James Gardin - Until It All Makes Sense

Published Monday 13th May 2019
James Gardin - Until It All Makes Sense
James Gardin - Until It All Makes Sense

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 175206-28222
LABEL: Illect
FORMAT: Digital Only Album

Reviewed by Tim Holden

Taking a long hard look at how we learn to live life by living it, this five-track EP (10 if you count the instrumental versions of each track) once again merges the Michigan-based rapper's hard hitting but equally encouraging rap lyrics with Soulseize's chilled boom-bap beats and samples. "All Good" delivers a musical flow over a piano loop that builds with Hammond and synth samples while "Next To Me" raps over some cool guitar stabs. The single "Shot With You" brings a soulful soul searching look at drinking culture, while "Let Me Down" has a chilled out look at a how God never lets us down and the EP closes with the up tempo "Victorious". The instrumental tracks make for a great chill out playlist. Hard hitting lyrically but very chilled musically and very easy to listen to.

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