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SK8 Baller (Deluxe) – [FlashyWes]

I wish I had found FlashyWes’s original SK8 Baller project early enough to write about it in the first place but lucky for me he is back with a deluxe version to the tape with four new tracks that are equally if not more enjoyable than the original. The Detroit rapper who I first heard after first listening to his features alongside fellow Motor City artist Shaudy Kash, is one of the slickest lyricists in a city full of them and never fails to amaze me in his ability to pull references out of a hat and warp them into double entendres simultaneously. The title of the project is ironic to me because it truly feels that Wes is skating over each unique instrumental as he glides from bar to bar. The only feature comes from Lac Deuce on the song “Dark Side” that is powered by a triumphant trumpet melody that sounds like it is straight out of a Bankroll Fresh song where he and Wes go back and forth not missing a beat between them, both respectively killing their verses. I am really eager to hear more from FlashyWes and he is one of my favorite younger acts in what …

I Can’t Make This Shit Up – [Shaudy Kash]

Shaudy Kash, Detroit’s smoothest rapper is back in our pages again today as he continues his prolific run of projects, following up his I Guess I Am Toxic project that first landed him in Lyrical Lemonade. He continues to talk his player, matter-of-fact shit over a series to laid-back Detroit instrumentals against a back-drop of many notable or particularly-regal samples that further drive home the nonchalant charisma that Kash possesses. He is joined by a few featured artists this go around, receiving guest verses from FlashyWes, Lil Mex, and Samuel Shabazz who are all notable names in the Detroit scene and I love to hear him with Samuel Shabazz as he is one of the few artists in the Motor City that can rival the smoothness of Shaudy. His consistency is something to be marveled at and is almost as impressive as the genuineness he approaches his music with. He simultaneously gives you the gameplan to make and save money while also coaching his listeners through dealing with worrisome women and people looking to use you. I really want to see Shaudy begin to match the visual presentation of his music with the incredible music and it is going to be fun to …