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  • The deal is, that Aceyalone has released some very innovative and amazing albums in the past, and Magnificant City does not live up to his amazing skills
  • RJD2's production is some of the best in the industry, and his beats are worthy of the finest rappers

    • by Eternal Now
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      Aceyalone is one talented Rapper. Being one of the legendary members of the multi-talented group Living Legends and the Freestyle Fellowship, Aceyalone has paid his dues in the music scene, and has emerged as one of the top rappers in the West Coast Hip Hop scene. With that out of the way, lets delve into Magnificant City, produced by one of the greatest producer ever, RJD2.

      Now, just to make it clear, RJD2 makes astounding beats and is one of the most sought after producer/DJ’s in the underground. Aceyalone is one of the most talented rappers in the business.

      “Magnificant City”


      delivers roughly experimental yet innovative and catchy beats. Seventies inspired samples, trip-hop esque samples and on point beats are the highlight of this album.

      Though the flows by Aceyalone are catchy and entertaining in some respects, they are somewhat repetitive and under-developed, and seem like they were written in haste or without much emotion or thought. The deal is, that Aceyalone has released some very innovative and amazing albums in the past, and “Magnificant City” does not live up to his amazing skills.

      If you have heard his “A Book of Human Language” release, then “Magnificant City” will sound like a ...


      • feeble attempt to break into the commercial realm. The lyrics are simple, Mother Goose-ish and don’t really convey much of a message.

        Aceyalone’s delivery falls a little short, seeming a little un-inspired or tired. Whether this was intentional or not I cannot say, but it really kills the vibe of the album.

        RJD2’s production is some of the best in the industry, and his beats are worthy of the finest rappers. Aceyalone is one of the finest, but on this release he does nothing to prove that he is.

        There are some very good songs from the sample heavy “All for

        you” and “Fire”, to the smooth, laid back “Supahero”, “A beautiful mine”, “Here and Now” and the rugged “Cornbread Eddy” to the storytelling in “Caged Bird” and “junior” And there are some so-so tracks that border on annoying, like the ultra-repetitive “Mooore” and “Disconnected”, the drug heavy “High Lights” and “Heaven”. RJD2 also provides a eerie melody-only track entitled “A Sunday Mystery” which is really cool.

        Overall, “Magnificant City” is a decent release, not a MUST have, but one that you should check out. I gave it such a good rating because the beats are really good, and the lyrics aren’t that bad.

        Just a little annoying and repetitive.




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