MellowHype
BLACKENEDWHITE (Re-Release)


4.5
superb

Review

by whatshisname USER (13 Reviews)
October 7th, 2011 | 20 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: MellowHype drops a rap album of the year contender, and proves OFWGKTA is deeper than just Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt.

MellowHype consists of two Odd Future Wolf Gang members Left Brain and Hodgy Beats. In my opinion Hodgy Beats is quite under-rated when it comes to everyone in OFWKTA. With the release (Or rather, re-realease) of BLACKENEDWHITE, maybe people will finally realize Odd Future isn't just Tyler and Earl.

The album opens with Primo. It's one of the more relaxed songs on the album, which make you realize just how good Hodgy and Left Brain are at writing lyrics. The beat is haunting with how the pitch changes. All in all a good song. The next song, Gunsounds (No, that's not a typo) is one of my favorites. The beat is fantastic and upbeat, and Hodgy's rapping flows perfectly with it. Again the lyrics are clever and fantastic. "Brain" features fellow OF rapper Domo Genesis. In my opinion he's alright. Not really special, just average. He doesn't add much to the song, and it's a decent offering.

"64" is by FAR the best song on the album. Everything from the beat, to the way Hodgy raps to it, this song works brilliantly. This song also contains some of, if not the best lyrics if the album. With a knock out chorus, this is the choice song from this album. "Deaddeputy" (Again, not a typo) is one of the songs that really shows off Hodgy's flow and skill when it comes to rapping. He flows flawlessly through the fast beat with clever lyrics yet again. "Igotagun" (C'mon now guys...) is another fantastic song from the album. Just like Deaddeputy, it shows off Hodgy's and Left Brain's writing, along with the great flow Hodgy possesses.

"*** the Police" (Stylized as 'F666 the Police', clever guys.....) features OF leader, Tyler, The Creator. This song features everyone (Hodgy, Left Brain, and Tyler) all rapping individual parts, and if flows together fantastically. The chorus is kind of annoying, but still great. Rico features OF member Frank Ocean, who is actually an R&B singer. He doesn't fit nearly as well as he does on "She" (By Tyler, The Creator), and almost brings the song down in a way. The final track, "Circus" is a great way to end the album. It has a beat where you can't tell if it's portraying a happy, or sad mood. Left Brain does a great job rapping his part.

MellowHype deserves just as much recognition as Tyler and Earl of OF. Definitely check out this album.



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climactic
October 7th 2011


19975 Comments


cant be better than the original

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whatshisname
October 7th 2011


179 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I do thing the original is/was better, but that already had a review, and the re release didn't.

Transient
October 7th 2011


1461 Comments


learn how to use commas

StrizzMatik
October 7th 2011


3229 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Could have been much better.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
October 7th 2011


28812 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

mellowhype








BLACKENEDWHITE





















fuck em all


















have a good night

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lucasjcockcroft
October 7th 2011


3714 Comments


domo, mike G. OF is full of great artist

kitsch
October 7th 2011


5107 Comments


this looks like it sucks fat balls

NigelH
October 7th 2011


1571 Comments


The original slays this. Right Here and Chordaroy are two of the best songs on the album and they left them off the re-release....da fuck?

Idnuf
October 8th 2011


1491 Comments


stupid intro
tbt
no substantial description of anything

neg

Counterfeit
November 24th 2011


17819 Comments


this is like a 3 based on the cleaned mix but otherwise fuck this originals way better

Needsmoarbreakdowns
February 21st 2012


109 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@NigelH Chordaroy was left off because Earl's mom wouldn't let them release any songs with his vocals

chesse13
February 21st 2012


4301 Comments


this could be soooooooooo much better, i love hodgy, but hopefully next time it will be killer

Needsmoarbreakdowns
February 21st 2012


109 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^ Same dude, I'm really looking forward to Numbers later this year!

chesse13
February 21st 2012


4301 Comments


they have something new coming out?

Needsmoarbreakdowns
February 21st 2012


109 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, I think they're releasing a new album this summer

someguest
March 2nd 2012


21388 Comments


had a great time driving around blasting this today

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oltnabrick
August 2nd 2012


31550 Comments


Why does this have a review?

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joshuahuntkc
September 13th 2012


1612 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Numbers 10/9 I should have a review of it up soon after its release.

oltnabrick
September 16th 2012


31550 Comments


Marking my calendar now

YakNips
August 18th 2013


13192 Comments


Bananas, I peel em all

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