KALEL - ONE KNIGHT UNDER STARS(HEAT CHECK ALBUM REVIEW)

March 28, 2018

 

 

1. READY

Are you 'Ready' for this album because we are...and the beat just dropped sheesh let's go!

So we give a "pair of D like we Marlon Wayans." is a clever as hell line.

Kalel rides this production perfectly!

This second verse has a Michelangelo and Austin Powers reference..who else does that.

BANGER REVIEW: 8.5/10

     

2. ENDLESS

Starting off track number 2 with a dark yet similar style beat.

There's an aggressive feel to this one but there's a confidence to it!

He can sing too..this ending will have you feeling like your in orbit playing Rainbow Road on Mario Kart.

 

BANGER REVIEW: 7.5/10.0

    

3. ONE HUNNID

"But i been saying this is my year for like the past couple of years."

Ain't that the truth we're always saying it's our year because if we didn't think it was..what would be the point?

That chorus is PURE FUEGO...has a very Hopsin-esque flow it!

He snaps on this second verse, delivery and wordplay completely on point.

    

BANGER REVIEW: 8.5/10.0

 

4. FOR FOREIGN GIRLS ft IDK

So far this beats have been outer space, dark, and full of synths..don't hear this sound too much from the DMV.

Ad libs are hilarious and well placed on Kalel's verse.

IDK is featured on here so you know they're about to go in! Okay this that hype track for the clubs..unreal!

"I'm tighter than Heavy D in 7 jeans." BARS.

No one flows like IDK in the game right now that's we think he'll get a spot on the XXL Freshman List!

BANGER REVIEW: 8.0/10.0

    

5. RIDIN ft SON KOI

Vibes switched up to this super laid back chill type beat..light one up and get lost in this one!

Just heard some A$AP Rocky influence in that first verse along with a reference to freeze tag the best recess game back in the day.

Throwback sound but with modern flows, this is an easy listen!

Never heard of Son Koi but really dig the way he layers his voice on this..deff gonna check him out!

 

BANGER REVIEW: 7.5/10.0

 

6. D.U.I. INTERLUDE

Smooth beat but just some samples were used can't really include this..but it'll clean the musical palette for what's next!

 

BANGER REVIEW: NA

 

7. HONOR ROLL

Back to the future we go with the wavy beat!

This hook sounds like some Pink Floyd type delivery..woah!

Nothing like this on the tape yet, the cadences he stresses at the end of each word works well!

Smart writing with "I'm on a roll/I'm honor roll." double meaning.

Just realized there's a piano in here and without it the song would not be the same.

 

BANGER REVIEW: 7.5/10

 

8. WASHINGTON BLVD

Starting off with a dope sample of a woman singing that is being looped throughout the track now.

Wasn't feeling the first verse too much but then he switched flows with the "I fiend for the flashy cars."

A Dow Jones, Wolverine & Hulk Hogan reference..fire!

The NBA name drops were smooth and witty as hell too!

 

BANGER REVIEW: 8.0/10

 

9. BAD RELIGION ft JETT BAILEY

The Kid Cudi influence is real on this chorus.

"i know people change but that's on you to blame." ALL FACTS.

Kalel links up with another DMV native that's the homie Jett Bailey!

They both executed their flows perfectly, issa vibe.

 

BANGER REVIEW: 8.5/10

 

10. TIL DAWN

This beat build up is intense can't wait to see when it drops..

Just dropped and it's a motivational banger from dusk til dawn work til we on!

Kalel attacked the beat with some tenacity and precision, bump this in the whip and it's over.

 

BANGER REVIEW: 8.5/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Overall: 8.0/10🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

 

All we can say is wow after listening to this project. 'One Knight Under Stars' is a very fitting name because this is the type of tape you throw on for a late night drive or just chillin' outside bumpin it with the fam.

There are no tracks that need to be skipped because each song fits the vibe and theme of this piece of art.

Every feature came on here and did their thing without overshadowing, especially Jett & IDK the songs they were on were tailor made for them.

Production was completely on point from the piano playing throughout 'Honor Roll' to make it feel more layered .

To the chilled out Wiz type feel 'Ridin' everything about this tape was well planned and executed.

Catch us having this on repeat all summer '18!

We know the math "says' it's an 8..but in reality it's closer to 9..impeccable tape.

The DMV and Wale better watch out because there's a new king running things, his name is King Kalel.

 

 

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