I keep feeling like 9th Wonder originally produced “Heaven Sent” and that the beautiful voice in the background belongs to the legendary Minnie Ripperton. I could be wrong, though. Anyway, this track is cool. I’m glad the chorus wasn’t all awkward – on a LOT of mixtapes artists get caught up into rushing the chorus. If you are going to have one, take time creating it.
Aris Sparks dropped a very ill piece on the track “Body Bag”. Sparks is an interesting talent coming from the proud state of Delaware, whose 95 Live tape I covered before. See my “95 Live” review here. He and Uno are two parts of a Wolf Pacific conglomerate that has big plans in the works for this summer.
That is a Kev Brown-esque bassline in “Vibe Out”, amazing. I think I heard Uno mention that one of motivations when creating music is providing money for a surgery for his beloved mother. I can’t knock that – keep doing your thing and all will work itself out in due time.
Solid track was “Waiting”. Beat was pretty ill, and when I least expected it, the beat switched! One listen and I can tell that a lot of effort was put into this. I can dig it.
Interesting was the Freda Payne flip for the sample in “High Times”. The fashion in which marijuana (Mary Jane) was correlated to a young woman was a risk in that many people do it. Uno avoided being too stale with it though, so I’ll let it slide.
“Late Night” was over the Domo Genesis instrumental for his track “Cashmere”. This is my personal favorite of the tape. Interesting was the ‘Made’ reference. I appreciated the Stack Bundles shoutout. This was also clear in terms of audio.
I have to admit, Uno is a little rough around the edges but I can definitively see much, much potential in him. To the artist himself: I suggest finding someone who can mix & master efficiently. You did very well, but the audio aspect is a whole different aspect.
Download “The Losers” here. Good look.