Undies reviews MellowHype's debut CD "BlackendWhite" Out Now.
MellowHype - BlackendWhite
Available: OUT NOW
Review By: Undies
I'm sure that you have heard of the phenomenon called Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All or odfwgkta as they are
more commonly known as. This crew has been taking the worldwide hip hop scene by storm and have been referred to by some as the new Wu-Tang
Clan, I donít agree because to me the Wu was the best thing since alcohol mass production, however all in all the group is recognised and are
doing some revolutionary things to the game. MellowHype is composed of Hodgy Beats on vocals and Left
Brain on the production. This is their second release named BlackendWhite and I guess in an ironic kind of way the groups
title describes the album perfectly. Too tell you the truth I didnít like this album that much of the first couple of listens but after a couple of
spins the deranged lyricism and sometimes crazed bass heavy minimalistic beats really started to grow on me. Opening with the sparse atmospheric
Primo Left Brains laid back production complemented by Hodgy's stoner-esque flow later slowed down in the beat really starts to be something
you can vibe too, bringing the mellow side of album. The obscure lyrics about finals, weed and skeleton elephants just seem to work.
The album steps it up with the furious GunSounds with the heavy bass line and repetitive sample. It seems to be more of a braggadocio anthem
that is one of the better songs on the album. Brain is one of my favourite tracks on the album with the chilled piano keys which seems to fit
with one chilled relax beat and one hyped crazed track formula. It features Domo Genesis who seems to out rhyme Hodgy on this. The
hook and the track talks about how music is basically their life and their place and I guess with this track itís true. As I said earlier I didnít
like this album when I first listened to it but there are exceptions. One of these is 64, which to me is ridiculous heavy synth, back and
forth drums complimented completely by the seedy flow of left brain. These tracks are where Odd Future excel and why they are loved. The hook is
furious, lyrics are crazy and alleyway beat is just something you would listen to cruising down the street looking for a fight, lines such as
ďleprechaun hexagon I transform decipticonĒ and ďmy bedroom's Jerusalem and I'm Judah suck on my messiahĒ makes me realise what all
the fuss is about. I canít explain why itís good but it is?
It does drag on a little and doesnít have the same passion as works like Tyler The Creator'sGoblin does but it really grows
on you so I suggest giving it more than one chance. The albums most interesting track is probably Right Here, it has a charismatic
delivery and a beat that reminds me of a Little Brother type beat which I didnít really expect but itís a nice change of pace and the
lyrical delivery picks up half way through the song which shows the groups versatility. I didnít really like the song I Got A Gun
although only due to the beat, and the hook is very annoying lyrically, the song's insane and of the best on the album.
F666 The Police is def the second best track on the song, great beat, hard hitting lyrics. Tyler The Creator steals
the scene like he has become accustomed on this track due to insane lyricism and controversy. It shows why these guys are liked, they rap well, they
are passionate and they say what they like. I am a big fan of this album and suggest if you are looking for something different, something slightly
insane and great rhymes go pick this up but give it a couple of listens because it definitely deserves your time.
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