Monee – “PrivatePartyMonee” (Album Review)

At 1st glance the artwork for “PRIVATEPARTYMONEE” gave me an abstract trap feel. The illusion based cover made me even more excited to hear the tracks. The Lansing Michigan based artist produced the full album himself showing his dynamic skill wanting to set himself apart as the average rapper. Monee wants to find ways to break barriers as he does not like to be called a producer/rapper but instead an artist.

The 1st track “Not Invited” was a standout, I especially liked the production smooth and listen worthy. I can see this track on the radio reminds me of a 21 savage type of sound with a production twist. The Trap Melodic vibe continues with “Goodbye Lansing” symbolic to the power up and leaving the hometown behind to fulfill his fullest potential. “Run That” was within the same tempo but slower bpm the hook is pretty catchy as that seems to be consistent so far.

“Flashtreks” was an abstract sound wave as once again the smooth riding hook with a banging production foundation, The word play used by Monee is flipped throughout the 1st half of the album showing his jack of all trades mentality. “Fuck it I’m faded” swaggy trap soul with a drug based theme, the concept of letting the past go is pretty well put together just needing a video to bring it all together. “Young Medina” was a very complacent song sounds just like the last ones which to seem to also be consistent which is a turn off for listeners who take in the whole album.

“Shit I Love” was  fun loving song were Monee displays his loves for the city and vanitys of the world. “Turtle Dove” was about the Monee past and the chaos that brought him to were he is today, As he lays everything on the table we see the pain endured to create this album. “Flossy” was just that with some key bars like “3 rings call it 3 peat caught ya boy lacking told em its outta Gods reach” cold bars as this track was drill inspired with Melo production. As this album comes to an end the highlights was the production and hooks created and dislikes would be using the same cadence throughout the album and staying in the same Melo expression not showing the dynamic artist of his story.  Follow him on Instagram @maxedoutflaws.

Rating: 6/10

Highlights: Production & Hooks

Dislikes: Complacency of verses

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