The biggest troll in music since Frank Ocean has done it again!
I keep them waiting…RED
Outer Limits (Featuring Serine Karthage) – 8/10
Drugs In The Bathroom – 9/10
A return to the usual formula of the solo A2 on the track which continues throughout the rest of the project. We’re gifted with an instrumental that conjures up daze like vibes – aptly so considering the song title. The song progresses in this daze like manner with A2 delivering his unique spin on the singing and rapping blend that’s become so common. This is a track that has grown on me over time having initially been one of the songs I found to be weakest. In fact I didn’t like the song at all at first. But time and constant listens has raised it’s standing for me making it one of the best tracks on the project.
Tell Me Freestyle – 9.5/10
The tempo gets increased here and here is the track that is still the standout to me. Having spoken to a few other’s about the track, it shouldn’t work. The instrumental is so strong it seems like it should overpower the vocals. But somehow A2 manages to keep the power of the production without being swallowed by it. On top of this A2 delivers the best display of rapping on the project on this song. It covers everything you would want him to cover in a track. He’s a man of few interviews and appearances so it’s only through the music that we get to know A2, and this felt like a very key insight into his psyche. I think here is also a good place to point out that A2 produces for himself, a testament to his multi-faceted abilities.
Versace Blue Jeans 2 – 5/10
Trade Places – 8/10
Promise aka Fee Fee flow – 8.5/10
The closing chapter and it is a very uplifting one. It is a complete change in tone to the rest of the project, Where the other tracks are dark and ominous this seems like the light at the end of the tunnel. The vibe that comes across is definitely one of celebration. Here on the only brand new track he announces that he has to “fulfill the promise, BLUE on the way like a comet”. The ‘Fee Fee’ of the tracks title refers to friend and fellow rapper Fee Gonzales who is equally unique and talented. What we get on this last track is a strong performance alongside the promise.
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