The duo of Phildpehphia’s Big Stacks and Milwaukee’s Nite Tyme has resulted in the brand new album “The Vibe Out”. With a chance at making a classic collaboration record, can these two seize the opportunity?
Through 15 tracks, Nite Tyme takes control with his memorizing bars and potent songwriting. The Miuakwaue rapper’s a true spitter and his powerful storytelling makes moments such as the heartfelt “My Eyes” and the grimey “Satin” stand out. No matter the track each performance he delivers is breathtaking and the number of pockets he can tap into makes cuts such as “Nostalgia” remain in your head even hours after listening. Out of all the greatness this prominent up and comer shows, he truly brings his best when going against some of the featured artists such as D.J. Rob-Ski on “Classic” and “Deeper Connection” which features the stunning vocals of JOYA. As it goes for the other guests, Graze, Haph Breed, Kurious, and Mwanje additionally deliver stellar performances that further strengthen the core of the album. While Big Stacks mostly stays behind the boards on the LP, songs like “Rhymes” and “Going In” show off his proficient MC skills. The self-titled track “The Vibe Out” captures the best of both worlds as we see both Nyte and Stacks trading passionate bars. As a whole, the well-delivered performance from Nite Tyme shows he has the intangibles to become an all-time great MC.
Behind the boards, Big Stacks production is where this record truly shines. Taking the basics of classic boom bap, this student of the game dedicates each track to reinventing the mold with a unique soulful pattern. Whether it’s the elegant “Deeper Connection” or the soulful “Make It Happen”, each instrumental here is crafted to the most adequate degree. Adding to the soundscape, the amazing samples of vocals from legends such as KRS-One and the neat touches added to each track make this experience truly unforgettable. For anyone craving organically forged and beautifully sounding hip hop beats, look no further than here.
In conclusion, “The Vibe Out” is a great underground record that will satisfy any true hip-hop fan. Nite Tyme shows he can be a top-tier MC in this game and the soundtrack done by Stacks himself is near perfect. Going forward, I cant wait to see what these two will do next, and if you can’t as well, be sure to follow @producerbigstacks and @nite_tyme on Instagram!
Highlights: Production, Chemistry, Lyricism