Whitney Peyton – “Alpha” (Album Review)

Whitney Peyton is a 25 year old MC from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who rose to prominence in the underground by releasing 3 albums, 2 mixtapes & 4 EPs all independently. She recently signed to Burbank, California powerhouse Suburban Noize Records this past fall & to ring in the new decade, she’s making her Subnoize debut with her 4th studio album.

Things kick off with “Villain”, where Whitney compares herself to just that over a suspenseful instrumental. The next song “Double Up” flexes over a nocturnal trap beat while the song “Enemy” sees Whitney teaming up with her Keyed Up cohort Gina Fritz to detail a break up that she went through over a cavernous instrumental. The track “I Got It” fires back at everyone who doubted Whitney over a dark, rubbery trap beat while the song “Kick It” is intoxicating anthem about mellowing out.

The track “No Time” is a fun, vibrant club banger where was the song “Better Be” talks about how this dude shouldn’t be lying over a woozy instrumental. The track “Smile” is a beautiful positivity anthem while the song “Like You Mean It” talks about her haters over spacey trap beat. The album then finishes with “Not the Same”, where Whitney talks about her new life competition over a bass-heavy instrumental.

For years I’ve been Whitney to come through with that 1 album that’d solidify her place in the game & I think she finally did it on this one. Her lyricism has gotten better with time, the passion is there, the production is off the wall & it’s a great representation of who she is & where she’s at now. Really looking forward to see what she does with Subnoize in the future.

Score: 8/10

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