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Album Review: Juggernauts by RE: Verse (Massaka & Ayok)

Posted by Underground On Top on February 15, 2016 at 5:15 PM




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"Juggernauts" is a well rounded album that UOT highly recommends checking out. If you are into bars and punchlines this is the right album for you. However the album is not limited to just bars. Throughout it you will come across solid story telling tracks such as, "Lost & Found" & "Nightmares", as well as tracks like, "Adrenaline", where the artists are just going in showing off their lyrical talent. 
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Was the album perfect? No, of course not. Not many are these days but this album shows the potential of two artists who are surely on their way. "Juggernauts" is diverse, it makes you think, and it has a little bit of something for all types of hip hop fans. Key features really helped shape it into a solid project with appearances from the Grind Mode affliates and artists like Ree Dot Ma who blew us away. UOT rates this one an 8 out of 10! Make sure to pick it up!

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Juggernauts -  The rap duo wastes no time getting things jumping with the intro track to the album, "Juggernauts".  This track really set the pace for the album. If you are a hip hop head like ourselves, who loves bars, methophors, punchlines, and all that clever goodness. This is definitely an album you want to continue listening to. 

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Fight Back - We really enjoyed the aggression on this track. Both Massaka & AYOK bring the bars as they go back and forth on the beat. The hook has a strong build up, it really pulls you in and connects you to the song itself.  It will leave you with a new sense of motivation. 

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Champion Ft. Ms Nita - "Champion" started out a little slow for us at first. The first verse was solid but was lacking something and just didn't grab our attention right away. It is one of those verses that you have to listen to a few times to fully appreciate. It's importance to the track is only seen after the track has completed. 

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But then the second verse comes in and really pulls this song together and makes you nod your head. The hook was great, it really connects the dots on this one and gives you a strong feeling of what this album is about. 

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Spotlight - "SpotLight" is a key track on the, "Juggernauts" album. This one give you different style  from the first 3 that you just listened too. A real chill beat that allows for the two artists to really go in on it and switch up the flow. Well delivered from beginning to end with a killer hook that will stay stuck in your head long after you have finished listening to the album. 

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Questions - This one will refresh your memory and hip hop history knowledge. The title of the song says it all, "Questions". All the "what if's" that you can think of are noted on this track. It is asking what would it be like if some of the great moments in hip hop never happend such as Travis investing in Tech or DMX never getting hooked on crack. Things that have really affected the community whether it be bad or good. 

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We highly recommend listening to this one. The concept of the track alone is intriquing and we think a lot of the fans more into the underground and independent scene will enjoy it. Props to Re: Verse! It was refreshing hearing something different that really makes you think and appreciate Hip Hop. 

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Legends Never Die  ft. Passionate MC & Andrea Leclaire - Bars! From the beginning to the end of this track they are coming hard with bars and more bars! Andrea Leclaire killed it with her graceful and uplifting sound!

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The track also featured Passionate MC. If you are a fan of Passionate MC you will appreciate his verse on this one. He didn't hold nothing back and gives one of the most memorable verses on the album. 

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Lost & Found ft. Flawless Real Talk - If you are into songs that paint a picture, this is the one for you. Each artist did their own think to add something valueable to the track and keep the story going. This was well put together with great clarity. 

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A more dark and psychological type song with shock value that will keep you listening wanting to know what happens. Flawless Real Talk contributed a dope verse to  close out, "Lost & Found". A song that you will want to listen to more than once!

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My Road ft. Ree Dot Ma - The very second this one starts to play it will pull you right in. Ree Dot Ma has a voice that will make you want to sit down and pay attention. The hook is catchy & radio ready! 

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"My Road' is relatable to anyone that has had a dream and worked hard to get to where they want to be and where they are. Everyone has their own path and their own plans of getting their. Re: Verse did great getting the point across and reminding us that, "The road to success, is always under construction."

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Kind of Funny Ft. Marc Murphy & Rippz - Grind Mode afliates, (Past & Present) Marc Murphy & Rippz, join Re: Verse on, "Kind Of Funny". A more up beat style track that brings to light the haters and fakes that will talk about you behind your back but act like they love you to your face. 

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The chemistry on this track is what gives it replay value. Each artist and verse matched the energy to the previous. A solid one all the way around. #GME

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Sick & Tired Ft. Big G's - This is one of our least favorite tracks on the album. Not to take anything away from the verses & artists we just were not feeling the beat. And it made it hard to fully capture our attention. 

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Re: Verse however did enough on the beat to keep us listening and Big G's will leave a lasting impression on the listeners whether you agree with us about the beat or not. Either way we do recommend that you listen, everybodies ear is different. 

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Adrenaline - On to the next one, "Adrenaline", is one of our favorite tracks on the whole album. This was a great piece, the hook/bridge helped build this track up. And it will definitely get your "Adrenaline" rushing as you listen. The switch ups and transitions between flows were genuis. Great work! 

Nightmares Ft. O - As you might of figured from the title, "Nightmares", has more of a horrorcore vibe going on compared to what you have already listened to. But it is not just your typical horrocore track talking about killing and murding people. 

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The track tells a dark story of someone who may be suffering from a dramatic experience from their past. Someone who struggles with the fear of what comes when you sleep. Metaphorically this one is on another level. Listen to it closely a few times and you will come away with something different each time. 

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We're Here - This is another one where we didn't care much for the beat but this time it didn't even matter. Re: Verse goes off on the track. The lyrical content on this one is enough to keep it a top track on the album.

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The hook was simple on this one but easy to remember and very catchy. Overall we ended up liking this track a lot. Even if we didn't agree with the beat. 

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We in Grind Mode Ft. Lingo - We are starting to sound like a broken record but another key hook on the album! We loved the upbeat energy on this one. Lingo joins the track and makes it his own with his unique sound.

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This track was fun and we really enjoyed it. It kept us entertained throughout the whole song and when it ended we wanted more. Great replay value on this one. Must Listen. 

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Grind Mode Cypher LA Vol. 3 - Re: Verse were joined by Ty Banks, Jon Dubb, Curt Sharp, & Johnny Conceptz when they jumped on Vol. 3 of the LA edition of the Grind Mode Cypher. This is the perfect ending to a dope album. AYOK & Massaka stole the show on this cypher. Coming out with a hot start and strong finish to cap it off.

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Make sure to following the links below to stream and pick the album up for yourself! 


Available On iTunes:  http://https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1055794053?ls=1&app=itunes

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Available On Spotify: http://https://play.spotify.com/album/2gy1L3DOsr0RuOHXN5zYTi

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