Summer is here and so are hundreds of mixtapes of all genres. I normally gravitate towards RnB and Pop but today I listened to newly released hip-hop music that gave me different levels of emotions. Rising hip-hop artist Lil’ Tech, came out swinging with his self-titled debut EP, Tech Tapez. The unique quality of this EP is that each song is impressively delivered differently which creates a compelling compilation for the listeners to grow with.
The EP starts off with “Never Change” a melodic intro track that prepares listeners for a smooth ride.
“Dancin”, produced by Golden Child, is the second track on the EP and was the first single released. It features longtime friend King and has collected over 28k streams between both Spinrilla and SoundCloud. The duo has coined this smooth upbeat track as their “gentleman’s club anthem.”
Vocal Artist, Songwriter & Producer: PayUp
Pumping it up a bit, the next track “Up” followed by “Pressure”, which features 1 Way Ray and Tay Fresh continue the EP’s groove but this time an uptempo trap beat is a definite turn up balance for the album.
If you’ve ever had a bump in your relationship, “Forever Thing”, featuring vocal artist PayUp, will surely take you back there. It tells the story of how a man and woman questions the validity their relationship and desire reassurance and confirmation. The smooth melodic tune brings a piece of love to the EP a shows the diversity of this project. It is hands down my favorite of the group.
The organ intro of the next track, entitled “Demons”, takes the listener to a seemingly dark place in the minds of Lil’ Tech and his feature Poncho. Facing the struggles of the street life trying to stay alive while trying to provide for the family yields the lyrics, “I had to get it myself, I couldn’t call out for help…I know I have some things I gotta change…I was knee-deep in the game.”
Lil’ Tech runs to the finish line with a freestyle entitled “Stuck” which features a simple piano intro. It’s short and sweet and an ideal closing for the compilation.
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