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Review: Ace the Prophet - The Free Music LP

Posted by Underground On Top on January 27, 2014 at 1:50 AM

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1/2 of the money raised by "The Free Music LP" will be donated to CMJ's "Rap For Life" Movement raising awareness and money for suicide prevention! And the other 1/2 goes to Sprai Apparel for their kickstarter campaign.

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"The Free Music LP" was a bit different than what we are use to hearing here at UOT. Very mellow vibes throughout most of the album make this one something you can really enjoy and relax to. UOT awards it the Golden Mic for lyrical abilities, outstanding delivery, and the raw realness that we miss so much sometimes. The only downside to the album were a couple track features. Although the features were not bad, they just didn't live up to the tracks that they were on. Make sure to follow the links below to get it for yourself! A UOT recommended and must listen!

 

1. Free Music (Intro) - "The Free Music" LP intro starts off by giving you a little taste of what you are in for as you listen to this 18 track album. Ace the Prophet gives you a brief sample of what he is about as he builds the anticipation for the rest of the LP. "All that I really want to do is free music."

 

 

 

 

2. If I Could ft. Haiku - "If I Could" is a meaningful track that brings us a great message about what hip hop has become and what is shouldn't be. Very heartfelt lyrics make this one a must listen!

 

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A soothing hook helps moves this one along with the sound of the genuine lyrics as we head into the third verse where the track starts to really heat up. Listen closely to this one for a real understanding of the song. UOT rates it 8/10.

 

 

 

 

 

3. Sincerely, Anonymous - Ace the Prophet does this next track poetic justice. Poetry is a beautiful part of hip hop that is often forgotten or left out of "rap" but was well captured here.

 

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Ace the Prophet shows off his passion for hip hop and his lyrical ability to really create a vivid picture in the minds of the listeners. UOT rates this one 9/10!

 

 

 

 

 

4. Remember Me ft. Roc Flair - The first verse really sent a strong message across to us. The flow is slowly built up into a chopper like style which really won our ears over.

 

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Production on this one was on point with a calming beat that really complimented ATP's flow. The track feature was a decent one but it brings the track down a bit. The lyrical ability and lyrics for the track feature were there but the flow did not react well with the overall production and flow of ATP like we had hoped. Overall a solid with a rating of 7/10.

 

 

 

 

5. Live From The Underground ft. Christopher Michael Jensen and RJDJ - This one brings us a more upbeat style and beat. It was much appreciated as we are now 5 tracks into this album.

 

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The second verse matched the style of the track perfectly and transitioned smoothly into the well performed hook which helped this song shine. The hook is memorable and catchy which always makes for a great play.

 

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RJDJ did a decent job but the production just was not there for us. UOT rates this one, 8/10.

 

 

 

 

6. Intolerance ft. Black Atticus - A deep and much needed track. This is a good example of what hip hop needs back. The lyrical content was impressive and brings a real aspect back to rap that too often is lacking.

 

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Great hook! The harmony was fantastic and created a BTNH type vibe. Good job on this one! UOT gives it a rating of 10/10.

 

 

 

 

7. Blank CDs and Sharpies - Which underground artist cannot relate to "Blank CDs and Sharpies?" Such a well placed titled track with a concept that is very relatable. A must listen for anyone on the come up!

 

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The metaphoric meaning behind this track is dope. The struggle of the underground is real! Music is music, and if its good, it deserves to be played, even if it is burned onto a blank cd and titled with a sharpie. Much respect! Rated 9/10.

 

 

 

 

 

8. We'll All Be Fine - You can really feel the emotion put into this one. The hook is a bit pitchy but the artist is able to make an emotional connection with the listener through the passionate sound of his delivery.

 

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The production schemes are what really carried this track and make it worth listening. UOT rates it 8/10.

 

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9. Just Can't Stop - Throwback with the sounds of, "Just Cant Stop." This is a really fun track and a good listen.

 

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Very simple song but simple is not always bad if you know how to deliver it. And this was a well delivered track. Second verse took the track over and earned a rating of 9/10!

 

 

10. It Was Cool - The beat carries this one. Another old school feel that takes us back to the 90's with the vibes that are being given out. UOT really enjoyed this one and appreciates that feel good music!

 

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The production on this track makes us think of some classic East Coast projects with a really clean and crisp sound. 8/10.

 

 

 

 

 

11. The Call (Trilogy of Fame Intro) - The story telling of this one is great! This song puts the hip hop dream into perspective in two minutes! This is a must listen for any rapper that puts their heart into this music and is constantly shut down because it does not meet the mainstream expectations.

 

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Well played, UOT gives it a perfect rating of 10/10. One of the realest tracks on this whole album.

 

 

 

 

12. Trilogy of Fame - The flow throughout this one is incredible. Well used metaphors and a on point delivery helps you through as you listen to the phases of fame.

 

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Great song concept! The artist did a great job of taking the struggle of making it and putting it into song. A great mind has to think of this one, UOT rates it perfect, 10/10.

 

 

 

 

 

13. Throwback Radio ft. Johnny WordsWrite and Mic Justice - This was a real stab at what radio really has become, unbearable. There is nothing like the throwback radio, and I think we can all agree on that one.

 

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This was one of UOT's top picks, the first verse was killing the beat but the second verse looses a couple points. All in all another appreciated concept. UOT rates it, 8/10.

 

 

 

 

14. I Don't Care (If You Don't Like Me) ft. Stogie La Russa - This track showcases the best hook on the whole album. The hook alone will make you want to hit repeat on it! The verses were well played and both came hard.

 

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A solid and a must listen! The chemistry on this track makes for a great play. UOT rates it 9/10! A UOT favorite.

 

 

 

 

 

15. Set Me Free - Our only complaint about this one is that it was not long enough! You know a great track when it leaves you wanting more! Really hoped for one more verse, Nice work! We will make this short and give it a perfect rating of 10/10!

 

 

 

 

16. Once - The lyrical wordplay on this one was good and the style of the flow really showcases the talents of ATP.

 

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We were not really feeling the beat on this one but the words did win us over. The mellow setting is something that you can relax to and just realyy enjoy. Not a bad one at all none the less. It receives a UOT rating of 8/10.

 

 

 

 

17. Remember Me (Remix) ft. Skee Tha Menace and Treezon - This one starts out hard from the beginning as the beat drops and pulls you right in! A more up tempo style makes this one enjoyable.

 

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Great track features, they compliment one another nicely on this one and we hope to see more collabs together in the future. 9/10.

 

 

18. Wicked Games (Remix) - The Free Music LP ends on a perfect note with, "Wicked Games". ATP goes out with a bang and finishes strong as UOT rates this one perfect, yet again, 10/10,

 

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Make sure to follow the links below to listen and become a fan for yourself!

 

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GET IT HERE: https://acetheprophet.bandcamp.com/

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AceTheProphet

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