Saturday, January 29, 2011
Yon L.I. Mixtape Review
Yon L.I. proudly proclaims on his latest mixtape that he has a song for every category. Let's check the validity of this statement and discuss his overall project.
What does one rap about? Lifestyle? Money? Partying? Ambitions? World Events? If art imitates life, then Yon L.I. raps about his fight first then don't ask questions later friends, and his turbulent relationship with a overly promiscuous women he grew fond of. While his confidence enables him to comfortably give energy to his tracks, the content suffers. The songs would have workable similes but lack lasting metaphors and vivid imagery. Life for him appears simplistic because he rarely gives mention to any fashion, partying, technology or preference to vehicles. Luckily the artist that are featured give the track what Yon L.I. didn't deliver.
His best shines forth when he speaks of his ambitions. His flow over the Tribe Called Quest beat makes you believe that he respected that group and wanted to continue the positive, thought provoking messages and lighthearted flow that made them unforgettable.
To some Yon L.I. up you would pay attention because when he speaks he brings life to his delivery flow. Yet, you would lose him with his displacement of concept. Yon L.I.'s mixtape should be best listened to for his elementary street endeavors over hyperactive beats.