Domo Genesis
Rolling Papers


4.0
excellent

Review

by Julien Loeper USER (71 Reviews)
November 30th, 2010 | 55 replies | 26,226 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Rolling Papers follows the tradition of modern day stoner rap such as Whiz Khalifa but with 10 times the effort.

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

Domo Genesis is the member in Odd Future who you don't really notice. He's not as outright violent as Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler The Creator, nor is he as excitingly weird as Hodgy Beats or Mike G. Domo Genesis really only has one gimmick going for him, and that's his love of weed. Domo really has a love for the green herb, so he chooses to rap about it. Sure there's plenty other subject matter on Rolling Papers, but weed is the central topic. He follows in the footsteps of Whiz Khalifa and Smoke DZA but raps about 10 times better. If you were to compare Odd Future to Wu-Tang, then Domo would be the Inspectah Deck of the group; he always comes hard, but isn't as noticed or innovative as the other members. Rolling Papers really is Domo's show, despite the various guest spots, and his skills really come into the light here

Mr. Genesis has a stretched drawl and mid-paced flow similar to that of many modern rappers. Unlike those other rappers, his words are clear and concise and his lyrics are clever. He shows lyrical skills throughout with interesting punchlines and weed-obsessed lyrics. On "Domier" he raps about how "high as the sky" he is when he lights up a blunt over a synth beat that sounds like it was played through a telephone. Another track where his lyrics shine is "Super Market" where he goes into a back-and-forth rap battle with Tyler The Creator and destroys him with lines like "Nigga i'm a samurai, cut your skinny ass in half/look up the aftermath/blow some hash and laugh". Domo gets creative with his wordplay throughout, bringing up hipsters, tacos, blunts, ninjas, Asian whores, and more throughout. Mr. Genesis really comes off as someone who knows what he's talking about, unlike other rappers that claim they smoke weed(looking at you Kottonmouth Kings).

Rolling Papers isn't just great lyrically, the beats are pushing the boundaries of hip-hop. Lots of electronic-based, synth-laced beats are peppered in with haunting piano playing courtesy of Wolf Haley(Tyler). There's a reggae-tinged number, cuts with epic Pete Rock-style horns, and wacky electronica beats splattered on as background music for a laid-back album. The music is very relaxing and stoner-friendly, as the beats are like an audio version of being high; it's a weird and hallucinatory collection of tracks to rap over. Wolf Haley really knows how to compliment Domo's stoner-friendly lyrics with equally stoner-friendly music. I'd say this has the best beats out of any Odd Future release.

As good as this album is, it's still going to be slept on by the masses who think Whiz Khalifa is better than this. They're two similar artists sure, but Domo puts more work and effort into his craft than Whiz ever will. Rolling Papers is really amazing, whether high or sober. Overall, Domo creates one of the best, if most slept on, release in the Odd Future camp's ever growing collection of music.



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Urinetrouble
December 1st 2010



5754 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it was between this, or Yelaqolf-Trunk Muzik. Really felt like doing this one so yeah. Fucking domo genesis has become my 2nd favorite in odd future

iisblackstar
December 1st 2010



431 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice review mate has a couple awkward sentences though. This album is great love supermarket.

cvlts
December 1st 2010



8954 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

jus picked this up but have yet to listen. will do

pos

iranscam
December 1st 2010



469 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

2nd best OF release just sayin

iranscam
December 1st 2010



469 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

it's not really his main lyrical focus, it's just a theme that runs throughout it

iisblackstar
December 1st 2010



431 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah its not as weed oriented as i first thought...Domo has an awesome song on the Radical album as well, think its called Salute

Fort23
December 1st 2010



2474 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

yeah salute. this is a great album. clear eyes is sooo awesome.

and you should really get this 36.

igloodude
December 1st 2010



398 Comments


"When I cock the beam back, I'm aimin' for Supreme hats."

Fort23
December 1st 2010



2474 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

go to hell i mean that.
burn you like greenbacks.

StrizzMatik
December 2nd 2010



3175 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Fucking GREAT album! The BEST smoke sesh album in years actually. You should edit the review though - Left Brain and Tyler equally produced this album. Supermarket, Rolling Papers, Domier, and SteamRoller slay all day

Digging: United Nations - The Next Four Years

iisblackstar
December 2nd 2010



431 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

might up this to a 4 i think.. its growing on me recently

DhA
December 4th 2010



421 Comments


Last Roll is so good.

qwe3
December 15th 2010



21353 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is so good

Urinetrouble
December 15th 2010



5754 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it is that good

patroneyes
December 15th 2010



1919 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i have so much OF i need to pick up

StrizzMatik
December 16th 2010



3175 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

^^ it's all free so get to DLing

Inveigh
December 17th 2010



24800 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this sounds great

I love all the other OF releases that I've heard

qwe3
December 17th 2010



21353 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

super market makes me laugh so fucking hard

Inveigh
December 17th 2010



24800 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yeeeeah i'll be gettin this ish tonight doe (along with the new Ghostface, which I'm super bummed I didn't get before I left for work this morning)

qwe3
December 17th 2010



21353 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

im a mother fuckin monster
fuck talkin ill stab you with this fucking rocket launcher



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