overall pretty good. how long have they been in the game?
my personal opinion- i enjoyed the faster songs better mostly because slower lyrics tend to bring out emotion more which they lacked at certain points. not saying it was bad, but you really gotta emphasize and have strong rhymes when you're not spitting rapid fire. my favorites were probably chasing my dream and passing me by in 09, but all were pretty nice. like the other guy said the beats were relatively chill, i'd like to maybe hear something harder.
again, just my opinion but good job
hahaha wait so you're trying to hate on these kids for weak rhymes, beats, and not bringing anything new to the table, but then you respect the post-emo hipsters with a lack of any lyrical knowledge who rely on pushing buttons and post production to make tween/teen radio hits? get real man.
i try to never hate on anyone, and i won't on 3oh!3 because they're doing something "right" to appeal to the younger demographic. like asher roth they made music that sells, it just happens to be terrible terrible music
their sound is something i haven't heard before because they're just taking aspects from pop/all american rejects groups and electronica and combining them. sure i'll admit that the first time i heard don't trust me i thought it was funny enough to listen to once or twice, but they're comedic/parody tendencies wore off quickly and none of their other songs (that i've heard) are anywhere near as "entertaining" as don't trust me. they put all their "lyrical creativity" into one basket and what resulted was a hit for the pop top 40 crowd, but any signs of talent faded away with the song.
i didn't mean to change the direction of this thread but i just think you (Arabian) should realize that sure, the duo stillakilla posted might not be "fresh" or groundbreaking, but that's not what they were going for (i think). honestly how many hip hop artists have you recently heard that have changed the game or really brought something new to the table? i think these guys are just trying to get their foot in the door. a mixtape is often like a project or experiment, they're not trying to be gangsta/ghetto rappers like you said, they're just two more guys who enjoy making music.
won't let me quote your previous post but
i understand what you're saying. maybe i'm wrong but it seems to me like the guys the OP posted definately aren't in it for the money or to get really huge. im sure in the back of their minds they'd love to blow up and go big and what not, but it's not realistic right now. i really think they just liked playing around with lyrics and beats and decided that they enjoyed the result, so why not see what other people think. according to the OP they recieved a pretty positive response which i'm sure kept them going and gave them the push to release a mixtape.
and as for 3oh!3 it was the song. they wrote it knowing/hoping it would become overplayed to hype up their group, but when people started checking out their album it failed to deliver the humor/creativity they showed in don't trust me. i don't really like agruing about music because obviously everyone has different tastes and "good music" is totally subjective, i just think you should maybe consider different perspectives when critiquing music
those are some pretty sick beats dude try and get em produced