Thurzday - LA Riot (ALBUM REVIEW)

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I was given the opportunity to check out Thurzday’s new solo album LA Riot and before the first listen, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the former U-N-I member. One thing for sure is that after a couple solid listens you can safely say if U-N-I was the sunny side of the California mindset that Thurzday grew up in, then LA Riot is very much the grittier part of that mindset.

I am a big fan of U-N-I and I enjoyed all of their releases. I was a little unsure of what to expect from Thurzday’s solo project and if the absence of the other half of the U-N-I duo Y-O would cause the album to lack something. After listening, I can say this for sure, don’t go into this album expecting U-N-I but also don’t expect to miss the duo of Y-O and Thurzday. This is very much a Thurzday album and he carries the entire album with confidence and superb ability. In fact, this may be one of the best-conceptualized projects Thurzday has ever created (or been a part of). For those of you mourning U-N-I’s demise check out “Prayer” which sheds a little light into the U-N-I situation.

The sequencing of the album helps create a really solid listen. The tracks transition really well with a few interlude style parts here and there throughout the album. Beat wise it is top-notch production, which is coupled with top notch rhyming and vocal ability.

For those of you hoping this is just U-N-I without Y-O, sorry that just isn’t the case, but give it a chance and I’m sure you’ll find it to be something possibly better. After repeated listens and really letting this album sink in, I think it may be one of the best hip-hop albums of the year. It sticks out from the pack in so many ways especially creatively and lyrically. The chances Thurzday takes with the style and sound of the album pays off in a big way. Don’t miss out on this one.

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