When with Dublin-born rapper Alex Anyaegbunam for the last time (in 2018, after the release of his five-star debut album) “Dear Annie”) she is “Rejjie Snow is dead”. This was not an obvious fact; has collaborated with him in the past Clairo and supported Kendrick Lamar on tour. Rejjie Snow is very alive and thriving.
But his second album still reflects a variety of inventions – it’s more personal and playful than his predecessors: “I’m diving into the little things that stand out from my youth – they’re small pictures,” he says. “Baw Baw black sheep.” Imagined as an unofficial partner in Snowball’s favorite childhood movie, Willy Wonka & Chocolate Factory, its 14 tracks offer a sweet cinematic journey. He said it appeared two months after Snow “did a lot of shrums”; a dull fantasy world full of neon hues and kindergarten-nostalgia should come as no surprise.
The flickering buttons of “Gratitude” introduce an inquisitive young character (an acquaintance?) Whose voice is often found between recordings – a clever storytelling tool that guides the listener in Snow’s disregarded mind. Snoud’s jazz-rap and R&B synthesis, which was responsible for the fights with his longtime colleague and Chance The Rapper’s producer Camb Obi, is freer and lighter than ever; Obrigado isn’t particularly breathable, while Relax lifts a chilled jump.
The story is woven with many cameo and bright heroes: “Cookie Chips” MF DoomIt is the sound equivalent of a wrap in Mr. Wonka’s chocolate lake, “Mirrors,” expressed by the undoubted flow and the spiritual tones of Snoh Aalegra; Tinase’s honeymoon hook turns the disco Pantz, which runs on an attractive funk-fuel, into Snow’s big pop moment. Delicious stuff.
While the seductive hallucination of Oreos, which draws sharp lines about the Black image of American poet Javey Ivy on light cedar taps, is strong, the Shooting Star ceremony is an important climate where the protagonist takes to the central stage and takes his time provides the moment. to shine. By the end of the last credits, Snoud had accomplished the much-needed escape and relief goal; he managed to build the audience’s confidence that they too could be the stars of their stories.
- Release date: July 9th
- Tag: 300 Entertainment / BMG