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“4 Da Love of the Game” Tape review

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Crown is a rapper from Daytona Beach,Fl (Orlando area). He has branded himself as an elite lyricist. Something that Florida may not be heavy on. Crown has an outstanding hustle and team to back him. Along with his talents on the beat his also has branded himself on the threads.

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“Shop Open” isn’t just a label it’s a brand of clothing. Crown and his team has made quit a name for themselves in the clothing market. I have some tee’s myself. The link to the website is below.

Shop Open Site

Now to the task at hand. Today we are here to review his most recent project “4 Da Love of the Game”. Its a free tape Crown put out to keep the followers focused. It has a lil Wayne mixtape kind of feel. Hard remixes. Crown has always delivered in the past so let’s see what he has in store. Track for track.

Track 1 – “Practice”

Track one is a remix to Tekashi 6ix9ine’s hit single “Gummo”. It’s starts off with a sample from the infamous Allen Iverson interview about practice. Crown goes on to spit through the entire beat wit uno hook. Fiery song full of punches. This tracks he definitely raps as if he has a chip on his shoulder!

Track 2 – “Pick Up Game ft DK Guwop”

This song has a funky beat. Crown switches of his flow a bit. The songs has a strong energy and is fun. Featured by another artist, DK Guwop (Part of the group 300lbs of Guwop) who is known for his eccentric uptempo style. This is definitely a beat knocker for the car.

Track 3 – “Away Game”

This track slows the tempo down. This is  definitely a vibe song. Something to smoke to, if you smoke. A stand out lyric, for me, was “Can you scream my name so loud that I don’t hear them hatin’ “. Flow is fire on this track. Almost like he doesn’t pause or take a breath

Track 4 – “Blouses”

This track had great swagger. Baller type song. Could see this being a single type of song. With a fun video. Would have loved to hear him rip this entire beat with no hook. The song ends with a line from the infamous Chappelle Show skit which featured Chappelle playing Prince as he beats Charlie Murphy in basketball. He ends the game with the line “Game…blouses”.

Track 5 – “HOF”

This song has a classic Jay-Z feel. Some great flow changes during the track. Cocky and brash lyrics. This track is a definitely a “I’m feeling myself” type of track. Great punches, lyrics, and metaphors. Dope track

Track 6 – “Foul Out”

This is another track where  Crown spit through the entire beat. Crown’s has a major presence on this track. He defiantly wants you to know that he is here. The beat and the aura go together perfectly to create this track. It gives you a triumphant feeling. Like the underdog has won.

Track 7 – “Down By 20”

We go back to a slower tempo. Another vibe track. He’s speaking a lot from his heart on this track. Very relaxed at points. Then suddenly he changes his flow and hypes the track up. Great mix in the track. He even squeezed some great subject matter.

Track 8 – “Buzzer Beater”

The beat definitely gives me a Cali feel. His flow is A1 and seems to be a great trend on this tape. He tells a deep and detailed story of his come up in this music and how he built his team. He definitely played this very well. Creative. Probably one of the best songs on the tape.

Track 9 – “MVP”

Unique beat. Hot. I can hear this being a single, as well.  Great mixing on this track. This track has a great feel. Great lyrics and punches. And, once again, a crazy flow.

Track 10 – “Overtime ft Castle”

The beat is insane! The person featured on the song sounds like Andre 3000. Over all this track is fire. Great cadence.

Final Opinions

This is a great tape if you’re trying to get the just of what Crown does. Fire lyrics, fire flow, and great subject matter. Great project teaser to lead to a major album or big mixtape. The theme was very well intact and I can appreciate the work put into the samples. I give this a 8.5 out of 10. Definitely industry level. The only critique I have is that he let the fans hear what he would sound like in album mode. I know those type of things take patience so we will be waiting. I’d definitely be on the look out for this Florida rapper. I left the link to the Soundcloud tape below.

Sound Cloud Link Here!

 

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Short story; “I’d do anything for you”

