Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue – “Good Vibrations!!! -Chelsea Reject – This Is Not My Final Form Album Review”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Chelsea Reject (Features: Mick Jenkins, Kota the Friend, Happytree, Dirty Sanchez 47, Rokamouth, Jean Deaux)

Album: This Is Not My Final Form

Release Date: April 8, 2019

Buy/Purchase album: All Platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will reviewing Chelsea Reject’s new project called, “This Is Not My Final Form“. I came across Chelsea when I went down the internet rabbit hole searching for female emcees and recently I was listening to the late great Capital Steez. I then decided to see if Pro Era had any female emcees. To my surprise Chelsea and T’nah Apex came up on my search. I instantly began following Chelsea on social media. She then announced she would be dropping a project soon and I was hyped!

This project consists of 12 tracks that are wavy and have a feel good vibe to em’. Chelsea knows how to rock a melody and has catchy hooks that reel you in. She also brings the bars! She speaks about topics we can all relate to. From self love, anxiety, life and finding our purpose to reach our full potential.

The intro track is amazing, what a way to start off a project! It is called, “Anxiety” she talks about anxiety and about feeling the pressure to reach her full potential. She also talks about wanting a life she won’t regret. This is something we can all relate to. This song means a lot to me because it expresses how I sometimes feel. I always find it dope when lyricists write a song that hits you to the core and this is one of them!

Another track is, “Kidulthood” where she is rapping from a kids perspective, but I interpreted as her saying she is an adult who still feels she is a kid since she still trying to figure out life. From having to find ways to pay her bills to figuring out what she wants to accomplish in this life. Very introspective track and once again relatable. The music video is also amazing. If you haven’t seen it check it out on YouTube.

Another stand out track is, “Let It Go” Chelsea and Jean go in! This whole project proves Chelsea deserves the respect from the Hip Hop community. Her word play and lyricism is crazy! Every song has a positive vibe even when the topics are serious or deep. After listening to this album in its entirety I felt uplifted and happy. You can just cruise to this album or just listen to it while doing one of your daily activities.

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This project is definitely on my top 10 list so far of 2019 albums! All the songs are beautiful, there is no skippable track. It was hard narrowing down my favorite tracks for that reason. I always love seeing a female emcee who is spitting real shit and uses her gift to uplift listeners! I am a supporter for life! The artwork on this album cover is dope as fuck too!!!

Chelsea keep making music you are inspiring people and spreading positive messages through your music! As well as representing for the ladies! This project is worth checking out. Go listen to it you will not regret it. Go support this dope emcee/lyricist/visionary!

Favorite Tracks/Verses:

1. Anxiety (Intro):
“Anxiety knows me by name
Calls me in the morning sometimes just to complain
They say how you gon’ maintain if you not making no change
And my mama is a christian she jus told me to pray
But see love is my religion mixed with a little hay
But seems that chip up on my shoulder
Its turning into a boulder
Parents getting older, thought that I graduate
Congratulations it was fate and that would never change shit
Something that I had no control of
I only act like a grown up
But I am as clueless as you
For you is me
Unity all I really want in my community
You plus me
All I need, but it seems its just eulogies
And you know that your instagram not fooling me!”

2. Kidulthood:
“Thinking bout how I’m gon’ pay my bills
Never stole, but still all about that thrill
Think about the future thats when shit get real
really shoulda finished college
But I got the knowledge
And I can’t conform, can’t got back to the way that I was before
No!, that I was before
They don’t wanna see nobody grow
Introverted please leave me alone
Doper than what you got on the stove
Never let nobody take control!”

3. Amnesia (Self-Luv):
“You know my heart has been broken
But I’m still keeping it open
I’m tryna live in the moment
Noo I’m not tryna be chosen
No I don’t hide my emotions
But I’m hoping you notice me
Im still hoping you notice, Im hoping you notice 
Im writing eulogies, don’t wanna feel like you using me
Breaking up cuz ain’t no unity
Falling in love with myself
Really there should jus be two of me
I don’t think anything else”

4. Let It Go:
“I do this shit 
Cuz I’m passionate
I was chosen this wasnt an accident
momma told me finish college
gotta get them dollars think about the path you pick
Get any type? so I packed my shit
Gotta go, gotta go hit the road
Challenging everything I’ve ever known!”

