|Jered Sanders / Verseatility|
|Add Date:||2017-07-12|| ||Pull Date:||2017-09-12|| ||Charts:||Hip-Hop|
|Week Ending:||13 Aug||6 Aug||23 Jul|
|Dan of LJH|
Jered Sanders is God Over Money’s (GOM) newest artist and with this debut album on the GOM label, he doesn’t disappoint. Dope rhyme schemes, great production and a solid variation of tempos and “feels” help create an album that is both relatable and FUNKY! If you are a hip hop fan, a trap music fan, or a fan of rhyme schemes and word play you’ll definitely enjoy this album. Although I enjoy many of the tracks on this album my personal favorites include tracks: 14 & 16. NO FCC.|
Reviewed by Daniel of LJH.
*1) 3:13 - Slow/med tempo. Muted and reverb-ed flute/xylophone and other synthesized sounds, including piano, bass guitar, drums with a hard kick drum carry the melody and verses. Music changes and builds throughout the song - dope intro. No chorus
*2) 2:37 - Med tempo. Drums, bass guitar, and various vocal samples, complete with track changes make this song SLAP!
*3) 4:01 - Slow/med tempo. Track builds from vocal samples and muted drums and instrumentation and drops around 40 seconds in. Jazzzy drums come to forefront.
*4) 1:37 - Slow tempo. Trap/Roger & Zap type beat. Heavy on the electric bass guitar and drums. Hard, truncated snare.
5) 2:43 - Med/fast tempo. Vocal and violin samples, along with heavy drums carry the record.
*6) 2:25 - Fast tempo. Musical samples, siren sounds (like evacuation type siren sounds) start this record... then the drums enter.
*7) 3:35 - Med tempo. Vocal samples, great production, horns, drums, piano (listen closely) give this record a very reflective feel.
8) 1:50 - Med tempo. Drums, and a variety of synthesized sounds take this intense track to the next level, questioning the ways we respond to the choices we make when the consequences come. SHORT TRACK
*9) 2:52 - Slow/Med tempo. Missy track, trap-style, hard drums and a crazy xylophone played in staccato fashion make this track go hard. Add to that an eerie bass guitar and dope production and this turns into a track you could ride to.
*10) 3:45 - Fast tempo. Heavy drums, bass guitar, muted piano and other synthesized sounds make this another fun track.
*11) 3:36 - Med tempo. Piano with a lot of effects added, in fact each sound in this track is almost unrecognizable, except for the drums and bass guitar.
*12) 3:36 - Med tempo. Drums, vocal samples, and horns. Sounds almost chaotic, yet, still controlled.
13) 2:48 - Med fast tempo. Crazy bass guitar and vocal samples, electric piano and drums almost make this track feel like an R&B track (close to My Pony by Ginuwine). Different instruments come to the forefront and travel back to the back of the mix.
**14) 3:06 - Med/slow tempo. Heavy bass guitar, sine sounds and a variety of background songs to emphasize the lyrics. The drum kits used give the track an interesting feel.
*15) 3:09 - Med/slow tempo. Dope use of the Winan’s “The Question Is”. Musical and vocal samples, truncated, muted drums. Bass guitar.
**16) 3:20 - Med tempo. Trap-style; piano & drums, with highly modified snare in the foreground, other musical samples in the back of the mix.
*17) 3:23 - Med tempo. Vocal samples, basic drums (OG hip-hop style) carry the melody of this record.