SINK OR SWIM 1
OKNICE - "IM HERE BUT IM NOT"
Starting with “My greatest fear is probably being alone” and ending with “God is just a kid with a snowglobe in his hands, and he’s been shaking it a lot lately.” this tape hits the heart in more ways than one. With production from Deergod and Hex as well as being mixed and mastered by, Andre Mariette at Timbral Studios, this tape is solid AF. The 9 tracks with a combined time of about 25 mins, oozes confidence and heavy lyricism. Oknice is a real emcee and I will gladly give this project a big fat SWIM. Take a listen for yourself and I’m sure you wont be disappointed. Check it out now and lemme know what ya think;
ACE MCCAIN X LIL XELLY - "EASY"
With a heavy sub, guns popping off at the transitions, and lazy bars, this is 100% a party song. I enjoy it but I don’t know if I vibe enough to give it a swim. I felt Ace McCain and Lil Xelly both had cool bars but the recording wasn’t cohesive at all nor did the bars or cadence impress me that much. Compared to their other work I wouldn’t send this to my friends as a discovery track. Check it out now and lemme know what you think;
TAMANI JOY - “ITGETSBETTER”
Itgetsbetter is a very interesting and refreshing tape I was blessed to have roll across my desk. With soft melodies matching the soothing voice of Tamani Joy, I enjoyed the whole tape. The first track “Lets Go” showcases what the tape will be and by the time “It gets better (IDEKA)” ends, you’ll be wanting more. The only things I’d complain about is the second track (I just didn’t vibe) and the length because I WANT MORE!!!! Check it out now and lemme know what ya think;