Been going through the inbox, and getting through the last couple weeks that we might missed, I found this jewel of a record. It’s a pretty dark, but very sincere record and I really can’t hate the production and instrumentation on it. It fits perfectly with Jae Apollo’s vocal and lyrical style. This is the first time I’ve come across this dude, but already I’m impressed. ‘All The Right Mistakes’ is a perfect example of how to write a conceptional album without writing one. Does that sound super pretentious? Oh well, I’m a writer that’s part of my job you know. No over-used cliches. No, “I came from the hood, here’s my guns” bang bang stories, when really you came from the same neighbourhood as where my great aunty lives. Although since I say that all the time, I suppose that’s a bit of a cliche in and of itself now too, oh the irony.
It’s an introspective and clever record with a lot of potential, and I haven’t been this impressed with a rapper for a long time.
For fans of CunninLynguists/Kno, Atmosphere, Prince EA, Lupe.