“I just want to run away!” I said getting into the car and slamming the door. My mom and I had been arguing a lot lately, but it’s been like this since my dad died.
“Arguing with your mom again?” I nodded at his question. Drew was my childhood best friend, he was there for me when my dad died. We were like 2 peas in a pod. “You really want to run away?” He looked down at me and his eyes softened up.
“I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a plan.” I said laughing. “No really I kind of did want to run away but I know my mom would fall apart without me. Even though we argued a lot I love her.”
“Be up around 7, we’re going out.” Drew stated, I didn’t question him. He was the outgoing type, all his plans were fun. I nodded before getting out the car, I walked up to the front door of my house and took a moment before entering.
I opened the door and walked in, my mom wasn’t in sight. I made my way to my room and closed then locked the door. I had plans to go out with Jen on this warm Friday night but my mom ruined it for me. I was in no mood to be around anyone, I took my phone out my pocket and cancelled my plans with her. Once I sent the message I got my towel ready to go take a shower. Even though it was 6pm I wanted to shower and sleep. But I know I’d probably stay up for a while. I walked out to the hall way, my mom appeared from the stairway. I stopped in my tracks and looked at her, her eyes were blood-shot red, she didn’t even notice me as she continued to her room.
After my shower I locked myself in my room with a few snacks and binged watched some shoes on my computer. I felt myself drifting asleep, but before I closed my eyes I set an alarm for 6:30AM. I knew Drew was coming to get me at 7. He makes me happy, I’m glad we’re friends. I smiled to myself and fell asleep.
The next morning I woke up from my alarm, I walked over to my closet and picked out my outfit for the day. I settled on a graphic tee, black leather jacket, blue jeans and checker board vans. Once I was done getting dressed Drew called and said he was outside. I quietly opened my door and walked out I passed my mom room and felt a twinge of pain. She could use this Saturday to herself, I thought as I walked down the stairs then out the door. I ran to Drew car. “Where to?” I asked excitedly.
“Calm down, you’ll see,” he said backing out my driveway.
Driving down the street I sing along to the radio, “you’re so precious when you smile.” It seemed like we were driving for hours, but I knew where we were. Drew parked the car and I got out and ran to the beach. Drew ran after me, once we got to the beach we watched the sunrise. “I needed this, thank you.” I said looking at him.
“That’s not why I brought you here.” He said looking down at me. “I like you, a lot.”
Woah I didn’t see that coming. “Drew.” I said laughing, I covered my mouth. He grabbed my wrist and looked at me with a stern look. “You’re hurting me.” I managed to say.
“Sorry.” He said letting go, I took a step back. “But I am serious.”
“Drew I don’t see you as more than a friend.”
“But we can run away together.” He said stepping closer to me.
“Boy you are crazy. Take me home.” I said turning to walk away.
He grabbed my arms and looked at me, his face was red. This wasn’t the Drew I knew, I yanked my arm back and ran. He was trailing me and it was hard to run in sand. I managed to get to the sidewalk before I felt Drew tackle me. I hit my head against the concrete, I felt my body go cold and my vision went blurry, everything turned black.
I was starting to get my vision back, still a little blurry though. I checked out my surroundings, I was in a motel room strapped to a chair. I looked out the window and the sun was starting to set, what’s going on?! I wiggled in my chair, but my hands were secure with duck tape so were my feet. I thought about yelling for help but Drew walked out the bathroom.
“What’s going on?” I screamed.
“You were trying to leave me.” He said leaning against the wall. I’m confused. “Here’s the thing. I confessed my undying love for you and you tried to run away. I had plans for us to run away together.”
“I never wanted this! This is kidnap!” I yelled, while he was talking I managed to get my hands free.
“But you said you wanted to run away.” He said rubbing his forehead; he was starting to get upset.
“You are right.” I said as he looked at me sideways. “Can you get me a warm towel so I can wipe this blood off my forehead?”
“I knew you would understand.” He said walking into the bathroom.
Once I heard the water running I un-wrapped the tape from ankles. I got up and looked around the room, where is my phone?! It was nowhere in sight. I heard the water stop and my heart pounded. I grabbed the chair in hand, ready to attack. Once he came into view I threw the chair at him. I ran towards the door grabbing a knife on my way out. Lucky for me he left all my clothes on. I opened the door and looked around as I ran down the stairs. Where are we? As I was running I noticed we were surrounding by woods. I slowed down and looked behind me, drew was tailing me.
I ran into the woods, maybe I can lose him in here I thought. I hid behind a tree to catch my breath; I heard leaves crush beneath his weight as I held the knife tight. As Drew walked up, I came into view and held the knife out in front of him. He held his hands up in surrender.
“I just want to go home.” I Said out of breath.
“I’m afraid that’s not possible.” He said tackling me to the ground; I dropped the knife on my way down. “I just want to be with you.” He said choking me.
I gasped for air as his grip got tighter; I tried to move but all of his weight was on me. I searched around for the knife and found it. While losing air I got the knife into my hand, I plunged the knife into his chest. He gasped for air and fell onto his back. I started coughing because I could finally breathe again. I got to my knees and stumbled backwards away from Drew. He was still gasping for air. I slowly approaching him with tears in my eyes, I stabbed him in the heart.
“I loved you and…you stabbed me.” He said, he started to cough up blood. I laid his head in my lap and starred down at him. His eyes filled with tears and I wiped them.
“Come on we have to get you the hospital.” I said wiping my own tears, I looked around and saw the motel. “Where are we?”
“Stop.” He said grabbing my hand. “I won’t make it, just know I love you and I’d do anything for you.”
“You have to make it; I don’t know what I’d do without you. I need you!” I sobbed as his eyes started to slowly close. I cried harder as I heard him take his last breath, and then his eyes closed…. “I’ll always love you too.” I whispered.

By: Kamaria Giles

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