Emerging act Crock Taylor shares his new full-length project titled Making of Myself. The project is a 10 track body of work that serves as the sophomore project that also sees him working as a producer and rapper.
The LP opens up with the bass-heavy “I’m On” and it’s a solid introduction to who Taylor is and what he stands for. He holds nothing back and lets the listener know that he is at the peak of his game and nothing can stop him. “Always Knew” has a mellow and introspective vibe and Taylor proceeds to explain what he would do to keep his spot while he watches out for fake friends and such. On a more mellow side of things, “Streets For You (Chapter 2)” is a sequel to a song that Taylor released in 2014 (Streets For You) and sees him in a full reflective mode as he opens up about his upbringing and environment in South Jamaica, Queens. He again crafts another sequel in the form of “No Competition II,” an ethereal airy track that sees him teaming up with fellow emcees Harvie Lite and Char. On “Pray” he teams up with Tiara Lyne and Vessel for an insightful piece that dives into real-time issues that affect black communities. Another joint that caught my ears is the gritty Hooligan KM assisted “Blacksmith” where the street-savvy bravado raps blend with the cinematic backdrop.
Overall Making of Myself, is a fusion of trap, boom-bap mixed with insightful and braggadocio raps we all love and Taylor easily blends it all together in his own unique manner
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