Basically I will listen to and give my opinion on three songs. I will go over the good, the bad and the ugly of each track. I will do my best to give constructive feedback.
Von June featuring Zoelifejean "Cry Me A River"
The Good: I loved the flow and the sound vocally. They spit and their bars rhymed for the most part. I enjoy it when bars rhyme, even if it's false rhymes. It sounded good and the adlibs weren't all over the place.
The Bad: I didn't like the production. It sounds like something a producer can easily do with basic software and just pick out whatever sounds are loaded in there and put a track together. I prefer an organic track. If there are samples, that's even better. The Ugly: Nothing about this song was ugly. I don't think it sucked. The track might grow on me if I hear it enough. It does sound like stuff that's playing on the radio these days but I'm just not feeling the production.
Overall I can rock the song on one of my radio shows or live spotlights. I'd give this song 3.5 out of 5 stars and possible airplay.
Hollywood YSA "Hollywood"
The Good: The song is dope. The vocals, the production, the flow, everything was dope. If Fat Beats was still open, this is the type of rap you'd find in there.
The Bad: If I had to point out something bad, not all of the bars rhymed. It's not that bad though. There were some false rhymes in there but I'm cool with that. Unless you're being critical like I am, most people wouldn't notice it.
The Ugly: There ain't no ugly. The track is dope.
Overall I love this joint. I can rock this on the radio, in clubs and live revues. I give this joint 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Slick Banger "The Forest"
The Good: Dude has a really nice flow with a lot of energy and passion.
The Bad: The production. It sounds like something Kraftwerk played around with in the 80's but decided not to use. It sounds futuristic in a dated sort of way.
The Ugly: The only ugly thing about this song was the production Now if the producer actually sampled Trans Europe Express, this joint would've received at least 4 stars.
Overall I really like the guy's style but I absolutely hate the production. I give this 2 out of 5 stars.