CULTURE, MUSIC

NAV

Nav //. producer from Toronto

If you’re not a fan of Nav then I don’t think you should continue to read this blog post -yikes!

I’m going to be completely honest when I sayĀ I’d never really heard about this guy other than when he was on ‘beibs in the trap’.

For those that don’t know, Nav is signed to the Weeknd’s XO label [pretty obvious if you ask me] and he’s definitely right at home over there.Ā NavĀ has the whole ‘xan, lean, coca, shooters, can’t feel my face’ talk down to a T! But on a serious note, the production is very slick from start to finish and the emo vibe is present on all tracks but in a haunting kind of way and I like that.

I think for a first releaseĀ Nav’s done really well. My only criticism is that for me,Ā the albumĀ felt to short but in reality it was 11 tracks deep. Anymore, and it might have seemed like it was dragging on.

IĀ  find it strange when people say this guy doesn’t have wordplay… I’m confused as this guy right here has wordplay and a flow so I don’t wanna hear of read about that nomore. Also, many reviewers have called his content repetitive.Ā I think all rap fans need to acknowledge and keep in mind that rap music is new a new era and has a broader demographic now. So for some it will be repetitive, while for others, this is exactly what they’re doing so feel right at home listening to it. ThereĀ are also people like me who just like to vibe and Nav’s music is a decent vibe.

Overall, I like this dude and will be keeping a lookout for his next project.

 

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MUSIC

CARDI B

CARDI B //. *red barz*

cardi needs to rap over more beats like this. the beat is cold. I think this might actually make it into my car [might!]

in terms of lyrics and flow everything sounds good for this track but I think cardi needs more time to establish her rap style and work on her delivery.Ā I don’t think rapping is something that comes naturally to cardi but it’s obvious she has a passion for it and as a music consumer I can appreciate that

what I did like about the video is cardi’s choice of clothing. it’s nice to see a female rapper putting out music fully clothed and not half naked. i think this isĀ definitely going to change some peoples perceptions of cardiĀ  in terms of her being taken more serious as a credible artist. now I’m not saying she wasn’t credible before but in a world where sex sells, cardi clearly chose to opt for the covered upĀ lookĀ and drop real bars

finally, very cheeky of me to say butĀ i would like to know whether offset [migos] had a helping hand with this track.. no i’m not trying to discredit cardi’s lyrical talent [disclaimer; i did not mention ghost writing] but what i mean is, i’m wondering if offset is helping cardi in terms of maybe mentoring her, kinda like biggie did with lil kim and jay z did with foxy brown….just a thought

[to all my illuminati conspiracy theorists, yes i do believeĀ they are gettingĀ cardi b ready toĀ take over nicki minaj’s spot – lol]

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