Assistant A&E Editor
This week’s album review isn’t so much an album review as it is a mix-tape review. Upcoming hip-hop artist OnCue just released his fourth mix-tape following Cueyfornication, Cuey Sings the Blues and Left Overs, all of which can be found on his site for free to download.
OnCue is another white rapper from the suburbs of Connecticut who has grown in popularity after his recent single “Feel Tall” was nominated to be played on MTV U. He’s a self-made man who’s passion resides in the arts. All of his work is done out of Brooklyn, and he’s known for his eclectic taste in music and his ability to mash that into his hip-hop samples.
His newest mix-tape, Can’t Wait, is probably his most anticipated to date and for good reason. OnCue captured what his music is about in every track on this mix-tape because of his simplicity. He doesn’t talk about your average rap stuff, he talks about what he knows, such as the work it takes to be the next big thing. He also discusses his insecurities and aspirations. Out of all four of his mix-tapes, this may be one of my favorites. He has catchy choruses that carry his slurred but oddly soothing voice.
If you are a hip-hop fan, this mix-tape is a must have for your collection. Put down the Drake and the Lil’ Wayne and pick up a mix-tape that you can tell blood, sweat and tears was put into.
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