By: Gaby Moreno
Artist: Superior Productionz (Featuring: Fade Green , Jokwin, B.O.L.O, Mac Dirrty, Two Time Losers, Riston Diggs, DreCat, Poser, T. Ka$h, Ocalypse)
Rating: 4/5 (based on replay value, content, cohesiveness, lyricism, beats, production, and cadence)
Release Date: January 1, 2019
Buy/Purchase album: All music/streaming platforms
Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,
Today I will be reviewing Superior Productionz’s Album titled “1989”. Robert Watkins is a San Diego based producer and mix engineer. Robert is the founder of a production company that goes by the name “Superior Productionz”. I just got put onto his music through instagram and I’m glad I did! A dope Producer who is making San Diego proud!
He curated this project and produced it as well. He collaborated with dope San Diego Emcee’s to bring this project to life. This is a very solid album from start to finish. The production and beats are sonically pleasing! The featured artists show off their lyrical abilities . That is what makes this project so remarkable!
This project starts with an intro that uses a news clip speaking on the social climate of 1989, mixed in with a jazz type sample! I might be a bit bias, given I myself am a 1989 baby, but I loved that short intro sets the tone for what’s about to come next!
The first track on the project is “Throne”, which is one of my favorite tracks from this project. The beat has a bit of a dark melody and dope sample scratching. Both Fade Green and Jokwin go in!
Second track “Sicario” is definitely a banger with a catchy hook! You will listen to it once and it will be playing in your head for the rest of the day. I loved this track and the bilingual lyricism by B.O.L.O and Mac Dirrty. I also enjoyed the guitar instrumental. It makes the track stand out.
Some of the themes you will find through out this album are the struggle one has to face to be the best in the rap game, starting from the bottom and making to the top, braggadocio rap and pure lyricism and dope word play!
The track “Me” with Riston Diggs speaks about loyalty, self love, one’s ego and self-esteem! “Extraordinary” is another track that features Riston Diggs and the beat is straight fire, the bass knocks! This beat sounds like a mainstream trap instrumental and I am here for it! The hook and lyrics go hard!
The second to last track on the album is “Excellence. For some reason the chorus reminded me of Kanye’s The New Workout Plan, maybe it was the rapper’s cadence. The last track “I Just (Outro)” has a smooth funk type vibe. It’s a funny track about just getting high, not getting into distractions and just plotting to get to the top!
Overall this album flowed perfectly. The tracks were placed in perfect order! It started off with hard hitting beats and lyricism and ended with a mellow vibe. The production, content and lyrics complimented each other. It was a cohesive and superior album (pun intended lol) that was curated by a creative individual that happens to be from my beautiful city of San Diego! Highly recommending checking out this album if you haven’t done so already!
Throne ft. Fade Green and Jokwin
“Still up in my zone
Cupping my throne
But sometimes that’s just not enough that I own
So ima keep doin this music shit
Till I break out of this bitch
Cuz i’m stuck in my home
But sometimes that just not enough that I know
That’s why I keep filling this stuff in my dome
No media can judges ,nothing but poems
And TED lectures the subject I’m on”
“My empire, bitch will not expire
This is phoenix fire
If it comes to a close
We will be reborn
After we fuckin implode
With a mean force and with something to show
There’s nothing to prove when there so much to gross
Nothing to lose when there’s so much to grow
And that’s why I keep poking and plotting your dome
Saying focus even if I gotta focus alone, I know!”
Sicario ft. B.O.L.O and Mac Dirrty
“Que confianza puede haber en un oportunista
Cuantos tienen que callar, soplones, periodistas!
Desde pistolero a morir listo
Pero antes vamos a dejar aqui, cagadero
Me perdonan pero asi me despido
Bajenme tocando el nuevo corrido
Echense una pura sin sal y dos bien armadas
Vivi por el mal que no pasa nada
Hasta sigan descontando mis triunfos
Todos los cabrones que quedaron difuntos
Haganme de cuenta que no hay sufrimiento
Sin vida eterna me fui con el viento
Cenizas a cenizas, cemento a cemento
Y de pronto sentir el perpetuo tormento!”
- Extraordinary ft. Riston Diggs
“My life is like livin an obstacle course
Gave her a drink and she went to her knees
I pull her back up, i’m like shorty believe
You gotta dream
You can achieve
She rollin her eyes n***a please”
- Light It Up ft. DreCat and Jokwin
“Light it up
When I get the mic
Instrumentals getting victimized
Kick so much heat as I spit the rhyme
That when I kill a beat it ain’t recognized
Straight melting shit I can’t help it
It’s that molten hand I got dealt with
See I’m full of magma like a volcano
When my dome explode
The pyroclastic flows
Melt the silicon of you plastic hoes
If you can’t get the heat don’t stand so close
Playing with fire that’s how you get burned
Fucking with me when the fuck you gon’ learn”
Thank you for reading my review. Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads!