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Karma

On his debut, Karmarado, Karma delivers a trunk-knocking, street-pounding gangster project. The album showcases the MC's flow as he tells stories on each track, bolstered by his whistling, grainy vocals. Shining most with frequent collaborators Foe and Haven the Great, Karma goes hardest on "Heat of the Night," the most gangsta track on the joint. The rapper stalks through the haunting production with his murderous rhymes, matched by an impressive performance from Haven. "Be Aight" finds him employing a double-time rhyme flow and melodic hook admonishing all to "respect my hustle, respect my grind." The verses are linear and well written, though the production could use some diversity. The features are cohesive (check for Innerstate Ike on "Fassssst"), and overall, Karmarado is a more-than-solid solo effort.

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