Sunday, January 11, 2015

Twista - Dark Horse (Album Review)

Release Date: August 12, 2014
Label :  Get Money Gang, Caroline Records

On Twista's 9th album "Dark Horse", he tries to find the right formula to put him back in the mainstream. Some of them work, while others don't. The album starts off with the title track, "Dark Horse" featuring Tyme. While the verses was dope, the hook is terrible. Twista bounces right back though with "I Am Such a Mobsta" and "Devil’s Angel". Twista proves that he still hasn't lost a step.

The first single produced by The Legendary Traxster,  "It’s Yours" featuring Tia London is something for the ladies. I'm actually surprised the song wasn't bigger. Is it because the similarities from Twitsa's last big single, "Wetter"? Is it because hes independent now? Thats all I can think of, but moving along, check out "Burnin" featuring Wiz Khalifa and Berner and "6 Rings". Now for those who prefers Twistas more lyrical shit, you'll definitely enjoy the Tech N9ne assisted "Crisis". The two underrated MCs' use their  classic rapid fire flows over Xcel's dope production.

Dark Horse could of been better, but it gets hindered by joints like "Getting Paper" featuring Dra Day, "Want My Love" featuring DJ Victoriouz and "Nothing Like Me" featuring Gritz. Its too many auto-tuned hooks on here. I don't have a problem with auto-tune as long as its done right, but it wasn't done right. They also come off as forced radio singles. In addition to Traxter," Dark Horse" features production from Trebo Beatz , Lo-Key, Maxwell Smart, Cozm ,DJ Tight Mike & P. Flawz. All in all, Twista is a legend in the game, and "Dark Horse" at least deserves a listen. It won't blow you away, but it is a solid album.


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