ALBUM TITLE                        :        THESE DAYS

ARTIST                                   :        MIKE STUD

GENRE                                    :        RAP / HIPHOP/ R AND B

DATE RELEASED                   :        2016


The moment you hear the album’s first track “Swish,” you will be transported back in time when rap genre had a field day with “Ice Ice Baby.”  That time, it was quite unimaginable for a white guy to hold a candle when it comes to rap music.  This track will make you want that rap will go back to its roots where it is quite fun instead of lyrics fit for dissection in any anger management classes.

Considering that he gained prominence by releasing a video and track called “College Humor” which was according to him was a joke intended for his baseball teammates, it is not surprising that there is an element of fun in this album.  It is indeed quite a novelty for current rap artist to remain cool and just rap his or her way as if he or she is just part of a fraternity.

Dissecting some of the lyrics in this album, you can tell that the verses resembles storytelling.  There are no big words in here telling people what to do and what not to do.  There not even inspiring words but instead the rap lyrics just tell what happens in ordinary days.  The musical background is just fine unlike with current breed of rap artists that they loaded their tracks with EDM and their words were swallowed by the instruments and listeners could decipher what the lyrics are all about.

I rate this record 3.5 stars for clean rap and good fun ambience.

Ratings Description:

1 star = Ignore it

2 stars= risk it

3 stars = borrow or buy it

4 stars = buy it and keep it

5 = buy, keep, and treasure it


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