This Week's Album
So Hard - Lil Dicky
Out of nowhere, a white Jewish rapper by the name of Lil Dicky nearly exploded overnight with one of his music videos hitting the front page of reddit, creating hype for his other songs and his new mixtape. Is Lil Dicky a force to be reckoned with? Let's find out.
Uhh... maybe? Well, let's start off with Lil Dicky's rapping ability. For someone who came out of nowhere, this is fucking amazing. The lyrics for the most part are awesome and hilarious (corny at times though), he has a great flow, and a pretty good rapping voice. Problem is that he's not really that different from other white rappers. Dicky is pretty much a deeper voiced, but not as funny or entertaining Eminem circa Slim Shady LP. That's not necessarily a horrible thing, but it's definitely a point down for Dicky. Let's get onto the album though. It's okay. It's not bad per say, there's a few good songs like "Ex Boyfriend" and "Attached to the Hip," but most songs don't stand out. Mostly because of the beats Dicky chose to rap over. A lot are just generic and boring beats and really hold Dicky back, but when he's on a beat like "Bars," he fucking kills it. I just wish there more beats like that on the album. To summarize, this is a good first effort, but Dicky has much room for improvement. I'll give this a 7/10. Here's a little list of stuff I liked and hated + other things, use it if you want to.
THINGS I LIKED: Lyrics, flow, and voice are all great. He definitely has a future.
THINGS I HATED: Most of the hooks and almost every other beat on the album; very generic beats. Forgivable due to Dicky's abilities as a rapper and the fact that he DIY'd the whole album in GarageBand.
STAND OUT SONGS: Ex Boyfriend, Staying In, The Cypher, Attached to the Hip, Sky Hooks, Club Night, Bars
OVERALL SCORE: 7/10
FURTHER COMMENT: I do really hope he gets big, with some bigger names working with him, he could be one of the best white rappers ever. Oh, and don't be hating on Waka
What did you think of the album? Like it? Hate it? Tell me what you think in the thread. Also, if you're gonna complain about my opinion:
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Download the album here: http://lildicky.com/
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