Reviews: Blac-Out – Various Singles
Hip Hop/Rap artist Blac-Out is bringing his southern style rap to the masses with the release of his new mixtape. He combines unconventional elements with hot beats, and creates songs that capture the interest of the listener and gets them to pay attention to what he has to say.
“Maybe If” mixes the instrumentation of an orchestra with a hip hop beat, which catches the attention of the listener immediately. Blac-Out then comes in with his gruff style rapping, which unfortunately is drowned out by the background music. This makes it a bit difficult to hear what he is saying throughout the song. But the beat is catchy and Blac-Out is a talented rapper, which makes up for the drowned out lyrics. The song “Feel It in the Air” starts out with a shrill voice singing and a eerie trumpet blast alongside a funky beat. This is a bit of a strange combination, and the shriek-y pronunciation of the word “air” in the chorus is a tad irritating. But Blac-Out’s voice is stronger in this song than in the last, and it isnt overpowered by the accompanying instrumentation. “Galaxy” begins with the hiss-ad-pop sound of an old record playing, which gives the song an old school feel. There is also sped up voices singing, sounding like chipmunks– this type of effect is also featured in Blac-Out’s other songs and by this point is a little tired. If he is looking for a unique and intriguing element to add, he should come up with something fresh and not seen on his other tracks. But despite this, the beat is hot and catchy and Blac-Out’s rap skills are on point. He speaks of important subject matters too– urging black men to become better husbands/boyfriends and to be more involved fathers. This gives the song a deeper element, and is something listeners can relate to.
Blac-Out is a talented Hip Hop artist who has good rap skills and great ideas for unique aspects to add flavor to his songs. While he needs to be careful of having similar sounding elements, he is well on his way to having great songs to move up the rap charts. With a little fine tuning, Blac-Out has the potential to bring something new to the genre and will have fans wanting more.