REVIEW GAMES #1

REVIEW GAMES #1 submissions received 11/14/18 YOU SUBMIT WE REVIEW WE RANK 1-10 Revews? Feedback? Personal Opinion? Love? It's all here. Remember: Rankings are based on the reviewer's experience and opinion, and the submissions are essentially a random set of songs. Rules and Info Round 1 = Submissions 11-20 Round 2 = Submissions 1-10 ________________________________________________________________________________ ROUND 1 Reviewed by First Born Art WINNER! 1.Quil $mith - Wanna Dance

@Aquil_Smith

Logitech z213 Speaker Review

While Listening:
Quotables on quotables.I really like the effects on the adlibs i feel like they could of been turned down and or panned.Entertaining lyrics and beat and not to many overused similes.The repeating and slightly chopped vocals at the end at as a nice outro for the track.

Real Talk:
  • Keep expanding on this sound
  • Work on vocal mixing
  • Defiantly has replay value



2.Fenrir & ├śLSO - Pink Dildo

@fenrirpierru


Logitech z213 Speaker Review

While Listening:
Just looking at the title i thought this was going to be some based freestyle:This whole concept is genius.This is the first time i knodded by head to any Cardi B vocals. Love the random sound fx especially the one at 1:14 before the hook comes in. I could definitely see this in one of those “Trappin In Japan” mixes on youtube.As a Narduwar subscribber i appreciate the vocal sample at the end.Love the kicks along with the faint bass guitar in the back from the sample.

Real Talk:
  • Would replay
  • Love the sample
  • The fucking cymbal crashes hard
  • Dope track overall
  • The vocal sample from the interview at the end could of been at the front of the track

3.Mike Love - The West
@MAJAMikeLove

Logitech z213 Speaker Review

While Listening:
Raw ass lyrics for a freestyle.Flow was on point.Love the slight delays in the back .The feeling i get from this track is some Funkmaster Flex type shit like he throws on the beat and you go in.

Real Talk:
  • Turn down vocals
  • Vocal inflection could of been a little calmer
  • Freestyle skills are dope
  • Would of liked to hear the beat ride out after your rapping
  • Would replay

4. Jordan Taylor - Drippy

@realjordanT

Logitech z213 Speaker Review

While Listening:
Soon as i saw the title and the CashmoneyAP credit i was kind of already knew what kind of sound to expect.As the song progresses it exceeds my expectations from the verses to the mixing.The autotune is a nice touch and i appreciate it because it isn't to much.Lyrics are on point and detailed while the flow is nice too.

Real Talk:
  • I like the verses more than the hook
  • A song the ladies would definitely love
  • Engineer needs to take out your breathing before your next line
  • Catchy as fuck
  • Would replay
  • Quality mixing

5. GNOSIS - ALABAMA

@GNOSISMUSICK
Logitech z213 Speaker Review

While Listening:
Was expecting another Bones/Grief guitar type beat but the percussion drop,use of sounds and ending caught me by surprise.Beat is like a mix of Grief and Flying Lotus with the guitar and chiptune melody that sneaks in and out.Did this young man just say “heard Playboi Carti that boy’s really bumping” ? .After a couple listens i find singing along “so mesmerizing,talk to me Verizon,I can touch the MOOOOOOON” .The first couple bars i didn't really care for as the song progresses i start to like it more.

Real Talk:
  • The singing/harmonzing things works more for you than the rapping it helps people remember the song easier to
  • Work on hitting those notes better
  • Keep experimenting with vocal mixing
  • Has replay Value

6.Westside Deus - HXLLXW TIP$

@justmichaelshit

Logitech z213 Speaker Review  

While Listening:
Moshpit worthy track right here for sure. i hope you was performing this in that pic for the cover art. Imma underground baby so i appreciate the Raider Klan hieroglyphics for the song title. The Flow switch at 1:02 and 1:56 til the end is dope and hypnotic. I like the second hook with the slow down effect before

Real Talk:
  • Dope track but i wouldn't replay it
  • The last hook is offbeat just a tad bit
  • Keep working on your vocal range for these type of beats
  • Could of went harder vocal and lyrical wise
  • The fading vocals at the end had me like what the fuck but leaves me wanting more which is smart
  • Vocal mixing needs mix but i guess thats apart of that “florida underground sound” ?


7. Farris Gamo - GhostFace

@trefarris


Logitech z213 Speaker Review

While Listening:
Nice flow and lyrics.Is that a Chrono Trigger sample??.The flow switch when the kicks come in is very hypnotic.Love the bridge and shit talking towards to the end.Dope rap name too.

Real Talk:
  • Work on vocal mixing to take out the peaking in your vocals
  • The “AWW” adlibs were unneeded or atleast could of been turned down
  • Wouldn't replay

8. TRk - Invites

@_TheRapkid


Logitech z213 Speaker Review
While Listening: This is the first time i heard “flabbergasted” in a song.Love the vulnerable lyrics.I wish there was more vocal inflection to go with the vulnerable lyrics.I like how you let the beat ride for a second after the first verse.


