17 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

Repping for Inglewood, Skeme has built a solid rep over the last few years via well-received mixtapes, including The Statement and Pistols & Palm Trees. Flexing a raspy rhyme style and verses mostly concerned with doing dirt, making moves, getting faded, and big-upping the West Coast, he hits us with his first official album while sharing the mic with other next-generation Cali favorites such as Kendrick Lamar ("I Remember"), ScHoolboy Q (the single "Kidz with Gunz"), Dom Kennedy (the Junior M.A.F.I.A. redux "What's Ya Name?"), and Iggy Azalea ("Mo Flow"). The production is friendly to '80s babies, provided by Boi-1da, THC, K. Roosevelt, and The Futuristiks, among others, with 808 snares and melodramatic synths galore. While Skeme hasn't quite broken through to the big leagues, it's clearly just a matter of time. Don't sleep on "Killer," "Living," or "Born to Ball."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Repping for Inglewood, Skeme has built a solid rep over the last few years via well-received mixtapes, including The Statement and Pistols & Palm Trees. Flexing a raspy rhyme style and verses mostly concerned with doing dirt, making moves, getting faded, and big-upping the West Coast, he hits us with his first official album while sharing the mic with other next-generation Cali favorites such as Kendrick Lamar ("I Remember"), ScHoolboy Q (the single "Kidz with Gunz"), Dom Kennedy (the Junior M.A.F.I.A. redux "What's Ya Name?"), and Iggy Azalea ("Mo Flow"). The production is friendly to '80s babies, provided by Boi-1da, THC, K. Roosevelt, and The Futuristiks, among others, with 808 snares and melodramatic synths galore. While Skeme hasn't quite broken through to the big leagues, it's clearly just a matter of time. Don't sleep on "Killer," "Living," or "Born to Ball."

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