5. Energy (Enemies):
“Cuz I ain’t really with the fuck shit
I’m been tryna be productive
Feel like the GOAT and I feel like the ghost
They on the way they can’t even float
Feel so far from people I do the most
All good a week ago we were so close
But they do not get me
You say you love, but then you forget me
I’m wearing black on black I’m feeling edgy
This is not my final form they ain’t ready
Extraterrestrial – extraordinary
I got the vision can see it so clearly
But I don’t think they can hear me
Sleeping on me, but that shit could get weary
Put your favorite rapper in pet cemetery!”

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!

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Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue – “Buffalo Takeover! – Jamal Gasol – It’s A Dirty Game EP Review”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Jamal Gasol (Features: Eto)

Album: It’s A Dirty Game

Release Date: October 31, 2018

Buy/Purchase album: All Platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

In honor of Throwback Thursday I will be reviewing Jamal Gasol’s EP, “It’s A Dirty Game“. This project was released last year and features Eto. I came across Jamal Gasol’s music by coincidence. I had the opportunity to see him perform live at Til Two a bar/venue in San Diego a few weekends ago. He was one of the openers for Eto’s show. I was impressed by his stage presence and dope bars!

In between intermission I saw him and his team were selling CD’s. I decided to buy this project and he was kind enough to sign my copy. We didn’t conversate for long, but I introduced myself and asked him if he was from NY, he proudly stated he was from Niagara Falls, NY! For the short time that we exchanged words I got a positive vibe! He takes his craft seriously he even shot a video in San Diego while on tour! Check it out, it’s called, “Adult Swim (Prod. Won87).” Now that is what you call dedication!

This project is filled with just pure street lyrical rap! He is accompanied by another dope rapper Eto! They both go in bar for bar! I loved the production on this album! The producers are Eto himself and mainly Vto. The track “It’s A Dirty Game” gave me Omen (horror movie) vibes to it! It’s a spooky beat with lyrical heat!

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Another track that I loved is, “Statistic” very dope track about not becoming another statistic and just striving to make it out! The beat on this track is amazing! The piano sounds like some dark classical song. Eto went crazy on this beat!

If you are looking for the grimey or gritty rap look no further Jamal Gasol is bringing that sound to your eardrums! Buffalo is not playing they are the new hub that is bringing dope lyrical talent to the forefront! Check out this project if you love real rap! Jamal Gasol is a lyricist to watch out for. He has my full attention and support! Go check out his website for merch and music: https://jamalgasol.com.

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!

Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue – “Black, Brown and Proud! – Choosey & Exile – Black Beans Album Review”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist:
Choosey & Exile (Featuring: Devaughn, Aloe Blacc, Jimetta Rose, Ishe, Fashawn, The Last Artful, Dodgr, Blu, and Ana Tijoux)

Album: Black Beans

Release Date: March 29, 2019

Buy/Purchase album: All Platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Choosey and Exile’s album, “Black Beans”. Choosey is a rapper who hails from San Diego. I had heard of him previously, but hadn’t delved too much into his catalogue. I kept hearing he was dropping a new project with Exile on the production and knew I had to check it out! For those who are not familiar, Exile is a hip hop producer, DJ and occasionally a rapper. His beat production is mellow and just a soulful vibe! He produced, “Below the Heavens” which was a project with the rapper Blu that is a phenomenal rap album!

Now to begin this review, Black Beans is an unapologetic album about being brown, black and proud! In Choosey’s case he is a product of both. If I had to compare the sound of this album I would say it is a mix of Chicano Rap and Rap. This album is filled with beautiful oldie samples, lyricism about cultural roots, family, love, knowledge, spoken word, poetry and just chill vibes! Exile brought his A game to the production and dope samples! The first single for this album, “Low Low” is a summer anthem! It perfectly captures a summer day in beautiful San Diego and Aloe Blacc’s vocals compliment the track perfectly!

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There are also witty bars in each track that describe Mexican culture from the food to poetry about our roots! I really loved the poetry/spoken word in Black Beans and Ain’t Scared. I would describe this album as a soundtrack to those of us who are either black, brown or both and are proud of our heritage and skin! This album is very uplifting and inspiring!

I copped my copy of this project the day it dropped and it was worth every single penny! I highly recommend checking out this album it is a beautiful piece of art! The transition between songs were seem-less, each song blended together in the perfect order. This is an album where our culture is represented in a positive way and perfectly encapsulates both brown and black lifestyles or at least offers a glimpse. Choosey created a timeless project that encourages self love and to be proud of where we come from!

