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BEAT TAPE TO PEEP: DRAG N DROP by NICKLAUS GRAY


the track titles are either beat file names, apartment numbers or both


Legends have already been shared of Nicklaus Gray's beat contest prowess and I'd been waiting for a nice heaping 10 track serving of them just like this. His stuff is thunderous with a lot of cool electronic melody and often interesting angles like well-incorporated sirens, one-time counter-melody sections, elastic evolving basslines and more all that come together to form a beat-tape that really flows like one big piece to me, like a symphony. 

I have to stop myself from writing a book whenever I write about the remarkable young men that comprise the IE's Over Everything Collective but suffice to say, you should put this tape on and vibe, flow, smoke; I found it great for all that.

Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is a staff writer for Zus Entertainment, a Jooseboxx and Untapped Hip-Hop contributor, and member of the Inland Empire, California based nerdcore hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers

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