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DraMatiQue: “Kill The Game Mixtape” Giving West Coast Rap Some Renewed Notability

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Posted March 12, 2013 by Peter Burns in Hiphop

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Production
95%


Arrangement
95%


Songwriting
95%


Performance
0%


Appeal
95%


Total Score
76%


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Our Review

DraMatiQue began writing and performing songs during his high school period, quickly discovering his creativity and passion for music. Shortly thereafter, he released his first LP featuring BenFlowz. The album received rave reviews across the USA; including a feature in the indie hip hop section of “THE SOURCE” magazine as well as other music publications. […]

by Peter Burns
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DraMatiQue began writing and performing songs during his high school period, quickly discovering his creativity and passion for music. Shortly thereafter, he released his first LP featuring BenFlowz. The album received rave reviews across the USA; including a feature in the indie hip hop section of “THE SOURCE” magazine as well as other music publications. The positive feedback from the album has also earned DraMatiQue recognition as GoTv networks.com’s HIP HOP OFFICIAL ARTIST OF THE WEEK as well as promotional appearances on various radio stations including the L.A. WAKE UP SHOW hosted by Sway and Tec on Power 106 FM. He has also opened for acts such as A+, Mc Breed, Talib Kweli, WuTang Clan, Mims, and Tha Alkaholiks.

The debut mixtape from West Coast rap artist DraMatiQue ( drah*mad*dick ),”Kill The Game Mixtape” is hosted by DJ Omega Red and boasts features from A$e Card, Haze, Corey Drums, Official, Petey Popoff, Young C.E.O.z., and others, along with stellar production from Beats Planet, Kajmir Royale and Stompboxx Music.

If you are looking for something that sounds better than the commercial radio hip hop stuff, you need to get this. It has a classic 90’s vibe but is modern and unique. The album flows track into track, nonstop. “Kill The Game Mixtape” deals out some creative and mind-blowing motifs, as DraMatiQue brings some cool story lines without compromising lyrics and without forcing himself on the beats. The lyrics, beats, and flow combine to make great music. You can tell he and the producers had fun making this album, as its overflowing with effects, samples and all the bells and whistles possible.

DraMatiQue’s debut effort materializes just at the right time to give West Coast rap some renewed notability. You can tell so much work has gone into this album. Every song on this is close to perfection, the lyrics, the vocals, and the production, while a stellar job was done with the mixing; the sound is loud, full, and enjoyable, and the featured artists and guests fit perfectly. DraMatiQue’s narrative is incredibly detailed, yet easily comprehensible. Thanks to this album’s sheer density, there is something new to discover on every listen.

The album is one that can’t truly be appreciated without listening completely, as you need to hear and fully understand the whole project. Disjointedly picking and choosing standout tracks would be wrong, but there are some pretty catchy works that would triumph as remixed single releases, like:  “Neva Let Go ft. The Fray ( prod. by Kajmir Royale ),” “AfterLife ft. Ghost Clique Haze ( prod. by Kajmir Royale ),” “PaperChasin’ ft. Young C.E.O.z ( prod. by Stompboxx Music ),” “LemonFace ft. Corey Drums Petey Popoff ( prod. by Stompboxx Music ),” “Swaggeriffic ( prod. by Kajmir Royale ),” “Insanity ft. Dido ( prod. by Kajmir Royale)” and “Say Sumethin Dirty ft. Hersh ( prod. by Beats Planet ).” However there are a total of 16 swashbuckling tracks to wallow in.

On his debut mixtape, DraMatiQue shows that he’s an up-and-coming West Coast rap artist, whose aim is broad, and who knows how to hit the marks. I suggest you pick up your own copy of “Kill The Game Mixtape” today!

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