Favorite Tracks/Verses:

1. I Did
2. Black Beans
3. Ain’t Scared
4. Brown and Beautiful

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!

Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue – “Sometimes Dead Is Better! – Pet Sematary Movie Review” SPOILERS

BY: GABY MORENO

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Movie: Pet Sematary

Release date: April 5, 2019

Main Cast: Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz and more.

Brief synopsis from online:

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing the movie “Pet Sematary“. This film is a remake of the 1989 version under the same title and based on Stephen King’s novel. I am a huge fan of the original film! I was a bit skeptical when I heard it was being remade. Honestly this is one film I did not think needed to be remade. Yes it is a bit cheesy, but for its time the acting, practical effects and character development was on point. The movie was dark and touched on topics of death, life after death and ghosts from our pasts that sooner or later get you if you don’t deal with them.

For those who have never seen the original film or read the book here is a brief synopsis. The movie is about the Creed family who moves to a small town in Maine due to Louis Creed being a Doctor. His family consists of his wife Rachel, daughter Ellie, son Gage and their cat Church. Their daughter wanders off into the woods behind their new home and sees there is a pet cemetery. They have a neighbor named Jud Crandall who has lived in that town all his life and  befriends the Creed family. Early in the film Church gets ran over by a semi truck. To get to the point Jud shows Louis the Indian burial ground to bury Church. Unbeknownst to Louis the cat comes back from the dead, but he is not the same.

Then moving to the climax of the movie Gage is flying a kite. Louis is not paying attention and his son heads towards the road and is killed by a semi truck. Louis is filled with grief and ends up digging up his son’s body and buries him at the burial grounds that resurrected Church. Needless to say Gage comes back from the dead, but something far more sinister than his son comes back. I will leave it at that go watch the original film to know what happens next.

The remake switches up a few things. The actress who portrays Ellie in this film was not charismatic. The actor who played Gage in the original had more charisma! This remake also lacked character development. They focused more on the jump scares and eeriness of the movie. I could care less what happened to the Creed family in this film. Also Victor Pascow had more lines in the original film and served as a narrator to guide Louis. In the original film Victor also served as a warning to the demise of Louis’ family. In this remake he showed up, but barely had a purpose.

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A few spoilers where this movie differentiates from the original film is their daughter Ellie is the one who is killed by the semi truck. In this film Zelda who is Rachel’s older sister that suffered from spinal meningitis death scene is different. In the original Zelda starts having convulsions and chokes to death. That scene from the original film was far more creepy and haunting. Still one of the creepiest scenes in that film. In this remake her death is caused by Rachel sending up food through a dumbwaiter and Zelda tries to get the food and falls to her death inside the dumbwaiter with her body twisted up. I feel that death scene did not make any sense given Zelda was bed ridden and due to her current state would have not been able to drag herself to the dumbwaiter. Major loophole in my opinion. There were a few other changes, but those were the one’s that stood out the most.

Overall I was not too impressed with this film. As the tagline says, “Sometimes Dead Is Better” and this remake would have been better off dead (pun intended). Maybe I am just too close minded and clouded by the love I have for the original. The film was NOT horrible it just did not live up to the hype. The only cool thing that was different than the original was the mention of the Wendigo, the Native American legend. As well as the cat, he was my favorite character in that movie lol. I don’t recommend this movie to be seen in theaters. I would save my money and if you are bored on a rainy night stream it once it is released. I recommend viewing the original instead though. Stephen King has a cameo in it and it has a darker ending!

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!

Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue – “Journalist Ternt Rapper!- Rob Markman – Write To Dream EP Review”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Rob Markman (Features: Kirby Maurier)

Album: Write to Dream

Release Date: July 28, 2017

Buy/Purchase album: All Platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

In honor of Flashback Friday I will be reviewing Rob Markman’s EP, “Write to Dream”. It is no secret that Rob Markman is one of my favorite journalists. He inspired me to start doing this journalism thing! He stands out from his journalistic peers because he asks unique interview questions and is very knowledgeable about who he interviews. He truly shows he has love for rap and the Hip Hop culture. I hope one day to be a great journalist as he is! Rob is also the Head of Artist Relations at Genius. He has come a long way! In 2017 Rob Markman released his first EP, “Write to Dream”.

