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Friday, July 25, 2014

...the BEST of the CHAMPIONS!!! mixtape by The Supreme General (Album Review)

The Best of the Champions mixtape hosted by Buffalo, New York's The Supreme General is just
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that! With this compilation, it is clear that the DJ stands behind the name Supreme. One of the first tracks "Steve Jobs" really brings back the East Coast rap style. Not only is he hosting this project but he is also rapping on it. The Best of the Champions mixtape was an interesting listen for me. Here is my review...

There is a track called "Simply the Best" where Supreme goes in on a trap-rap style beat. He's making elites around him want to step their game up. I was really feeling "Vice Versa". It has a 2pac-style beat and The Surpreme General's flow sticks to it like molasses on a tree. In this song, he's talking about what could have been if certain things in the industry and the world didn't happen the way they did. Then there is "Rolling Through My City" with my window down. This is a track with a low pitch, chopped & screwed sounding ambience. This is one of those tracks you listen to when you moving slow and zoning out.

"1-900 HUSTLER" is that old school classical Hip Hop track on the mixtape. Only a minute and 10 seconds long, the song reminds you of something Jadakiss would drop. "Crash" is a track demonstrating versatility among artists who were featured on the track. It's one of those songs that every rapper should have on their mixtape or album. It's fast and conceptual. The Supreme General had to get a few things off his chest with "Shook Ones
pt.3", a track he did over Mobb Deep's cover. I felt like "Riot", which was track 10, should have been placed more so at the end or beginning considering the length of the song compared to the rest. "Penicillin" made me feel like what I was listening to was a mixtape, however, the beat was good enough for me.

"The Supreme 3 Peat" is a track where The Supreme General talks about how supreme he is. "I'm doing what they said can't be done". "Roast of Fire Flame" was probably one of my least favorites but a good track nonetheless. "She Did" is a slow track over "She Will" instrumental by Lil' Wayne & Drake. Not one of my favorites, but it's a complete song. Sure enough, The Supreme General had ta' hit you with "The Cannon" instrumental as well. The track comes with monster bars that'll leave up-and-coming artists reconsidering the pursuit of Hip Hop. My personal favorite cut on this mixtape is "Tag" because that beat is so fresh and The Supreme General's lyrics are fire! "The Eastside Anthem" is a track that shows off The Supreme General's DJ'ing skills. His lyrics are old school with contemporary production.

Very rarely do we see artists host their own mixtapes and do it well. The Supreme General is holding down Buffalo, NY with one of tha hottest projects we heard come out of there. One thing we would like to see on the next mixtape is more features and collaborations from various artists. This project is definitely worth the download and sharing with your friends. Overall, we give this mixtape a 3/5 mics. Now, go download it!

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