TNV – “Shine” (Album Review)

TNV is a Detroit based artist who has years in the game and you can hear it. Known for his cream of the crop production and his hard hitting bars. The Detroit rapper recently released his latest 16 track (17 tracks of you cop the band amp version with a bonus track) album titled “Shine”. This body of work features appearances from Skyzoo, Jered Sanders, Jaooo, Rocdwell, Trey Libra, Kelo, East Paw Snow & Wiccd Wize.

“Point God” is just a cool track. Clean sampling and drums, slick flows from Jered Sanders and TNV, alike. The hoop metaphor through out the track shows the creativity of the artists and by the hook, you’re left bopping your head. In the artistic process, many songs can get left behind and forgotten. I’m glad this wasn’t one of them.

“Made Different” is an easy stand out track on this project. TNV sports a super nice flow as he plays with technical rhyme schemes and makes it sound easy. Couple this with some honest and hard hitting bars, a dope sample and some clean drums; you got a hot track!

“Mistakes” has the kind of production that reminds me of Graduation Day Kanye. Both Kelo and TNV bring the bars as they discuss a fact of life, people make mistakes. They sprinkled this with a bit of the gospel message in there which was pretty refreshing, as if it wasn’t refreshing enough to just listen to a couple of rappers being humble in 2020. I think this is an enjoyable track regardless of your faith.

This was a cool album. It was current, classic and different all together. Each rapper managed to do something that is surprisingly quite hard to do; they rapped without cussing, and it was good! If you like clean sample based boom bap production, technical rhyme schemes, heavy bars and just plain positivity with your hip hop then this album is for you. Follow TNV on Instagram: @tnvthatnew

Rating: 7/10

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About Mr W Ndala

Founder of Transcendence Management Group/ Former Editor in Cheif at Behind The Greens Magazine/ Musician Former New Zealand/Australian Hip Hop Artist. Former Artist Manager. Former Editor in Chief of "Behind The Greens"