Started From Scratch is straight fire. From production to ad-libs and lyricism, the entire album was enjoyable from start to finish. Memorable tracks such as “Bleu Summer”, “Drippin’” and “Started from Scratch” had us playing the records on repeat. What makes Started From Scratch a great project? The diversity and variation through theme and sound. It is far too common to hear the average rapper using repetitive beats and lyrics but Reem Ali and Poe Hussle have something special.
Themes ranging from the everyday struggle, sacrificing for success, finding yourself and even making hard decisions in love make the album more realistic and tangible. Their melodic yet confident vocals demand attention on every track. The ambient and mellow beats under Poe and Reem’s intense vocals coincide perfectly as you get lost within the sounds. The whole album is truly a work of art, with the concept of “starting from the bottom up” and executing that vision and feeling seamlessly. The transition between each song was flawless. The authenticity in the dynamic duo’s storytelling and songwriting takes us on a ride in the lives of young musician’s rise in music and adulthood.
Club heads will f**k with “Drippin”, street cats could relate to “Started From Scratch” and the ladies will grinding and bumping to” Why”. The album has a little bit for everybody and Hip-Hop heads will love a whole lot of it. --
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