Real Talk:
  • Flow needs to be polished
  • Work on vocal mixing
  • Add more vocal inflection
  • Love the vulnerability but try not to use similes in songs like this
  • Great subject matter
  • Nice ear for beats


9. Young $a - First Born Sin

@YoungSA___


Logitech z213 Speaker Review

While Listening: I saw “First Born” and i was amused. Moshpit worthy track for sure. Nice experimental and eerie beat. I Couldn't make out much of the lyrics due to the mixing and the whispery vocals .I wish the vocal velocity went up as the beat progresses.

Real Talk:
  • Work on vocal inflection
  • Work on mixing
  • Do more flow switch ups


10. RELLGRAMZ - GRAM IT UP FT. TUBBZ
@RellyzWorld1600

Logitech z213 Speaker Review

While Listening:

Love the beat it's nice and experimental for something barely pass the 2 minute mark. Defiantly a chill stoner player type of vibe.


Real Talk:  

-The gram it up vocals could of been repeated til the percussion stopped to have the lyrics to the hook memorized

- Work on vocal mixing
- Wouldn't replay





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ROUND 2 Reviewed by Lurker Beats
WINNER!


@alphabytemusic

Vintage speaker review
While Listening: 
   Tag says ‘conscious rap’, I hear vinyl static and a rhodes, a sample comes in…  hell yeah love it.  Very deliberate line delivery, exceptional variation in the vocal phrasing; works well with that stripped-down beat.  I feel like I’m in the 90s in the best way.  I’m hearing you turn you turn your struggles with depression/mental illness/drugs into beautiful art.  Truly, I just enjoyed listening to this, and I will leave it there. 
Real Talk: 
-Alphabyte DELIVERED on the promise of conscious rap.   
-impeccable ‘produced on vinyl’ sound.   
- @RHYMESAYERSENTERTAINMENT you heard this shit?!  Put him on!


@sorryxmusic
Vintage speaker review
While Listening: 
   Starting off with some guitar with delay.  Autotune and reverb vocals come in, really fills up the room.  Beat comes in hot, delay added to the vocals.  I am hella into this sound aesthetic.  Lyrics are sad, melancholy; fits well with the effects.  The autotune has 1 note active that shouldn’t be.  Mids-only vocal bridge to a full range vocal bridge.  Back to the chorus, to another verse to those mids-only vocals.  Overall, the sounds all work very well together; the vocals work with the beat and the effects work with the vibe.
Real Talk: 
-The fun part of me says “More reverb!” , but the analytical part of me says “Less reverb” 
-The song has a message that comes through in the lyrics, the effects, the beat; from everywhere. 
-The beat/sound/effect structure of the song seems referential to other artists. 
-I want to hear more from SorryX


@Hendrixhosea
While Listening: 
   I am vibin with those intro sounds.  The mix of autotuned and not autotuned vocals was a damn good choice.  Lets the 3 word lines sing mixed in with some rapping.  “Shots what you took right?  Right?!”  Not entirely sure what that means, but it sounds like some real shit.  The bass in the beat comes through great.  “In the greeeeen, know what I meeeaaan, yuh” A+ line right there.  Bangs.  The song is simple in structure, verse-chorus repeat, and has a lot of creative effects/editing/production choices.    
Real Talk:  
-If you aren’t recording with the autotune active, I would give that a try.   
-Vocals could be slightly more on time, but the main issue for me what that it was nonstop rapping, little to no time with the instrumentals going. 
-Top notch lyrics and songwriting.  Imma have a few lines from here stuck in my head today.



@OloyeColdman  
Vintage speaker review
While Listening: 
   What a sound!  There’s a choir sound with some hard vocals and I’m into it, it’s fresh.  Lyrics are intellectual and the rhymes are choice, vocalist has a bit of an accent and it slaps.  Oh that autotune chorus is lit with the piano.  “I’m just tryna make a naaaame!’ dope, love it.  Great overall sound, the mastering is choice.  Ohh we’re getting a hella interesting flow with some autotune after the 2nd chorus, transitions nicely into another chorus after.  The vocals in the outro are killer, forreal.  Overall, this track was fire.  
Real Talk: 
-This sound is fresh, and the song is radio-play ready. 
-Clear and powerful message with the lyrics, Coldman really showing off his bars here. 
-The piano sound is a bit bland, but everything is interesting and else makes up for it. 
-Show me some more!  I had a great time. 



@keguziouija
Vintage speaker review
While Listening: 
   Sick intro sample; I’m ready let’s go!  Very smooth beat there; chilled out chord progression.  Wavy shit, it’s a vibe.  This song so far is an ode to various kinds of pills, and I like how the slightly slurred vocals reflect that.  Ooh that’s a nice transition with all the vocals effects.  Flow switches up here BXCKSTXB is really handling those silent parts in the beat.  Back to the hook over just the melody, then we have a nice synth take us out.
Real Talk: 
- ”popped a pill” had a unique vibe and a cohesive message; paints a clear portrait of the artist’s experience 
-Those kicks hit hard and the bass is thick through my speakers 
-There is some room for the vocalist to improve on their rhythm/timing.  This would improve the quality of the track the most. 
-The sound aesthetic is on point between the beat, the vocal cadence, and the creative choices.




