G Ranks is an artist who probably is awesome and quite interesting to listen to. He has a voice that tends to put fear in competitors while giving fans a sense of lyrical security.
Currently signed to Hill Cat records in Germany, the bully is on the roll to conquer his circle in the European country. The Kumasi born act has released his magnum opus yet, The Shroud Of Turin. His previous mixtape, Baobab City is my good luck charm since it was the first review I did that placed me on the spotlight of blogging (fun fact about me).
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This project centres on a second phase of an artist. It also has the strong theme of love and emotions of the common soul. So as usual, my review has it’s rules; no skipping, no repeat and no pausing. I pour my honest reaction in writing. So enjoy this.
YOUR QUEEN IS TRAPPED IN
Love the build up and the “yea” adlibs. Seriously I think every rapper should have his own adlibs by now. G ranks is flying on this beats effortlessly. Wow he actually delivered full bar sanzas with rain references. That’s a first.
Ms. Araya is awesome here. I need to start listening to her more often. Oh G Ranks is having fun with his boy chants. I love this song. Honestly there should be times where an artist must have fun while doing what they love.
He makes the love song feel like a banger. What a dude. Oh he is doing a twi verse now. G Ranks is good with English but when he switches to twi, it feels very fresh. (In case you don’t know, Trudy Manny is affiliated with Ranks and has a relationship with Herbtome, a friend).
Feels like a tribute song of love for Herb and Trudy. See, I need more of Ms. Araya. She is very good with the hook.
DREAMS FOR SALE SHE SLEEPS TO HAVE
Weird title for a hip hop song. His intro bangs hard. Feels like G Ranks is bouncing whiles killing this. Hearing the bully talk about love is funny but hard.
Yo, is he speaking Ewe as the hook??? Damn yo, Ranky will speak any language to murder a track. Very impressed here.
Second verse is harder, scary and super emotional. G ranks is speaking from an angry perspective of a hard soul. Guess I finally understood the theme of the project.
You might think its about an emotional love song but take time and you’d realize its deeper than your thought. Respect to G ranks.
HOPE THAT MAKES HER EXCHANGE HER GOLDEN CROWN
What’s wrong with this guy?? Title of the song is heavily complicated. But honestly I feel this is bigger than Baobab City. He is in a relaxed state as a rapper and he proves his worth.
Oh I didn’t expect this; is that German or Spanish? G Ranks has a different style and language for every song so far. Now that’s rap artistry; the power of keeping the listener on his or her toes even when he isn’t feeling the genre.
I really want to repeat this. I really do.
FOR A PIECE OF CRAP AND WORDS OF LIES
Where does he get the instrumentals? Awesome build up. The highlight of the EP is the professionally crafted instrumentals. This is more of a cry of a former believer.
I love this. He focuses on a double side spirituality; the good and bad on your shoulders. Damn, intense flow. “I ain’t condoning this/ but I don’t give a fuck”. Pure honesty.
G Ranks stripped his skin off and poured out his feeling in bars. Too short tho. I feel this needs more than 4 minutes. He gave his all here.
YOUR PARENTS WILL DIE SO WILL YOU
Head bobbing music here. I swear its hard to love the song and ignore the greatness of the instrumental. First verse speaks of someone who lost a mother and also speaks for all lost souls.
G RANKS, THIS IS THE BEST HOOK IN THIS PROJECT.
The last stretch is piercing (I hope they never die) He goes all motivational on second and third verse.
True facts; this is the time to love and respect the woman in your life if she is alive. This is the hustler love music.
Seriously Baobab City was a build up to a bigger agenda to this. The Shroud Of Turin is what it is; His magnum opus yet. I loved the instrumentals and the hook.
But what really got me hooked was his language switch. G Ranks did an awesome job killing this project. I urge everyone to download this project and support the awesome work Ranky is doing.
Long Live Ghana Music
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