Maryland emcee/producer Okay.A.A.N. reuniting with Aftermath Leisure in-house producer Dem Jointz for his twenty fourth full-length studio LP. This man’s been making a reputation for himself within the underground over the course of the previous decade by delivering standouts in his ever-growing discography like Black Blood, the Ski Beatz-produced Requiem for a Dream Deferred & the Huge Ghost Ltd.-produced All Reward is Due, Mission Hillz or not too long ago The Demise of a Rapper & The Nightly Information each produced by former Unusual Music in-house producer MIKE SUMMERS a.ok.a. Seven. However after being teasing Peace of Minds since September, it’s solely proper for the Maryland lyricist & the Compton producer to hyperlink again as much as begin the 2nd month of the brand new 12 months.
After the “Wake Up” intro, the primary music “Nook Retailer” is a 2-part lure opener speaking about how they wanna see him fall whereas “A.S.C. (Ain’t Shit Modified)” retains the hi-hats in tact making it recognized that issues are nonetheless the identical with him. “Dwelling n Worry” has a groovier vibe to it explaining that his entire home on hearth previous to “Vacation spot” shifts into growth bap territory speaking about what you get whenever you observe false prophets.
“Dying Breed” goes right into a drumless course likening himself to a gaggle of people who’re slowly fading away as time goes on main into “Hurry” bringing the kicks & snares again into the image manically getting in his hardcore bag lyrically. “Basque” is an organ growth bap hybrid produced by Black Milk asking what the fuck he’s gotta do to show who’s who, however then “Prize” goals to maintain his eyes on the end line over extra lure manufacturing.
To begin the 2nd half of the album, “Designer Drug” goes right into a psychedelic course admitting that he went down the rabbit gap for all of the flawed causes simply earlier than the atmospheric “Smoking Part” slides by way of for an anthem devoted to the people who smoke on the market. “F.Y.F. (Fuck Yo Emotions) says all of it conceptually over a dusty instrumental whereas the rock-inspired “Previous That” talks about shifting on from the bullshit.
“Footsteps of Greatness” begins the encore of the LP by talking from expertise on high of an unsettling & lastly, “Katch Up” closes out Peace of Thoughts by hooking up this delicate again drop with some hi-hats due to fellow Aftermath in-house producer Focus… so Okay.A.A.N. can get into his shit-talking bag 1 final time speaking about all of the ways in which folks be envying him ever since his profession took off actually.
Mission Hillz was extra trap-based in contrast to each Black Blood & Pure Intentions, so it doesn’t actually shock me to listen to that Peace of Minds continues to broaden on the sounds of the earlier LP that Okay.A.A.N. & Dem Jointz did with each other. The latter’s manufacturing continues to indicate development over the past 7 years of working collectively dabbling with psychedelia, growth bap, drumless & a touch of rock suiting the Maryland emcee’s potent subjects.