@braindeadbilly
Vintage speaker review
While Listening: 
   Tags say ‘chill, autotune, sad, rap’.  This is accurate.  The slow delivery of lines is choice, but rhythmically the beat and the vocals aren’t together so much.  The sound is great though, with the bells and lofi synths and thicc autotune, especially those harmonies.  2:05 we get a major switch up in the flow and sound.  The rhythm seems to have improved by this point in the song.  “Why you never show no love” is a great sounding line.  Good choice with how much it’s repeated, its a dope hook.  Overall, I love the sound, but the rhythmic issues overshadow it some.
Real Talk: 
-The beat needed a much tighter rhythm from the vocals.  I can imagine how good it would sound, but I’d like to hear it too. 
-The choices of effects and samples are all cohesive and create a unified sound aesthetic. 
-The basic structure of this track is a winner formula for sad autotune rap.


7- *+nightrider+* (prod. Jouce Money)


@thefuegogang
Vintage speaker review
While Listening:
   Starts out with a smooth beat, like some Notorious BIG shit with 2018 synthesizers.  Massive sound on those vocals.  I dig the atonal aspect of the vocals; major spooky factor there.  Long verse follows.  Turn the vocals down and the beat up just a little bit maybe?.  Great vocal effects with the delay and reverb.  The adlibs sound like they’re from space- dope.  Back to the chorus towards the ends.  Synth and bells outro.  Overall, I like the pairing of the spacy, sorta off-key vocals with the smoothness of the beat. 
Real Talk: 
-Work on that timing some; I wanna hear the syllable and the snare crack together more often.   
-Highly effective choice of sounds and use of effects.  Quality could be improved, but the art is there. 
-Vocalist has a 10/10 voice.

@TribEch0
Vintage speaker review
While Listening: 
   I love those sounds in the intro.  Lovely.  Loud, angry vocals come in with some interesting rhymes.  When the verse comes in, and reverb is added to the vocals, it gets lit.  I am into this spooky/wavy/heavy vibe a lot.  Man, that beat is heavy stuff I love it.  Some of the lyrics don’t make a whole lot of sense to me, others are straight fire. Like  “Suspend the writ of habeas corpus/turnin’ babies to orphans” is Fire.  I actually like that ‘eeny, meeny, miney, mo” part.  Creepy as fuck but it works for this song hella.
Real Talk: 
-The use of certain racially charged words makes me uneasy, cuz IMO the vocalist sounds a bit white.  Of course I can’t be sure, though.  Make sure you aren’t using words that don’t belong to you, either way.   PSA: You can't tell someone's race by their voice! (updated 13:21)
-Dope sound aesthetic.  Yelling angry reverb vocals with creepy synth samples really works.  New vibes, evil vibes, cover art works with it too. 
-Vocalist can improve on timing/rhythm some.  Follow the hihat on the fast flows.




9- Veyo - Innuendo (prod. rickiebanzo)

@itsveyo
Vintage speaker review
While Listening: 
   Hella downtuned sample to start us off.  The rhymes in the chorus seem somewhat forced; like ‘Nintendo’ and ‘innuendo’ is a dope rhyme, but ‘I got sauce like Nintendo’ doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.  It’s a nice sounding chorus if not for the lyrical content.  The autotune is very classy, not too little not too much.  The verse gives us a few different flows, and the variation keeps it interesting.  Back to the chorus again before we get an instrumental outro.  The intro-chorus-verse-verse-chorus-outro works great for a <3min track.
Overall, the melody of the beat was lit, and the vocal phrasing, particularly on the chorus worked well with it to create a chilled but upbeat vibe.
Real Talk: 
-The overall sound/song structure is solid.  Could use some finessing, but you have a formula that works here.
-The subject matter of your lyrics needs work.  I wanted hear less about “no cap, snap, sauce, bag, strap, slap, etc.” and more about your first-person experiences.
-Your fast flows could be slightly tighter with the rhythm, but overall the vocals and the drums hit together.




@guapo814
Vintage speaker review 
While Listening: 
   Vocals come in at 0:01, always a nice surprise!  Ice Mane Jugg feature on point, comes in the first verse.  Some nice delay on the vocals, interesting flow.  When Young Gaupo’s vocals come in, I notice that his vocals are way louder than Ice Mane’s vocals and the beat.  Got some yelling-sorta vocals with some dirty ass ad-libs that I’m pretty into.  The volume differences cut into the listening experience, I can see what they’re going for though.  At 2:39 the vocals and the beat are mixed better, and it sounds pretty good there.  Overall, the track is a cool idea, but the mix sort of killed it for me.
Real Talk: 
-If you made it so I could hear the beat and vocals clearly and improved on the timing some I would have liked this song. 
-I like the lyrics and the pop culture references.  Fits well with the mainstream music market today. 
-I’m all for low quality/lofi/low budget production, but you gotta find a sound that still works in its own way

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