Grimace's debut mixtape| Kali Kush - 21

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  1. RetiredAccount
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    RetiredAccount Big Time Stuntin Like My Daddy

    Apr 28, 2020


    This is my first mixtape, 21. I started writing some of these lyrics seven years ago on a notebook in social studies class no beat in mind. This mixtape isn't perfect, its raw, the mixes are DIY, and I recorded some parts on the iPhone mic. But this, is my first project, and I have many more to come. Today on my 21st birthday I finally put out this tape, and I'm happy how it turned out.

    I'd love if you can give it a listen and let me know what you think.

    @CreativeSXN @OffTopic BS @Sav Stanfield @Boos @Zhaddow @M Solo @cpt awesome WPG joint acc @Donkey Kong Cuntry @The Shape @Slyk @ItsPwizz @FiveOh1 @icecube @Jet✞ @Cyreides @Koolo @Antman @JMG @Zeugma @grizzyp @Detroit24 @SKUXY BANGS @Marshall III @Autistic Meme @Australia @MichaelsMad @YaBoyTr @Chewie @TimmyT @reservoirGod @Xmipod @Am I SYko @Rick James @Fire Squad @Alpha @David26 @HargyDON @Sign Language @Lil Squeed @Charlie Work @WPG @Ordinary Joel @Buddha @Kon @Winter @Worm @Enez @902fre @JulnHT @OwI @Mikey @Sea Mauville @neomerge @paulye @the lyricvore @rapmusik @YSV @awhellno @SHUDEYE @Bojack

    give me some feedback! appreciate it.
     
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  2. Mikey
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    Apr 28, 2020
    not listening.
    but i hate seeing songs now on nearly every album that are so short.
     
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  3. RetiredAccount
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    RetiredAccount Big Time Stuntin Like My Daddy

    Apr 28, 2020
    I feel you, but this is a mixtape not an album, hence the shorter songs, when I finally release an album it'll have 4-5 minute long tracks.
    As for not listening, to each his own.
     
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  4. Lil Squeed
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    Apr 28, 2020
    I don't mind shorter songs from amateur artists tbh especially on a debut.

    Gives you a taste of their general sound over different styles that they can expand on later if there's a demand.

    Four songs in and it's nice so far.
     
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  5. RetiredAccount
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    RetiredAccount Big Time Stuntin Like My Daddy

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    Thanks bro, when you finish let me know your favorite/least favorite tracks and s---
     
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  6. Lil Squeed
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    Some random feedback and thoughts throughout the listen:

    1. Started very strong, the ode to your fiance was ballsy because that type of content can get cheesy quick but I thought you pulled it off well.
    2. HIT seemed a little misplaced in the tracklist, I'd probably flip it with So Low.
    3. Overall the lyrics kept my attention for the most part and they weren't as predictable as I'd expect from a debut project.
    4. Lasiiik's interlude was great
    5. Surprisingly, I like you more on slower tracks (like the first couple and so low), but Letter To Above, while appreciated and I like the intention, was a little too flat, imo. It's tough to critique music with that type of content.

    Overall I thought it was an easy listen and I'd be interested in hearing more.

    Favorite track: So Low
    Least Favorite Track: Kali's Back or Can't Believe It
     
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  7. RetiredAccount
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    RetiredAccount Big Time Stuntin Like My Daddy

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    Thanks for the honest feedback. It helps so much cause like 90% of the people I send it to just say 'nice' and I have no idea what parts to work on.
     
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  8. Michael Myers
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    Apr 28, 2020
    Nice!
    jk gonna listen tomorrow
     
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  9. lil uzi vert stan
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    Pretty modern sound, but it's got the spirit of some of RB's classic e-mcee lyricists.
    You sound like Drake on "Thank You"
     
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  10. Fire Squad
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    Apr 28, 2020
    I'll get around to this at some point, but happy birthday
     
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  11. RetiredAccount
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    Thanks man
     
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  12. Sign Language
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    Apr 28, 2020
    Pretty dope on the first listen. HIT and Can’t Believe It are my favorites so far.

    Good project dude :khaled2:
     
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  13. RetiredAccount
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    RetiredAccount Big Time Stuntin Like My Daddy

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    Real 1 since day 1
     
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  14. Sign Language
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    Sign Language We miss you Screw

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    :daps:
     
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  15. Winter
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    Winter Super Comfy

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    Halfway through right now, pretty good so far. Agree with @Lil Squeed that I think you sound better on the slower, more mellow tracks, also think the rough mixing sounds better on those kind of songs. Adds to the feel of it. I think my favourite track so far is Thank You.

    Happy birthday too
     
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  16. RetiredAccount
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    RetiredAccount Big Time Stuntin Like My Daddy

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    Thanks for giving it a listen and thanks for the birthday wishes!
     
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  17. Detroit24
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    I like that thank you track + letter to above track vibe...

    good work
     
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    RetiredAccount Big Time Stuntin Like My Daddy

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    Thanks man
     
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    Fire Squad Boss Don Biggavel

    Apr 29, 2020
    Pretty solid for a debut mixtape, the sequencing was great and the length isn’t as punishing as I normally see from other SoundCloud contemporaries.

    Some suggestions I’d have for the future is asking yourself what can make this individually standout from the crowd? Try experimenting with different varieties of flows (2nd half of So Low leads me to believe you can easily do that as you grow). What other topics can you address, it was pretty bold that you invited us into your life, but can you go further as the world progresses alongside you. Aside from the standard mixing, vocal layering advice that you can get from people more knowledgeable than me at it, so far so good!
     
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  20. Slyk
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    Apr 29, 2020
    :emoji_point_up_2: happy 21st buddra
     
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