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$tar$eed – “I Am Everything” (Album Review)

Hailing from the home of the chopped and screwed, Dallas-native $tar$eed is ready to take his act from the Lone Star to the world. A unique blend of off-beat rhymes over or under unorthodox self-production, accompanied by a clever stage name. The young hopeful embodies everything it takes to become a breakout star in 2019 and we receive glimpses of it on $tar$eed’s new album, I Am Everything.

I Am Everything is a ten-track debut effort by the rising star. A collective of fresh music that introduces the world to his bonafide Hip Hop star. $tar$eed briefly describes the project using a designer drug reference, “A rap album that is something of an LSD trip combined with DMT.”

Stream I Am Everything now, courtesy of Spotify.

Confidently produced by $tar$eed, the project’s production carries both originality and self-development. Rough, rowdy, distorted, the new artist proves he has a lot to learn behind the boards but simultaneously showcases sparks of creativity with unfamiliar combinations of sounds. Among the ten tracks, the Dallas star finds himself drowning due to oversaturating, overcompensating, and overwhelming sounds. Leading to confusion on the genre the rising star is playing for, Rock or Hip Hop.

Emo rap is easily identifiable as $tar$eed style. Artistic, different, but difficult to execute. Throughout the project, it’s clear the message and attitude that $tar is eager to get across; however, he is plagued with wrong notes, screeching pitches, and indescribable wordplay. Chaos and anarchy may be his approach but his execution definitely could use some work on the next outing.

Honestly, I Am Everything is an acquired taste for most. It delivers a style of Hip Hop that is only being explored right now and not adored yet by both fans or artists. A small few are successful with the new art and still produces a disconnect with its misunderstanding content. Not to say $tar$eed’s debut is bad but it can definitely use some tweaks before the forthcoming follow-up.
Ranking: 7/10

Highlight: Concept

Follow $tar$eed on Twitter: @Mastaslabdaddy

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