Originally introduced to the hip-hop/rap genre at a relatively young age , DraMatiQue (pronounced ” dramatic “) began writing and performing songs in high school. With a solid catalog of music that continues to receive rave reviews across the nation including a feature in THE SOURCE magazine, a coveted spot in urb.com’s NEXT 1000 listing, a profile as Gotv.com’s HIP HOP OFFICIAL artist of the week and a radio interview on the L.A. WAKE UP SHOW ( Power 106FM ) with Sway and Tec.
DraMatiQue has also had the opportunity to open for prominent hip-hop acts such as A+, the late Mc Breed ( RIP), Talib Kweli, Mims, WuTang Clan , and The Alkaholiks. DraMatiQue’s music infuses radio friendly mainstream oriented production with a fresh sound that undoubtedly showcases his remarkable talent as an innovative hip-hop artist while simultaneously entertaining the listener.
West Coast rap artist DraMatiQue returns with the heavily anticipated follow up to last year’s smash debut. “The Burn Mixtape “ is hosted by Chi-town’s finest, DJ Smoke and includes features from T-Waze The Kid, Ounce, F.A.M.E., Billion Dolla Bill and more along with top-notch production by Ages Beats, Kajmir Royale, Narco Productions, & Beats Planet.
I personally like this even better than “Kill The Game”. I think DraMatiQue shows a lot of improvement and growth as an artist with this mixtape and it’s a great concept too. Every song is placed where it needs to be in order to tell the story from start to finish. Dope beats, great hooks and of course, even better lyrics. DraMatiQue really shines when it comes to storytelling.
Nowadays almost everyone drops the word ‘classic’ for albums not deserving. DraMatiQue brings a sound like no other in the indie hip hop world. His rhyming is unique while the music and production, perfectly complements his flow. You really have to respect him for knowing his sound and his music. He didn’t drift away from the production style that made “Kill The Game” such a good mixtape. The production just sounds more mature and cohesive. The message is clear and it says something.
DraMatiQue has the ability (technically or electronically) to change his voice during the hooks and verses, which I think adds really great variety to the sound and impact. There is also something extremely cosmic and raw about his lyrics that makes the album quite impressive and very visionary.
Sure there are head-nodding music and club bangers which are suitable for a certain situations, but DraMatiQue definitely takes the listener deeper. Of the 17 tracks, there would be no point in searching for highlights or standouts, as I loved this mixtape from start to finish. Though “All About My Money”, “Who Am I”, “Burn”and “Let Em Lay” are totally irresistible.
All in all, “The Burn Mixtape “ is really well done. Multilayered and successful on many levels, I enjoyed the beats, the rhymes, and the context. The mixtape truly brings you into DraMatiQue’s world, with a slice of life from CA to boot!
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