Michael Immaculate is a hip-hop artist from New Jersey who recently released Right of Passage. He makes hip-hip music that is backed by music that feels like it would be best in a club. The most innovative thing about his music is the actual music itself. When it comes to the lyrics he covers tropes that have been around for twenty-plus-years. Most of it comes in the form of talking about how great he is but that's what you might expect from an artist who choses to call himself Immaculate.
He opens with ”Intro” which takes a sample from a recording introducing himself as one of the worlds funniest men. “Sick Flow” starts with the lyrics “Don't get it twisted I am the best that ever existed.” What a way to start off. Most people will have their arms crossed saying prove it to me after that line. The music was solid but I wanted him to stop saying how awesome he was and prove it to me.
He covers his voice in auto tune on “Chemistry Between Us (feat. Mdman). I enjoyed the moments where he actually sang. The hooks were there. “Dirty Beat” was a grindcore beat that is indeed dirty. He sounds like he is indignant throughout most of the song especially when he was shouting that someone needs to shut the fuck up.
As the album progresses he has some success with “Still the Best,” “Grandma Song” and “Dancing in the Dark.”
The overall vibe I got from this album was that he is a young man looking for praise and attention. Thats nothing new in the hip-hop genre. Maybe he is worthy of it but I think he should let us decide a little more he vocalizes and occasionally let us know he is humble. I understand the whole “I’m the greatest” attitude in rap has been around forever and I don’t think it needs to be reinforced after Kanye West took it about as far as it can go.
The best thing right now is the music. I thought his beats were often inventive and original. I’m interested to see where his music will be in a couple of years.
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