The EP consists of 8 tracks that are very introspective about him growing up in a violent neighborhood and having to survive it. Throughout the EP he shows how some people doubted his vision about releasing this project. Rob Markman holds his own in this project and proves he can spit! This project definitely earned him respect in the rap game. I had no doubt that he would put out a dope project!

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  1. Last Night – I love the guitar instrumental. It is a great way to start off the project. This is a deep track about him living in a neighborhood that is filled with violence and how he almost got shot, but he survived! He raps about how this incident made him realize he has a right to dream!
  2. I Don’t Wanna Wait – He continues the theme about living in a neighborhood where not everyone is lucky enough to make it out and live out their dreams. This is a very introspective track, he talks about what he saw growing up in the streets. From drug fiends, gang violence and PTSD.
  3. Fredo – This track pays homage to “The Godfather” where two brothers turn on each other. He also speaks on how sometimes the closest people and family turn on you!
  4. Khalifa’s Callin’– This a funny interlude where Wiz Khalifa is laughing that Rob wants to rap and even asks him if he knows what it takes to release a project.
  5. Benz For My Bday – This track is a banger! Rob talks about how he wanted a Benz for his birthday.
  6. Jason’s Lyric – I really loved the sound of the rain and thunder in this track! This track pays homage to Biggie’s Somebody’s Gotta Die. This track proves that Rob has the ability to tell a story lyrically!
  7. Writer – This is hands down my favorite track on the project! It is a very inspirational and motivational track. He speaks about going against the grain by following his dream and vision and believing in himself! He spits bars and earns his respect lyrically!
  8. This Mornin’ – This track loops back to the intro track. He explains how not getting shot allowed him to live out his dreams and be one of the successful stories/people to make it out of his hood by working hard and staying driven to achieve his dreams! Very emotional track where he spits about how some of his closest friends have died and didn’t get to reach their full potential. This song reminded me of the quote from my favorite movie, “The Saddest Thing In Life Is Wasted Talent!”

Rob put out a solid EP for his first round! He conveys a positive message throughout the project which is that we all have a right to dream! This project dropped about 2 years ago, since then Rob announced earlier this year that he is working on his next project,”It’s 2 Late At The Wake!” He mentioned in an interview earlier this year that this next project will be a continuation of the same concept from this EP. The main concept is that we have to follow our dreams before it is too late. By the time we die it is too late, so start doing things you want now!

I can’t wait to see what Rob brings next musically. I will continue to support both his career as a journalist, emcee and whatever he decides to dive in next creatively! Do yourself a favor and check out this project if you have not listened to it yet, you won’t regret!

Favorite Tracks/Verses:

1. I Don’t Wanna Wait:

“Couple shots close range, I think God intervened
Same corner I seen needles in arms of a fiend
Same corner I seen teens bear arms for the green
Same corner I seen kings die for a dream
Somethin’ like survivor’s remorse
So when I hit St. Paul’s, make the sign of the cross
Word to Wallace and the solace that I find in the lord
Found God ’round the time Al died in the Bronx”

2. Writer:

“This the warm up, the game ain’t even started
I’m just pennin’, I swear I could go harder
It’s just me, I swear I’m the only writer
I’m the Ol’ Dirty Bastard, my style ain’t got no father
I’m beggin’, father, it’s spirits with their lyricism
Couple Caspers in the game, we need an exorcism
If they sleep, get ’em out their bed then
Linda Blair with these verses, make their head spin”

3. This Mornin’:

“Wrong place, wrong time, anyone could get it
And this movie that I’m in, coulda ended like Menace
I thank God that he saved me in the edit
And stopped my baby from cryin’ at the credits
Woke up this mornin’, layin’ in bed
Thinkin’, “Shit, if I ain’t duck, man, I coulda been…”
Wouldn’t be here now, spittin’ this gospel
If you ain’t in a box, then everything’s possible
My man used to spin ‘fore they shot him to death
Coulda been Esco, he coulda been Flex
Know a crackhead who rap, coulda been X
And a dude with a handle who coulda been next
Fuck the shoulda, coulda, woulda, I’m gettin’ it now
Nightmares of my peers that’s dead in the ground
This is all I ever wanted, and everything I worked for
Penny for your thoughts, I just knew my words worth more
And I don’t even know what hurts more
To get it and to lose it, or don’t get it at all”

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!

Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue – “Storytelling Through Different Lenses – Soulé – Mental Substitution EP Review”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Soulé (Featuring: A.Wood, Jay.T, Itsonlyha, and Deano Miles)

Album: Mental Substitution

Release Date: March 31, 2019

Buy/Purchase album: All Platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Soulé’s EP, “Mental Substitution”. Soulé is an emcee from Miami, Florida, but she is from Panama. I first came across Soulé’s music through Instagram she popped up in my feed and I clicked on her page. I heard a few clips of her spitting some bars and I was impressed. I always get super hyped when I see a dope female emcee who can rock the mic! In the era where the mainstream “female rappers” use their physical appearance to sale records (with exception of a few) it is a breath of fresh air to see Soulé use her lyricism and storytelling to stand out!

I saw an interview of her on YouTube where she explains a bit about this EP. She is soft spoken and I get a vibe she is a humble person. She explains the title of the project, “Mental Subsitution” was purposely chosen since she tells stories from different perspectives besides her own. I think that is a dope concept. Soulé is a talented lyricist and has a true gift with words. Also her cadence when she raps is completely different from what she conveyed in the interview. She seems shy, but once she is on the mic her confidence can be felt in her flow and lyrics are full of emotion.

The first track on this EP is, “Inequality Pt.1“. This is an amazing track about a black man going in for an interview and speaking on the stereotypes he has to deal with. As well as him facing struggles that the interviewer can’t even imagine or relate to because he is not black. The second track is, “Devine Edges” which use the same beat Joey Badass used for the song “Waves” in his 1999 album by Freddie Joachim. I love this instrumental and Soulé’s storytelling fits perfectly with it. This song is about a girl who is dealing with a guy who still has feelings for his ex. In the second verse it is a guys perspective about a girl who knows he is cheating. It is a really deep song!

The third track is, “You Know It” is a very soulful track. This track features A. Wood and he goes in as well! This track is filled with real wisdom I will just leave it that touches on different subjects. Another one of my favorite tracks off this project. The fourth track is, “Meditate” which has a mainstream type sound, with the bass that knocks! Honestly one of my favorite tracks because it shows off Soulé’s versatility that she can still spit wisdom with a trap soul type beat!

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The fifth track is, “Control” which has the recognizable sample of Embassy Row by Dominic Frontiere. This is an introspective track where we see a bit of Soulé’s mind state. It shows Soulé’s vulnerability about finding herself and purpose. As well as being cautious who she allows to be close given there are snakes who pretend to be friends. I really loved this track I can relate to it! The last track on this project is “Fatherless” which is a song that speaks on the perspective of a girl who grew up without a father and how it affected her life. Another really emotional and deep track!

This EP gave me the old school mixtape vibes where rappers would use their favorite rappers beats and rap over them. I mean it still happens, but it’s been awhile since I listened to a project like this and I enjoyed it! There will definitely be beats on here that you will recognize or internet Producers that you will be familiar with like P. Soul and B Young. Also the features were not overdone and Soulé still shined on the tracks where there were features!

This project will definitely be on rotation. It is dope to see an upcoming female emcee who has a lot to bring to the table. I can also tell she has respect for rap and the Hip Hop culture. The way she interprets a story through lyrics reminded me a bit of J. Cole, Nas and Kendrick Lamar. I do not like comparing artists, but she reminded me of them a bit.

I can see Soulé accomplishing great things! I think it is dope that she speaks on relatable topics that most of us can relate to. She is definitely making music that is timeless and that will bring her longevity in her career! Soulé has my full support! Keep representing for the ladies and the storytelling lyricists! Definitely check out this project you won’t regret it! Go stream it, buy it or share it on social media!

Favorite Tracks/Verses: (It was hard to narrow it down)

1. Devine Edges:
“You know what, when was the last time you seen your ex
Not what it seem to be, but the proof is all in the text
You know the one where you wishing that she was still here
So how you think I feel knowing that you still care
Why you couldn’t just tell me this on the day we met
Why you told me you over her but you never left
Why you tell me you love me when we be havin’ sex
Why you tell me to let it go but you won’t forget
Why you claiming I sneak around all the time but yet
All your messages deleted whenever I check
All this time I was sneaking maybe that shit? was true
Now I guess it hurt me now to see the real you!”

2. You Know It:
“Loyalty is divided between the world and god
So understand when we sinning for feelin’ fall apart
I wonder why we continue promoting living
With unforgiveness, internally broken
Degradin’ women
Rap lyrics get counterfeited
For attention and riches
Ni**as get to switchin’
Burning bridges
Eventually they lose ambition
Too many yearning for the fast life on television
All for the recognition
You spitting lies and they support you with love
I spit the truth and know I will get judged!”

