Warm Brew
Warm Brew


3.5
great

Review

by Mr. Lean Mug USER (112 Reviews)
August 16th, 2011 | 11 replies | 5,832 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I wrote this because I saw that 4 Wiz Khalifa review and had a stroke. Now I'm paralyzed on the left side of my body u fuk

"Most of y'all new school niggas are dick riders. And uh, most of y'all old school niggas are dick riding the dick riders" Baby Boy Manu Li raps on "Go to School," a statement altogether too true of the hip-hop business. Manu Li, like his fellow members in Los Angeles rap collective the comfortingly-named Warm Brew, fancy themselves above such brackish practices- and based on their self-titled EP that won't hurt their integrity or success.

Warm Brew is an exercise in classic West Coast-sounding beats with soulful rapping with a meaningful message. "Doin' It Right" challenges HaLo's "Oh Really" for underground rap's feel-good song of 2011 thus far. MC-producer Espy, Serk Spliff, and Ray Wright discuss watching the Lakers, wishing of having a good singing voice, and the surprisingly down-to-earth dislike of bling over what can only be described as the most mellow beat on the album. The sun near-literally shines out of this track's ass. On "Victory" Warm Brew spouts about a night on the town, cleverly working in a clip of Riley from The Boondocks and a nod to Beverly Hills-based producer Alchemist.

Espy handled the production on the album, with the exception of a handful of songs, and it shows, as the EP is very cohesive as well as extremely chill. It's a very relaxing listen to say the least. Warm Brew's well-penned lyrics, and each rapper's unique yet laid-back flow mixes well with the production, making this at the very least one of the best sounding rap releases of the year.

Oh and there is a song called Tommy Pickles. I see no reason to go any further. Legal link to the album below.



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Hep Kat
August 16th 2011


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

http://www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/warm-brew-ep/


alternative summaries:

"warm brew is my odd future"

"do you like good beats? doubt it you're on sputnik"

"sputnik has the most shit taste in rap so help me"

"i wrote this in the browser in 5 minutes"

iFghtffyrdmns
August 16th 2011


7047 Comments


omg

taylormemer
August 16th 2011


4917 Comments


Review is great.

Hep Kat
August 16th 2011


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

so u guys are gonna go listen to 2 rapes right


i mean dis gud if u like good rapes and rapers

Hep Kat
August 16th 2011


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

bump

Hep Kat
August 16th 2011


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

[pathetic] bump



cmon guys deez sum gud choonz

Relinquished
August 16th 2011


24993 Comments


lol the summary

celestine
August 16th 2011


38 Comments


i take great pleasure in your summary; being your friend is probably like swimming in a lake of laughs

Tupik
August 25th 2011


671 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I had a great listen, nice find

Digging: Mick Jenkins - The Water[s]

Tupik
September 9th 2011


671 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Go To School is my song of the year

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
October 18th 2011


23816 Comments


good review

lold at the alternate summaries



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