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Album Review: Escape From New York by Beast Coast

Beast Coast is a hip hop collective featuring members from Flatbush Zombies, Pro Era, and The Underachievers. While they formed in 2012, they did not release their debut album until May 24, 2019.

First track of the album is It Ain't Easy, It Ain't Easy. Right at the beginning of the album, you can tell that they took this project seriously. The track talks about how all of the members had to work hard to get where they are today. While they are a part of their own hip hop groups, they took time and dedication to get their name blown up.

The next track and their first single off the album is Left Hand. This is my favorite track off the album. In different parts of the world, it is considered rude to do anything with your left hand. So in the song, they use the motto, "Never showed love with my left hand."

Problemz slows down the album for a bit. The song talks about how everyone has some sort of problem they are dealing with. Also, some problems can't be solved over night, or may never be solved at all. You just have to stick through with it no matter how hard it will be.

Far Away starts off with a singing part from Kirk Knight. Several different members of the group rap about past relationships they have had. This track feels underwhelming and they don't deliver anything new.

After the underwhelming song, we come to another song that I was not too big on, Snow In The Stadium. One of my favorite members from the group, Joey Bada$$ delivers a weak first verse. Also, for the second verse, there is a loose reference to the song I Shot the Sheriff. Overall, the delivery from everyone in this song was not on par.

Finally, the group is able to pull it back together with Rubberband. The beat is on point and it has a catchy chorus. All of the members involved on this track talk about their luxurious lifestyles and how they came into fame.

Distance reminds me of Joey Bada$$ during his B4.DA.$$ days. Just a fun track with a few other members rapping about different topics.

I really enjoy the beat on Bones. Erick the Architect goes hard on his verse and you definitely will not want to miss it. Other than Erick the Architect, I wasn't too impressed on some of the other verses.

I honestly don't want to think about the word Puke after this weekend in Vegas, but I have to talk about this track. After listening to this track, I really want to puke because there is nothing worthwhile mentioning in this song, other than the Rick and Morty reference.

Desperado refers to a criminal or an outlaw. Again, this track is just underwhelming, the chorus is predictable and is way too long in my opinion.

One More Round is about drinking and celebrating. With the first verse from Meechy Darko, he definitely sounds like a country singer. I'm not sure if he was going for that sound, but he has it down.

Coast/Clear was the second single for the album and it brings the heat back to the album. This track has great features from all of the different hip hop groups that are in Beast Coast.

We finally come to the last track of the album, Last Choir. The beat doesn't really mesh well with the rest of the album. It's a unique beat, but I would picture it more of a B-side rather than a main song on the album.

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What did you think of the album? What were some of your favorite songs? Let me know in the comments!
Rating: 4/10
Favorite Songs: Left Hand, Rubberband, Coast/Clear


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