On Wax: 21 Savage Review, ‘Sadity’ with Chief Keef, & NBA YoungBoy’s ‘Kick yo Door’
CDOT HUNCHO RELEASES “SADITY” WITH CHIEF KEEF
This week, Cdot Honcho recruited Chief Keef for a track called “Sadity.” What came from this track was nothing but energy— so much so that Honcho didn’t entirely need Chief on this song. Although, it doesn’t hurt the track, it does show the importance of a feature in today’s state of hip-hop. If you haven’t heard the track yet, be sure to check it out:
NBA YOUNGBOY RELEASES “KICK YO DOOR” MUSIC VIDEO
This is one rapper who is strong on releases, but often doesn’t get as many eyes as he deserves. NBA YoungBoy releases a music video for his track titled “Kick Yo Door,” which is a gritty reality of images depicted within the lyrics. YoungBoy brought us here for a track, but this time made sure our eyes never left the screen.
SPOTLIGHT: J HEART
Releasing his track titled “Can’t Get Enough,” upcoming rapper J Heart doesn’t fail when capturing the imagination of his listeners. Moving as one with the beat, J Heart comes forward with a familiar style, however, turns it fully into his own. This is one artist you have to keep an eye out for, and if you haven’t checked him out…look no further:
REVIEW: 21 SAVAGE’S I AM > I WAS
Coming in as the number one album for the second week in a row, which we could’ve predicted since he has been the most talked about rapper. After releasing I Am> I Was, conversations of the best album of the year began to surface. So, taking another look at the album and considering the rest of the year, it may be true. 21’s album is the depiction of what is exactly real and honest. Throughout the album, he is open and emotional with sensitivity and vulnerability, yet when it is time to go back to the 21 we first met, he does so without hesitation. His ability to switch between these emotions, considering how the album flows, makes it appear as a more likable body of work rather than just another album. Also, one thing to highlight about the project is the features and their roles within the album. With features from Offset, ScHoolboy Q, and even Carlos Santana, there were two that were the biggest standouts—being J. Cole and Childish Gambino. You would think these two separately would be enough to grab your full attention, yet the album still focuses on 21’s story. Therefore, no matter who the feature is, they still take a backseat. I Am> I Was is 21 in full control without any regrets. As a whole, this is genuinely a really good album.
Until next time, it’s On Wax.
-Dyllan E & Hiram