Lost Cause is a group consisting of the ever talented and well respected Angle & Aeon Grey. Angle dazzled fans with his previous solo release “Not Quite 90 Degrees in The Head”, amongst various stellar compilation appearances which include “Local Earth” featured on the “Bare Skin Compilation”. Aeon Grey stifled critics with his previous release “MarionetteWorkBench”. Both artists have paid their dues, and proved their skills in the industry. Paper Cuts is an exceptional album containing fourteen of the tightest joints that you need to hear. The rhymes are well put together; delivered harmoniously in pure perfection.
The album sets off with an introductory style track cleverly titled “Start”. The beat is eerie, and chillaxin its own right. The lyrics are on point, very relaxed in their delivery. The albums “aura” is set. The next track is titled “Colliding”. “Colliding” is a tight track that’s blessed with creative, well written lyrics. The album follows with an array of tracks that pack some amazing beats & lyrics. The albums most notable tracks include “Ghost”, “Sidetracked”, “See You Thinking”, “Fresh Face”, “Short & Sweet”, and Cold Blood”. The least notable track is “Start”. All tracks are worthy of undivided listening attention. Overall the beats, rhymes, and sound quality of the album is impressive.
The lyrics are well written, creative, intense, and well delivered & articulated. Both Angle, and Aeon Grey have incredible flow with their well written, witty rhymes. Angle & Aeon Grey mess extremely well together, each complimenting the other in perfect harmony. Both artists are at the same level in terms of skill. Neither artist outshines the other; however, both shine bright.
The beats are very well put together. Each song packs a “theme” like beat that easily impresses & moves fans. Most of the production was handled by Aeon Grey. Some ill production bones were buried by Nygh, and Arecee. Nygh did an exceptional job with the production contribution on the “Spirits/Utopia” interlude. The beats will surely fill any appetite for something explosively fresh.
Ciara has an incredibly sexy voice that will surely send any male listener into an erotic dream. Her voice contribution on “Emcees Do” is worth the buy alone. J-8 also deserves monolithic props for his contribution on the bass. Billy Briscoe also wrecks shop with the key’s. Arecee, a famous underground hero in his own right, deserves lots of dapz for his contribution with the co-production on “Don’t Go There”.
The content of the rhymes is real. Both lyricists come with lyrics that touch of real subject matter, the type fans can easily relate with. To these artists music is more than rapping about the bling bling, and getting laid every night by hoes, whores, and sluts. These artists drop the knowledge on heads. The music is inspiring, and uplifting.
The album artwork is well put together. The pictures inside the jacket give fans a little insight into who these artists are; however, some more text bio’s on the artists would have given another plus to the album. Fans love to read about the artists to get more insight into their world. They do remember to give their shots out to the peoples.
Overall, the album is incredible, and worth your listening attention. Buy this album, or suffer in disappointment. This album is heavy rotation.