Tom MacDonald
Deathreats


4.0
excellent

Review

by Philthereaper USER (12 Reviews)
June 19th, 2023 | 156 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Whiteboy rap at its finest

Hip-hop in 2023 is often dominated by superficial lyrics and repetitive beats. Tom MacDonald's album Deathreats, however, stands out as a bold and thought-provoking body of work that tackles important social issues head-on. Despite the controversies surrounding MacDonald and his artistry, it is essential to appreciate the depth and relevance of his writing in today's culture.

One of the most striking qualities of Deathreats is its unapologetic commentary on societal norms and the struggles faced by many individuals. MacDonald fearlessly addresses a range of topics, from political correctness and cancel culture to mental health and the impact of social media. Rather than conforming to the mainstream, he offers a unique perspective that encourages listeners to question what's commonly accepted. Unlike much of today's hip-hop music, which often glorifies materialism and violence, Tom MacDonald takes a refreshing departure from the norm here. His lyrics are full of introspection, empathy, and the purest form of raw honesty. He sheds light on his own life and struggles, showing the importance of focusing on mental health and reflecting on oneself. By doing so, he offers a counter to the excessive bravado, thuggery, and materialistic obsession prevalent in the mainstream, presenting a more real portrayal of human experiences.

Furthermore, MacDonald's lyrical prowess shines through in his ability to craft verses that resonate with his audience. He skillfully weaves intricate wordplay and clever metaphors into his songs, delivering his messages with impact and precision. His lines invite listeners to engage in critical thinking, challenging them to question their own beliefs and biases. Deathreats also serves as a critique of our hyperconnected world, where the constant pursuit of validation and the incessant barrage of information can have detrimental effects on our mental well-being. MacDonald addresses the pitfalls of social media and the pressure to conform to societal expectations, urging listeners to reflect on the consequences of our increasingly digitalized lives.

While some may find MacDonald's approach confrontational or polarizing, it is precisely these qualities that make Deathreats a vital addition to today's music landscape. By fearlessly addressing controversial topics and expressing his unique perspective, MacDonald sparks important conversations and challenges listeners to think beyond the confines of conventional wisdom. Deathreats is an album that demands attention for its social consciousness and relevance to today's culture. With his thought-provoking lyrics and commitment to being authentic, MacDonald stands apart from the crowd, as he offers a much needed alternative to the mainstream hip-hop narrative. It frankly doesn't matter where you stand; to deny his ability to push art forward and address today's pressing issues in hip-hop and mainstream culture is to deny reality.



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Philthereaper
June 19th 2023


42 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Welp, so long to my approval, but I had to get this one out.

Squiggly
June 19th 2023


1274 Comments


You really went there

You really reviewed Tom MacDonald

Ryus
June 19th 2023


37260 Comments


ha ha lol

veninblazer
June 19th 2023


16839 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

thanks for reminding me to 1 this I guess...jackass

Squiggly
June 19th 2023


1274 Comments


I will listen to this just to give it a counter review

Kompys2000
Emeritus
June 19th 2023


9471 Comments

Album Rating: 0.5

Death Rhett's

PotsyTater
June 19th 2023


10100 Comments


“ You really reviewed Tom MacDonald”

Positively

sneakers
June 19th 2023


1286 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

when based becomes cringe

sneakers
June 19th 2023


1286 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

posd tho

Sharenge
June 19th 2023


5314 Comments


fucking tards need to learn what "well written" means

sneakers
June 19th 2023


1286 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

btw tom mcdonald wanna make america great again but he from canada

PotsyTater
June 19th 2023


10100 Comments


??? It means “I agree” obviously

Kompys2000
Emeritus
June 19th 2023


9471 Comments

Album Rating: 0.5

My favorite detail about this guy is that he's a total COVID hawk, or at least was at some point in like 2021/22. Wouldn't do interviews with anyone who didn't have their vax card and everything. Iirc his girlfriend who like directs all his MVs is immune compromised so that made him hyper paranoid about it

sneakers
June 19th 2023


1286 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

a better detail about this guy is that he's like 5'4

Kompys2000
Emeritus
June 19th 2023


9471 Comments

Album Rating: 0.5

KILLSHOT PAHAHAHA

YoYoMancuso
Staff Reviewer
June 19th 2023


18908 Comments


what's the slur count on this bad boy

PotsyTater
June 19th 2023


10100 Comments


L O L SNEAK

Philthereaper
June 19th 2023


42 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah yeah I know rap isn't what I review a lot, but I had to.

ConcubinaryCode
June 19th 2023


7623 Comments


I'd say he's the anti macklemore but he kinda sucks too.

The Anti Brother Ali

zaruyache
June 19th 2023


27485 Comments


honestly how do you listen to the first track of him bitching about political correctness and say hell yes preach it king 4/5? delivery is dumb, beats are minimal and don't add anything to the music etc etc. like what actually is there to enjoy here honestly



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