Nacho Picasso and Avatar Darko
Vampsterdam


4.0
excellent

Review

by Sobhi Youssef EMERITUS
September 24th, 2013 | 48 replies


Release Date: 06/12/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Baby I'm a Vampire

Not only did Nacho Picasso release three albums in the past year and a half - he released three brilliantly produced records absolutely brimming with the most innovative punchline rapping known to man. But while For the Glory, Lord of the Fly, and Exalted were technical marvels with respect to quality versus volume, they still lacked a certain distinguishing factor to elevate their content beyond gimmickry. The beats, courtesy of Blue Sky Black Death, effectively dabbled in the still-developing tropes of cloud-rap and trap, yet Picasso's rapping lacked enough of a coherent structure to truly enhance this backdrop to its fullest potential. Vampsterdam mostly solves this problem by giving Nacho Picasso the energy of Avatar Darko to, well, feed upon. The interplay between the two is natural, giving room on the mic for Picasso to breathe with ample hooks to transition from - as opposed to filling up four minutes with constant punchlines about drugs or dicks/ using them. Araab Muzik, Raised Byy Wolves, and Clams Casino (among others) man the boards alongside a solitary beat from Blue Sky Black Death; the minor stylistic differences between each producer also help to differentiate Vampsterdam from its predecessors with less slow-tempo monotony. As a whole, the record is a marked improvement that truly showcases Picasso's potential to dethrone Weezy as the king of the punchline (hopefully not too hard now that his brain has been completely transplanted by syzzurp).



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YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
September 24th 2013


1684 Comments


That artist name holy crap.

oltnabrick
September 24th 2013


31281 Comments


this finally gets a review!!


thank you sobhi

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guitarded_chuck
September 24th 2013


3275 Comments


good stuff sobro

NickelbackFTL
September 24th 2013


230 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice review. This is one of the most overlooked hip hop releases of the year.

bloc
September 24th 2013


34998 Comments


Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooie

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
September 24th 2013


23965 Comments


I was kind of surprised Nacho Picasso didn't blow up more than he did.

nice review, I'll definitely be listening to this eventually.

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FourthReich
September 24th 2013


18048 Comments


at least there's no dick on the cover

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kingsoby1
Emeritus
September 24th 2013


4951 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

thanks bros i hope u r all having a wonderful evening

Gyromania
September 24th 2013


15967 Comments


this is really good. love goose bumps

MrElmo
September 24th 2013


1955 Comments


Album artwork/name almost reminds me of a gabber record

Calc
September 24th 2013


12296 Comments


lol castlevania cover

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Hep Kat
September 24th 2013


15356 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i dig it

EaglesBecomeVultures
September 24th 2013


5268 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yeah soby

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Casablanca
September 24th 2013


262 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

RAH is my shit! Love the interplay between the two. Good review sobhi.

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BallsToTheWall
September 24th 2013


44789 Comments


I dig this album a bit. Good review.

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EaglesBecomeVultures
September 24th 2013


5268 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

need to be on the lookout for new raised byy wolves production, could be something special

kingsoby1
Emeritus
September 24th 2013


4951 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

yeah all the producers on this are tight

Hep Kat
September 24th 2013


15356 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

the first araabmuzik beat trap master shit

daIceman
September 25th 2013


404 Comments


I listened to Exalted mostly because Nacho not BSBD beats... LP was one of the best last year...much better than this one

Hep Kat
September 25th 2013


15356 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

not so fast ice mane



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