New mixtape from Sammy Adams impresses, shows growth
Published: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 00:08
Boston rapper and hip-hop artist Sammy Adams celebrated his 25th birthday Aug. 14 by releasing his brand new mixtape.
Entitled "OK Cool," the tape includes 15 new tracks, but fortunately for his fans, Adams stuck to his unique style and raw talent.
He is known for making upbeat party music, and his latest release does not deviate from this tried-and-true method.
However, this is not to say that "OK Cool" doesn’t showcase Adams’ growth as an artist and producer.
In fact, many of the tracks on the new album feature an electronic sound.
One example is track 10, "Undefeated."
The repetitive beat echoes throughout the song with a very electronic tone. At times the song is accented by an almost techno beat, and this is unlike anything fans have seen from the rapper in past albums.
Do not be mistaken, however, it is still definitely a hip-hop song at its core.
"All Night Longer" is the most advertised song on the tape and probably the most well-known so far, as well.
The song is about Adams’ favorite pastime— partying.
Yet another upbeat song and one of the most party-oriented tracks, "All Night Longer" is more like the traditional Sammy Adams we all know and love.
It does have a little bit of an electronic feel, but the song is geared heavily toward being catchy and accessible.
Adams’ raps are broken up by the chorus, which repeats "I wanna go all night longer" — hence the track’s name.
Another standout track, "Just Me and My Vocals" has a different tone than most of the tape, with a slower beat but fast-paced lyrics.
As the title may suggest, this track is all about highlighting Adams’ skills as a rapper; it is less about any kind of beat and more about the lines.
The beat seems to merely serve as background noise to the artist’s voice, and it is clear that Adams is comfortable and confident as a stand-alone rapper.
Overall, the latest from Sammy Adams is an amazing display of the talent and diversity this young, up-and-coming rapper has to offer.
"OK Cool" combines all of his skills in hip-hop, electronic and even pop music.
There are sure to be plenty more exciting releases for Sammy Adams fans in the future, so keep a look out for the latest and greatest from this Boston product.