Demo Reviews Vol. 67


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Hi there! Welcome to another edition of “Demo Reviews”. You people sent me your music to critique and that’s exactly what I do. You asked for this. I am not responsible for you’re fragile ego so please take what I say with a pinch of salt.
I’m not accepting demo’s at the moment so please don’t send me any. When I am, I will announce it. You will have ample time to submit , just not anytime soon.
Anyway, the reviews work like so: I write a paragraph or two about the song then arbitrarily rate it 1-10 in these categories:
Production
Vocals
Listenability
Originality

That’s about it. Let’s peep this weeks batch.

Artist:Elephant is the?
Song: Ricky Bobby


This is one of those songs that has a personality but everything else about is pretty hard to sit through. The rapper has good presence and good voice. He’s not great at rapping but those two qualities can carry an mc. The beat, however, is really bad. Not only does it just sound cheap and flimsy, it’s literally annoying to listen to so. That high pitch sound in particular is super grating.
Production:2 out of 10
Vocals:5 out of 10
Listenability:3 out of 10
Originality:4 out of 10

Artist:Norkus
Song: Veisalgia


I don’t mind this beat at first. I like the ideas it tries to pull off later in the track but I just don’t know if it works particular well. It sounds too cluttered. There is certainly good ideas in it though. it just needs the execution to be ironed out a little better. The rapper is pretty average. He’s just kinda there. He doesn’t have a commanding voice that asks for much attention.
Production:4.5 out of 10
Vocals:4.5 out of 10
Listenability:4.5 out of 10
Originality:4.5 out of 10

Artist: Second Class Citizen
Song: Here comes the sun


This is a good mixture of old trip hop sounds with a much more current sounding instrumental music. The drums hit like some old 1998 shit but the sample and synth work is definitely not trapped in the past. I like it. Not a ton of stuff happens it but it stands as a song very nicely. Well done.
Production:7 out of 10
Vocals:n/a
Listenability:6.5 out of 10
Originality:5 out of 10

Artist: Microphone Jones
Song: The Prestige Ft. Fast4ward & Mike Boogie


This beat is well made but, musically, kinda corny to me. It makes sense cause the song is corny. I’m willing to bet this artist has a song or two that would be more up my alley but they choose this one. Emo love joints…not my thing. The rapper is decent enough but, you know, he’s rapping about love and crap. But, like I said, the beat is well done and I can’t front on that at all. This song is more for girls and there’s nothing wrong with that…but I am a man.
Production:5.5 out of 10
Vocals:5 out of 10
Listenability:4.5 out of 10
Originality:4.5 out of 10

Artist: Noumenon
Song: Spasm


This title is fitting. It’s spazzy. It’s also kinda just one part with a few subtle layers. Not much too this and the main part isn’t exactly enjoyable. I always wonder when I hear tracks like this. How they even got finished based of that one main part. It’s just not even remotely a strong enough foundation to build an entire track off of.
Production:4 out of 10
Vocals:n/a
Listenability:4 out of 10
Originality:4 out of 10

Artist: Worshiprr
song: Visually arresting god


This is music that makes me feel like I’m simply too old to “get” it. Like, to my ears, this makes no sense. It’s a long drawn out build up to a whole lot of “who cares?”. It’s too tinny and , tonally, it just seems off.
That said, I bet there are a bunch of people in their early 20’s who think I’m crazy for saying all those things.
Production:3.5 out of 10
Vocals:n/a
Listenability:3.5 out of 10
Originality:5 out of 10

Artist:Luggage benFM Oxen
Song: Cherokaa PArks Ft. Doug Mule


This is kind of J-zone-ish to me, beat wise. The mix is a little bass heavy. Turn the bass down and Turn the drums up a little. So, you know, the beat is almost good.
The rapping is entertaining but not that great. I do love the old basketball references. Vocally, there are high points and low points. it just feels uneven. admittedly, that could be cause the beat makes it seem that way.
Production:4.5 out of 10
Vocals:5 out of 10
Listenability:5 out of 10
Originality:4.5 out of 10

Artist: Mister Yo
Song: You’re wide open


So there’s a story behind this. A couple months ago someone sent me this to make fun of in my “This week in ridiculous rap” column. While I could have, i felt it was more bad than ridiculous. Then, i get this submitted for demo reviews, assuming it was the same dude playing a joke. Turns out it wasn’t. It was the actual guy. Weird. Anyway, this sounds like it was recorded over a burner phone and , while the rapper does say some funny shit, he can’t rap…at all. Like rhythm is NOT the dancer on this one. Points for being a total weirdo though. I do give it high points for listenabilty though cause it is kind of fascinating.
Production:2 out of 10
Vocals:3 out of 10
Listenability:6 out of 10
Originality: 4 out of 10

So, what do you think?

7 thoughts on “Demo Reviews Vol. 67

    • That would explain why it’s so good.
      I think I know why people do that. One of two reasons
      1)To see how I review music by artists who have some cache
      2)To try and trick me into dissing some somewhat known artist.
      Either way, it’s fucking annoying and I wish people would stop with that bullshit.

      • In Demo reviews vol. 66 there was a Saba song . He and Lucki Ecs) is also quite well known…Has worked with Chance the Rapper and Mick Jenkins for example…

    • says only 500 people have been to their page and their logo looks like shit. Could’ve been them that sent it I think

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