. YOURE TALENT IS UNDENIABLE!

That’s all. BLOOM 🌺✨🙏🏾 SPREAD LOVE! Thank you.

xion.🙏🏾✨

LINKS:

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/xion/1350957327
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/17lKZYvgFfxGCdOhshwqYI?si=VBsk58yGSdKLmsyKuZqvKQ
Twitter: @Hitxion
Instagram: @Hitxion

Thank you for your time Xion it is really appreciated! Thank you to those reading this interview. 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 and Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue”.

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “OBSCURE VIBES!!! – SHRMPBOY – SHRMPBOY BEAT TAPE REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Shrmpboy

Album: Shrmpboy

Release Date: February 14, 2020

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Shrmpboy’s self titled beat tape. The beat tape consists of 14 instrumentals. One of the first tracks that stood out to me was track 2, “Spring Valley” the beat slaps! There is a dope beat switch up as well. Then track 4, called “Telefon” sounds out of this world! I got some Spaceship vibes! Another dope track is 6 “Well I Mean” has a very dope vibe and sample! The beats are a mixture of lo-fi production and boom bap instrumentals.Track 13 and Track 14 also have amazing samples with a mellow sound. I love how some of this beats have a vinyl rip sound it makes them sound authentic. Definitely check out this beat tape if your a Hip Hop head or just enjoy listening to eclectic beats!

Thank you for reading my beat tape 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 – “ALIENS ARE TAKING OVER THE SCHOOL!!! – THE FACULTY SCREENING”

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Movie: The Faculty (1998)

Main Cast: Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood, Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall and more

IMDB synopsis: “Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.”

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I’ll be sharing my brief experience at The Faculty screening. This special anniversary screening was organized by Drop the Mic that is ran by Wes and Diego. They also run a dope podcast where they discuss old and new movies from all genres. When I heard they were doing a screening for this film I was sold! The Faculty is a horror sci-fi classic in my book. It is directed by the talented Robert Rodriguez. I am a huge fan of his, one of my favorite films is From Dusk Til Dawn and I loved the series. I also love Desperado and Planet Terror! I grew up watching The Faculty as a kid fell in love with the movie. The premise was dope, it was a modern teenage version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

This film introduced actors who would move on to become A list celebrities. It was Josh Hartnett’s and Usher Raymonds first film. We also get Elijah Wood and Jordana Brewster who ended up doing their own popular film franchises (Lord of the Rings and Fast & The Furious). There are a lot of quotable lines in this film. I watched it so many times I have them memorized lol. A lot of teenage angst, you get a feel of the 90s era with the fear of teenagers doing drugs. Also the soundtrack is amazing! You get tracks from the Offspring, Creed and Oasis. This film is 90s in a capsule, you get the aesthetic and vibe of how it was back then.

Definitely a 90s nostalgic film and still one of my favorites! It was awesome to have finally seen this on the big screen since I was a kid when this came out only saw it on TV. Thank you to Drop the Mic for organizing this screening! It was an awesome event! They also had Faculty Merch that was made for this event which was very dope!

Thank you for reading, I 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 and Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue”.

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “JOURNEY THRU THE CLOUDS!!! – 18SCALES – FADE NASTY CHRONICLES VOL. 2 – THE NASTIEST ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

Artist: 18Scales

Album: Fade Nasty Chronicles Vol. 2 – The Nastiest

Release Date: December 18, 2019

Buy/Stream: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing 18Scales’ album, Fade Nasty Chronicles Vol. 2. 18Scales is a rap duo that consists of the talented emcee Ric Scales and dope Producer and emcee Ralph Quasar. The album consists of 14 tracks with a running time of 45 minutes. The album begins with a smooth prelude titled FTF. It is a dope love song that has a very catchy vibe and hook.  The production flows seamlessly. Quasar did his thing with his signature lofi and boom bap beats. His whole sound is unique and on a whole different lane. You definitely are taken on a lyrical journey. On each track Ric Scales tells us a new story or experience. You also get interludes that add sense of humor to the album.

One of the tracks that stood out to me was, “Hobby Lobbyist” it has an uplifting vibe! A more mainstream track and feel good song is, “Anything U Want” featuring Devvlov and Mandi Jo. The hit of this album is, “Captain Obvious“, seen this performed live and it goes hard! The final track I will mention is “#FuckYall“. Ric goes in and shows lyrically why he is no one to be fucked with! He has earned the respect he has! Go support the fam this project is amazing! Overall this project bumps from start to finish!

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 – “GOLDEN ERA VIBES!!! – MASTA CYPHER DEVINE & GOOMSON – SP1000 BEAT TAPE REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Master Cypher Devine x GoomSon

Album: SP1000 Beat Tape

Release Date: January 2, 2020

Bandcamp: https://modxgoomson.bandcamp.com/album/sp1000-beat-tape

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Master Cypher Devine x GoomSon’s beat tape titled, “SP1000 Beat Tape”. This beat tape consists of 12 tracks filled with golden era type beats. From boombap to grimey rap that takes you back to the origin of Hip Hop! This is my second beat tape review so hope you all dig my take on this project! One of the tracks titled, “Sequence” has a violin in the instrumental if I’m not mistaken which gave the beat a Japanese aesthetic! Reminded me of something that I would have heard on a show like Westworld. Very abstract beat! You also get a track like, “Resample” that has those famous Dj scratches and a very old school boombap vibe!

I really enjoyed vibing to this beat tape! It took me back to the golden era of Hip Hop. Back when KRS-One (Boogie Down Productions) was killin’ it and Rakim was creating complex rap as we know it! Also a bit of nostalgic feel taking it back to the 90s grimey rap like Big L and Mobb Deep! This beat tape has a lot of gems! Very nostalgic feel, recommend it to all the Hip Hop heads and as a lyricist there are some beats I could definitely rhyme to! Very dope project! Go support the fam and cop a copy!

Thank you for reading my beat tape 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 – “NOMADIC RHYMES!!! – XP THE MARXMAN & ICEROCKS – NOMADS ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO


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Artist: XP the Marxman & IceRocks

Album: Nomads

Release Date: August 31, 2019

Buy/Stream album: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing XP the Marxman and IceRocks’ album titled, “Nomads”. I had been meaning to review this project last year, but its better late than never! I came across XP’s music last year when I went to a Hip Hop show at Til Two Club where Eto and Al Divino were performing. He was one of the openers and I was impressed by his command of the stage and he had pure bars!!! I was told by an acquaintance that he was dropping a new project. I finally had a chance to truly sit down and soak in every track.

The album consists of 15 tracks and a running time of 49 minutes. You get blessed with amazing features by Big Twins, Supreme Cerebral, Hus KingPin and Roc Marciano to name a few. The production by IceRocks sets the mood and tone of the whole project. Making it a very cohesive project all the tracks flow seamlessly. The project from start to finish is like a movie moving to the next scene effortlessly. You get boombap beats to grimey and soulful! Some of the stand out tracks is the intro track, “Rain Dance“. Also the track, “Birds Eye View” that has a very inspirational feel to it! Here XP raps about his rough life and how he found a way out on his own by hustling hard! There are too many dope tracks on this project to decipher all of them. Just do yourself a favor and peep this amazing project you won’t regret it!

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” .

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