BY: GABY MORENO
Artist: Milky Wayne and Skinny Veny
Album: The Hideous
Release Date: December 28, 2018
Buy/Stream album: All Platforms
Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,
Today I will be reviewing Milky Wayne and Skinny Veny’s EP, “The Hideous”. They are a producer and rapper duo based out of San Diego. This EP consists of 8 tracks with a running time of 19 minutes. Milky Wayne is the one who bless us with the melodic, mellow, chill and at times grimey production throughout the project. While Skinny Veny raps about various topics from drug addiction, hitting rock bottom and persevering. He has punchlines and rhymes that have a dark sense of humor.
I have seen both Skinny Veny and Milky Wayne at hip hop events in San Diego, but never really had a conversation. I recently went to a hip hop show at Bar Pink where Milky Wayne was DJin a set. I went up to him and introduced myself. He is a very chill and humble dude. He was kind enough and gave me a physical copy of The Hideous EP. I finally had some time to listen to it and cruise to it!
One of the standout tracks for me is, “I Ain’t the One”, very introspective. This track is about how Veny battled with using drugs and going through tough times. Then another dope track is, “What You Need” it has a catchy hook. The beat on this track is sort of grimey, which is the main reason I love it! Skinny also spits pure lyricism, “Life path to the left hand/No Ouija board or Pentagrams”. Another track that is dope is, “Money.Sleep”, Veny raps that positivity will keep you free and making your own money as well so you don’t have to be a slave to no one! Favorite line is off that song, “Euphoria the weakness/Therapeutic thesis”. I also loved the sheep sample on the track, it went with the theme and it was funny! Also I believe the intro to that track sampled a bus stop saying, “University” which is genius! Another track I liked was, “Sour Cream” it has a soulful vibe, whatever the sample is I dug it!
Overall Skinny and Milky bring out the best out of each other. They have a lot of dope chemistry together. You can tell the tracks flow together effortlessly. It’s like a movie, the transitions are seamless. You can tell this project was not forced. It’s like Milky Wayne knew sonically where Veny wanted to go and Veny did the rest on his verses. Go support this project that dropped at the end of 2018. Go stream, listen or buy it! Give them a follow @realmilkywayne and @skinnyveny to keep up on their latest music and next events they will be at!
Thank you for reading my review. Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz and Facebook!