3. Meditate:
“All of the time I would think about would I ever be what I choose
Absolutely what’s the use of me making up an excuse
She don’t understand, he don’t understand well enough like I do
No idea, iso, iso, plotting on the next move
On my own, I rather be alone
Away from all the noise and in my zone
Deep inside the thoughts of my drone?
Way beyond the ordinary dome”

4. Control:
“Writing verses, but a side of me was worthless
Trying to figure out my purpose
And be cautious who I worship
But we only view the surface
And praise who get the furthest
And stick around potential just in case they get some service
A few will be for certain
Even ones who go to churches
Pretend as if they perfect
Like the lord don’t know what dirt is
If you are Black American they clinching on they purses

The ignorance be hittin like the truth in scripture verses
But aside the universe is
Could clearly be concernin’

The ones you thought were closer turn to hate you over earnings
But it all be part of learnin’
And I heard it’s really worth it
One won’t? appreciate the best if you don’t know what the worst is!”

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!

Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue – “You Got The Juice Now! – Bubu The Prince – With A Splash of Joose EP Review”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Bubu The Prince (Features: Eto, Big Twins (of Infamous Mobb), Boxcutta Maxx and Hexx Luthor.)

Album: With A Splash of Joose

Release Date: March 22, 2019

Buy/Purchase album: Bandcamp/YouTube

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Bubu The Prince’s EP, “With A Splash of Joose”. Bubu the Prince’s bio and come up is a bit of a mystery to me. I recently heard of him through another dope emcee Smalls Uno who shared a post on instagram that Bubu was releasing an EP. I heard a few snippets and I was sold. The album consists of 9 tracks, that include an intro, “Juice” interlude and outro. Enjoyed the concept and the sprinkled clips of the Juice movie. It gives you that 90’s gritty rap vibe. As I researched a bit about Bubu I can really see Big L is a huge influence in his cadence and lyricism. As a Big L fan myself I enjoyed hearing this sound coming from an emcee from my city of San Diego!

The intro track, “Balboa” sets the tone!!! I am always proud to hear spanglish hardcore lyricism! The second track, “Murdaville” is pure dark lyricism! It is one of my favorite tracks. The production and beat is eerie and hook is dope! It is a braggadocio track, but Bubu proves that he is no one to fuck with lyrically! Also if I’m not mistaken Bubu includes a scene from Narcos at the end of the track.

The third track, “Negocio$” is another amazing track. It features Eto and Hexx Luthor. Eto shines as always on this track. His raspy voice stands out and his effortless flow fits the track perfectly. Bubu holds his own as well. Hexx joins in and lyrically assassinates the track. Another one of my fav tracks off this project.

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Another track is “Pull Up“, Bubu show off that he can really spit and the beat goes hard! He shows his gift and once again proves he is an ill emcee. In this track as many of the others on this project Bubu rhymes in Spanish and English!

I really fuck with this album! It is amazing to hear the old school 90’s New York gritty sound from a San Diego lyricist. The reason I really loved this project is the raw lyricism, the venomous and murderous rhymes. Of course I am a little biased the fact that he is from my city. He is reppin (858) Balboa Ave aka San Diego!

I am excited that the NY gritty/grimey sound is making a revival! Artists like Mobb Depp, Big L, Biggie, Wu-Tang and Gravediggaz were some of the pioneers. I am glad to see that their legacy continues to bleed into newer artists and younger generations! I am also Proud that Bubu is bringing that sound to San Diego! Other emcees playing a big part in the revival of this sound is Eto, Crimeapple, the Griselda crew of course just to name a few. They are bringing that raw lyrical and grimey rap!

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To finish up Bubu The Prince is a hypnotizing performer and engages the crowd! I got a chance to watch him perform this past weekend at a Hip Hop show at ‘Til Two’ in my city of Daygo where Eto was the headliner! It was a memorable show to say the least. He has this confidence about him that is infectious. I see him doing great things in San Diego and worldwide!

Bubu has razor sharp lyrics and his ability to rhyme in two languages is dope! Definitely got Bishop (Juice) vibes when listening to this EP! Proud to know this rapper is from San Diego, Clairemont 858 to be exact! Spooky season continues with another dope project! Check out his EP! Stream it, buy it, just show support to dope emcees so they can continue to bless us with dope music!

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!

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