Singer/songwriter | Actor | Senior Editor for Nowhiphop.com | Artist Relations for Now Hip Hop ™ Records | Fashion & Indie Artists Promoter that will to go through the ups and downs in life to achieve his goals and no matter what trials he may face he will never stop. So try and get in his path you will get ran over and he will not be turning back. Inspiration and creativity is all he has and that's all he needs. He will help his fellow independent artists and keep us entertained anyway he can. His honesty and criticism is needed in this world. I'm not here to make friends. I'm here to get you talking.- Ti Tye
”I’M NOT HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS. I’M HERE TO GET YOU TALKING.”
- A Black Boy With Thick Glasses
Before I get to my review I have to point out that I’m surprised how many tracks I liked but with that said there’re a lot of tracks I just wasn’t feeling. I am not an easy person to impress when it comes to Hip hop and music in general. I met Mickey Dapper via twitter I never heard of this dude before. I don’t really follow any underground rappers but this is one guy imma get my eye on. Now lets get to my review its about to get real.
Side Note: I put a check or an x beside each track( A check means I liked it). Out of twenty-two tracks I only liked ten tracks and out of those ten only three was my favorite.
This is one of those mixtapes that has its highs and lows. When it was high it flew but when it was low it crashed and burned. One thing I can say about this project is that its true to the streets and the artist wasn’t just rapping all the time. He was actually saying something which is something you don’t expect from mixtapes these days. Its expected to be all about the money, drugs, the streets, and women. Track fourteen (Throwing Money) wasn’t just about the money is was about not being afraid of being successful and not being afraid of showing it.
There’re two mistakes artists always make time and time again. Not being vulnerable and over explaining. rappers think if they show their vulnerabilities will make them soft but if truth is if you show it will be venerable ( Respected ) . The other blunder they make is over kill or over explaining the story. I know they your trying to paint to picture for the listening to see but you have to learn how to pull the listeners in and keep them there, keep them on the edge of their seat, but don’t keep them on the edge so long that they jump of the edge without you getting to your point or the climax.
After listening to this rapper spit on each and every track I feel like I know him. Which is one of the most important thing about a mixtape or an album. The listener has to feel like he/she knows you on some level which how you get a fans. If they can relate to your story you most definitely have a fan. Track eleven ( Interlude #2 ) and ten( Dear Playboy) is the realest tracks on the entire mixtape. M.D didn’t sugar coat anything he told you the real and he did care what you think. Which means you should never hold back on any track.
To wrap this all up, this is one artist to keep a look out for. He’s only going to get better and better. M.D has the word play of 50, he’s actually rapping about something, and he’s real. People can relate to his story and his grind. This artist isn’t doing what everyone else is doing and that’s like a breath of fresh air. I see you bruh!!
“I’M NOT HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS. I’M HERE TO GET YOU TALKING.”