Marcques & Mile - Lost in Translation Album Review Overview: Following just a couple of mont...
Marcques & Mile - Lost in Translation Album ReviewOverview: Following just a couple of months after Mile's debut album GHOST, is his joint album with MarcQues, whose creation was unintentional but as they had recorded many tracks together, they thought why not? and Lost in Translation is the result. This is a 10-track album featuring #teamREHAB affiliates Youngnash and Crimson Blu and also Simba Tagz and Ti Gonzi. The production side is handled by Anonzi Xndr, Youngnash, Verseless and Boi Tricky. Well, is LIT lit? *pun intended*. Let's find out
Standout Tracks: KFC Drive-By, Haunyare, Monopoly, Lost in the City, Last Forever, Rufaro, Nyarara
No. of Tracks/Overall Length: 10/38:21
Record Label: Rehab Entertainment
Spekk Dissect: The opening track KFC Drive-By (named so because Youngnash made while in a, you guessed it, KFC drive-by). Youngnash was on point with his appearance here as we get ushered into the album. Don't be sleeping on the line that Mile says how old dudes want to associate themselves with young'uns on some "Stella Got Her Groove Back"... Shots fired?
Haunyare brings that club feel, with Crimson Blu, known for being a mean freestyle rapper finally decided to "put it on wax". Simba Tagz comes in to smoothen things out nicely. This is a candidate for some visual treatment.
Verseless continues to impress and wow and he shines on this project with his differently refreshing take on the production. I know you can't miss the beatboxing on Easy. This track talks about how people are more based on negativity and how people would rather see you "with a diss track and not a hit track". The other Verseless production is Fade which closes off the album, talking about endurance and never letting the light within fade.
Then comes one of my favourite cuts off this album, Monopoly. Boi Tricky is definitely proving himself to be a force to be reckoned with. This has to be the braggadocio anthem for the album that will become a favourite of the Trap beat fanatics. The mood sounds like something off Drake and Future's WATTBA.
The tempo slows down a bit as we get into Lost in the City, which is Mile's solo track. This one is more of an R&B track where Mile talks about that girl that's changed by the city life in the pursuit of socialite status.
Last forever sees MarcQues and Mile in a love triangle as they battle to prove their worth to the female love interest. A mellow track with a heavy bassline that could has potential to be a radio single.
What follows are some feel good party life tracks in the form of Rufaro, Nyarara and In A Song.
Yeah I enjoyed this album and it's not just because I was a part of it (behind-the-scenes chii chii). My conclusion? LIT is lit (I hope that doesn't get lost in translation). At the time of writing this article Mile was working on his working on his Valentine's Day project...
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