I thought I’d drop a mini review of the mixtape from UK lyricist, Artcha. Every track has been written himself and put nicely over a J Dilla instrumental.
When I first heard his mixtape I instantly felt drawn into this musical journey and during playback, I was exposed to Artcha discussing his emotions and experiences which created plenty of head nodding moments and inner reflections.
Unlike many artists nowadays, who only seem to be talking about bling, swag and women (rolls eyes), Artcha talks about real life, his real life. Never a dull moment on the mixtape & for those of you that know of J Dilla, (if you don’t then please slap yourself now) will be excited to hear that every track has his beats behind it, this equates to pure audio pleasure.
The tracks are filled with metaphors and the track ‘Stella‘ is expertly written, it’s not about a woman as some may think. If you listen carefully you should catch on to what it’s really all about.
The track ‘I Can See Us‘ is lyrical sweetness, here he raps openly in a sensual manner about his emotions towards his lady. ‘A Day in the Life‘ is where he spits transparently and the track ‘Don’t Say a Word‘ is a real headbanger, I couldn’t keep still while listening to it.
Rather than dissect every track, I recommend that you download the entire mixtape now while it’s still available. A lot of hard work and creativity has gone into this project and the end result is genius. Well done Artcha.
I love it! 10/10