Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Solo - Federal Nightmares (Stream + Review)

DMV artist Solo is back with his much anticipated project "Federal Nightmares". I got the chance to listen to it a week early and liked how the tape was packaged, it's still room for growth for him, but he has a buzz in the area and many ears so with that being said it's all about the growing and developing process. 

The album cover shows the situation that he has been faced with a couple years ago and of course it probably haunts him everyday, "jail" isn't fun but it does allow you to think about life, so when you get out, ain't no going back appreciation thats the plan. 

Solo takes on the classic Jay Z "Guess who's back" twist produced by Dolan at least opening the project (Watch the video), stating in my opinion, that he's back and here to stay with goals, ready to build his buzz back and compete in the music movement here in the DMV.

The project features a few artist with some buzz also locally, Lil Grim, 2 Hype Mike, at least Money and Atlanta's Skippa Da Flippa along with a few quality producers make this project well respected on paper. 

Dolan starts the project off strong with the "Intro and Brand New". "Hoodlum" gets a lil personal for Solo with a strong feature from Grim, I like that track a lot .. Of course i'm searching for the street banger/club/radio ready track and I think "DeSean Jackson" ft 2HypeMike is one of them, but I think thats for the people to choose, its a standout track for me, ill say that.

Mid project we get to the Skippa feature, i'm not gonna fake I was ready to hear it, so I did. It was solid kinda expected more but Skippa did his thing so at the end of the day the feature did what it was supposed to do so i'm not mad at it.

Track 8 is dedicated to his Mom and also gives you a personal vision of some of the struggles Solo has and is dealing with along with the things he plans to do to make things get back right with his mother. "Necessary" is the track that he speaks out to fake friends and more, I know if you are one of the people you feel what it is, and how its made Solo cold but also speaks out to his team of people who did for him, making his appreciation known.

The conclusion is dedicated to the time he spent in jail and what he's learned, and plans from here on .. Ill probably be playing DeSean Jackson over and over, I think this project was to get a lot off of Solo's chest rather than make a hit record, like he did before he went in, we know he is capable so just take a listen and hear him out! -PATisDOPE 

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