Jaden Smith
Cool Tape Vol. 2


4.0
excellent

Review

by BSS USER (1 Reviews)
November 24th, 2014 | 39 replies


Release Date: 11/17/2014 | Tracklist


This should probably suck. It is the product of a 16 year old rapper who was only relevant in the first place because of his famous father, whose own rap career eventually descended into what was more of a running joke. Because of this, the prejudices many listeners hold against all that is wrong with “mainstream” hip-hop will instantly be reasons for them to hate it. I admit even I first listened to this in hopes of a good laugh when I saw the hype it was receiving on rap websites. However, I was surprised to find out that Cool Tape Vol 2 is surprisingly one of the best mixtapes to drop this year.

From a straight banger in “Fire” to a sprawling, emotional ode to a teenage crush in “Let It Breathe”, this tape has everything you could want from a hip-hop release. Jaden Smith’s flows may not be the most original you’ve ever heard, but they are very well executed and his lyrics keep your attention. In fact, everything on this mixtape is done well, from the smooth beats to the flawless singing from Jaden’s younger sister Willow (Just listen to “PCH” for proof). This tape might not change the face of hip-hop, but could we really expect that from a 16 year old" What this is is an incredibly enjoyable tape with few flaws, and the only complaint I’m left with is how short it is.


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BSS
November 24th 2014


36 Comments


Didn't proofread this, just had to make sure I put this out before the myriad of other reviews coming for it

HolidayKirk
November 24th 2014


1722 Comments


"Didn't proofread this, just had to make sure I put this out before the myriad of other reviews coming for it"

Protip: Don't do this.

BSS
November 24th 2014


36 Comments


i thought the sarcasm was well implied, my apologies

DropdeadWHA
November 24th 2014


1396 Comments


I can't take you seriously.

BSS
November 24th 2014


36 Comments


I swear I'm completely serious. I'm sure this isn't for everyone but I find it surprisingly enjoyable. Listen for yourself, stream and free download here:
http://www.datpiff.com/Jaden-Smith-Cool-Tape-Vol-2-mixtape.666618.html

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
November 24th 2014


18589 Comments


How Can Mixtapes Be Real If Our Ears Aren't Real

DirEnRefused
November 24th 2014


3534 Comments


Yeezus' has risen again

BSS
November 24th 2014


36 Comments


Thanks melonade, glad to see there are other people on this site who enjoy this.

SCREAM!
November 24th 2014


15756 Comments


"It is the product of a 16 year old rapper"

He turned 16 long ago

IronGiant
November 24th 2014


1617 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

god damn it I like this

BSS
November 24th 2014


36 Comments


Yea July, very long time ago lol. Check Wikipedia or IMDB.

SCREAM!
November 24th 2014


15756 Comments


guess that reference went over your head

BSS
November 24th 2014


36 Comments


I guess so. What exactly are you referencing?

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
November 24th 2014


56543 Comments


" famous father, whose own rap history was more of a running joke than a career."

ummmm his stuff with Jazzy Jeff is quite good and rather influential

Digging: Venom Prison - Samsara

SCREAM!
November 24th 2014


15756 Comments


More of his "famous" tweets kind of like Frip did. Specifically this one:

"It's Your Birthday" Mateo Said. I Didn't Respond. "Are You Not Excited To Be 15" He Asked. Reading My Book I Uttered "I Turned 15 Long Ago"

Dunpeal
November 24th 2014


4185 Comments


natural born rapper right hurrrr

BSS
November 24th 2014


36 Comments


@Scream!: Ah, I had no idea anyone cared about his twitter, probably because I don't have one.

@Trebor: I was referring to his solo career, but I guess you make a decent point.
Edit: I rephrased that sentence, hopefully it's more accurate now.

SCREAM!
November 24th 2014


15756 Comments


neither do I but his tweets are sort of internet famous

http://onehallyu.com/topic/27172-someone-compiled-jaden-smiths-tweets/

Let
November 24th 2014


1608 Comments


BSS, you have to check his tweets, they're some next level philosophical shit.

Dunpeal
November 24th 2014


4185 Comments


yea. he puts terrence mckenna to shame



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