Onyx
#WakeDaFucUp


4.0
excellent

Review

by benjamin thortenburger USER (14 Reviews)
April 9th, 2014 | 26 replies


Release Date: 03/18/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An exercise in testosterone, only hampered by the hashtag

It's been a long wait, but now Onyx is back, and they still are kicking *ss. Onyx is a hardcore group straight out the Upper East(NYC). Their main thing is old-school hip-hop, except more badass. What makes them so badass? I'm going to answer that with another question:how many rappers are able to remain threatening after making a Looney Tunes reference? Answer: 2:Stickyfingaz, because he's in that upper level of hardcore; and Tyler the Creator, because he's f-cking creepy.

Every song is musical thunder and the beats harken back to that old-school East-Coast feel combined with Onyx's trademark reckless energy that could wake anyone up within seconds, and the choruses, as expected, are of that fist pumping variety where Onyx as a group chants, or more appropriately, MANts with such power that Billie Joe Armstrong might actually re-grow a pair from listening to this.

However, there are problems, mainly, nobody's on the intro, which automatically makes it gay. There's also a hashtag of all things on the title. Which makes it seem like Onyx is trying to make themselves more feminine as if their testosterone will overflow and turn them into the big bulging mutation from Akira(which would be awesome). And that's legitimately about it.

All in all, this is a rare hip-hop album will make you it's b*tch, the only way it could've been manlier would be if it was from Finland. Also: it's free.

http://stickyfingaz.bandcamp.com/album/wakedafucup



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SharkTooth
April 9th 2014


4606 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Feature this

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SharkTooth
April 9th 2014


4606 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Troll negs, gotta love 'em

HolidayKirk
Contributing Reviewer
April 9th 2014


1629 Comments


That hashtag in the title is the saddest shit I've ever seen.

SharkTooth
April 9th 2014


4606 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I know, Onyx is a hardcore hip-hop group, they have no business with hashtags

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
April 9th 2014


3459 Comments


What makes the, so badass? I'm going to answer that with another question:how many rappers are able to remain threatening after making a Looney Tunes reference? Answer: Stickyfingaz.


so wait how does he remain threatening after a looney tunes reference? it's not entirely clear from this. plus I'm sure Tyler the Creator or someone could do that and still be kinda threatening

(incomplete sentence notwithstanding obvs)

RoyalImperialGuard
April 9th 2014


1323 Comments


Feature this (2)

SharkTooth
April 9th 2014


4606 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@brostep
1.because he is awesome enough to do that
2.I'll add Tyler

SharkTooth
April 9th 2014


4606 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fixed

ASnideReturns
April 9th 2014


4958 Comments


Lmao
Is this real

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WatchItExplode
April 9th 2014


3264 Comments


SLAM!

duh duhduh

SharkTooth
April 9th 2014


4606 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@Snide I am being 87.999% serious in this review,

the only not-so-serious part would be the one with Billie Joe Armstrong, because his future in manliness is quite uncertain.

ASnideReturns
April 9th 2014


4958 Comments


Review was funny but I have a serious pet peeve about hashtags in music titles so I won't be listening to this.

Dylan620
April 9th 2014


1015 Comments


Hashtags need to leave music forever. Unless they're used in some way that's brilliantly ironic, in which case it's (somewhat) excusable.

ASnideReturns
April 9th 2014


4958 Comments


Hashtags need to leave music forever. [2]

SharkTooth
April 9th 2014


4606 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Hashtags need to leave music forever. Unless they're used in some way that's brilliantly ironic, in which case it's (somewhat) excusable."
What's especially sad is that these guys have been active for 20 years, and haven't changed for the worse (in this album) in any sort of way, EXCEPT for that stupid hashtag


SharkTooth
April 9th 2014


4606 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I apologize for spelling mistakes, my iPad has a horrid spell-checker which fucks with everything

bloc
April 9th 2014


34873 Comments


Bacdafucup is amazing but this wasn't that great

SharkTooth
April 9th 2014


4606 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's really good for a comeback album though

bloc
April 9th 2014


34873 Comments


Yeah that's true

Jips
April 10th 2014


1129 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I enjoyed this...

Sticky has some great lines.

"I SCREAM SO MUCH, I TYPE IN ALL CAPS, YALL COULDNT FUCK WITH ME IF I WAS WRITING YOUR RAPS!"



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