Everybody’s favorite Nephew, Nephew Sam, drives sleekly on “CARS & STARS.”
“Friends” is an anthem that will hit you differently if all of your homies are winning.
I’m not going to lie, the more and more that I play “Friends,” the more and more I f**k with it. While it may take a while for you to catch the song’s vibes, once you do, you will think that the song is the catchiest, the hardest, and the most unique banger on this EP.
I absolutely f**k with the tricky flows that Nephew raps with on “Friends.” It almost sounds like he isn’t trying, but at the same time, like he is trying to toy with our ears.
The screwed up version of “Friends” makes so much sense, to me.
“Pop” is a bouncy banger that features nothing but reckless, braggadocios, and hood-certified lyrics by both Nephew Sam and Kidincuse. To be more specific, the two rappers remind the world that they are richer, triller, and more savage than us in the song.
While you’re going to f**k with the big-boy lyrics that both Nephew and Kidincuse gifts us with in “Pop,” it’s the smooth flows that they rap with that catches my attention the most (There flows are so smooth, you will believe they are sticks of butter).
1. RAP LIKE SPORT
Nephew Sam talks his s**t both ruthlessly and effectively on “Rap Like Sport.”
Nephew Sam and Gabe Gizz have been creating heat together these last couple of years. In “Rap Like Sport,” the latter hooks the former up with a semi-ferocious/flute-heavy beat, and what the latter does with it is hit us with sly flows, clever sports-related double entendres, and lyrics that should make runner-ups feel jealous.
I’m a major sports fan, so I’m probably biased towards “Rap Like Sport.”
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. POP (4/5)
2. FRIENDS (4/5)
3. RAP LIKE SPORT (4/5)
4. YOU BE DRINKING POP SLOWED (3/5)
5. FRIENDS THAT ARE SLOWED (4/5)
6. RAP LKE IM SLOWED (3/5)
CARS & STARS is a good mix between gangsta and gracious, lyrical and not-so lyrical, and modern and old school. For the most part, Nephew Sam cruises his way to the finish line of the album, taking unruly turns only when it calls for it. In other words, for the most part, Sam stays in his mellow rap lane but also hits us with killer punchlines and lyrics that are both clever and appealing. He also does a great job of conveying his morals and beliefs to us through his bars. Though the EP is only six tracks long (Technically, there are only three original songs), I think Sam accomplishes a lot on it.
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.