REJECT - GYPSY MAMBA
Updated: May 4
Prepare for a trip every time you bump a new Mamba tape.
Halfway through this album I was thinking, “yeah dude has styles- this is dope.”The aggressive updated dubstep of "Fluffy" hits early on. Followed by almost island-pop melodies and vibes in "My Space". So you're nodding your head and grooving to these dope tunes and then a few songs later you realize…he’s not just mixing music styles, he’s mixtaping with your emotions and movie scoring your life. One song it’s like, “aight this is some floydian beat-scene doodling, cool”, the next it’s like, “oh I would rap to this”, the next moment it’s like “yeah I really regret that moment from when I was in 7th grade“ and the next it’s like “you know, I DON’T wanna go to space!” and other wild mood swings. The feature from Nicklaus Gray is a really unique and dope joint.
In attempting to classify this record, I’m underselling it. Mamba has been down his own musical jam rabbitholes for years in public for us all to see (just peep his discog) so this is an expert safari tour guide taking you through his newest personal jungle of sound. Few people make being banging and thoughtful simultaneously look this easy but Mamba does it. This is smart, trippy and satisfying electronic music, dig in.
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 nerdculture hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers