Mar 14, 2016

Review: Jace Tape - @RetroJace @RetroSushi {Written by @Natural_Nation}

Last week Jace released a new mixtape entitiled Jace Tape. I had been patiently waiting its arrival after catching two tracks on Two-9's Soundcloud page.

Two-9 is a collective group based in Atlanta consisting of FatKidsBrothaCurtis Williams, and Retro-Sushi: made of CEEJ and Jace. I have been a fan of the group ever since I saw them open at a Big K.R.I.T. concert I went to last year in Philly. They along with several other artists, including Rae Sremmurd, are a part of the Mike Will Made It production company Ear Drummers. For those just tuning in, JaceTape is a good introduction to half of the talent that makes up Retro-Sushi. The mixtape showcases Jace's flow, lyrical talent as well as the arsenal of producers used to put this project together. The instrumentals are tough. There wasn't a song that I felt was lacking in the area of production. With that being said it is definitely a mixtape for the summer; windows down and the bass up high.

Some of my favorite songs on this mixtape are Call Log, JAN, The Pull Up, and Bonus Midas. Each song is strong enough to be a single on it's own, accompanied by a dope beat and Jace's seamless flow. JAN in particular stands out to me because the content doesn't quite match the beat, but it's a good thing. On this song Jace talks about the experience of being a black male in America. Typically we don't hear content like this lined up with a trap beat but Jace manages to pull it off perfectly.The Pull Up has a darker vibe, something I would listen to late at night when I'm on a mission, but not the type of mission the song talks about. The track is basically about a booty call. The song closes with what sounds like a girl getting ready to leave the house. Bonus Midas featuring Robb Banks, the last track on JaceTape comes with another hard beat and closes the mixtape out on a strong note. The track even manages to sample the popular "Damn Daniel" vine. Overall this is a mixtape for anyone who needs some of that Atlanta sound in their system. Check out JaceTape below.

Rating 4 out of 5.

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