DJ Folk Rates Artists from XXLMag.com’s The Break

Three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), a new artist is featured on XXLMag.com’s The Break. An ideal destination for fans, artists, and industry members, The Break showcases up and coming talent, giving a brief introduction on the artist or group, and highlighting some of their standout music. Each month, industry insiders will team with XXL to rate and comment on the submissions.

For the month of April, DJ Folk of Young Jeezy’s Corporate Thugz Entertainment (CTE)—who will serve as one of three judges—checked out the section to see what Monday’s talent (G-Two) had to offer. Check out his comments below.

G-Two
Overall: M

G-Two ft. Cortni Ambria “Lights” (to see more from G-Two, click here)

Another artist I was already aware of (through D-Dot Omen) a year or so back. DC Metro area seems to be on the rise in rap circles (Fat Trel, Wale, Black Cobain, etc). I think lyrics wise he’s above average. “May the Trap Rise” was a solid to good song for me. The beat was there the concept was there. Lyrics were on point [and was] definitely the ‘stand out’ record for me, in [terms of] overall song making.

“Lights” was okay, the vibe was [also] ok, but it wasn’t nothing that hasn’t been done before. He can write well, I really want him to rap certain songs better in the recording process [because] it seems a lil too laid back. Recording is a big key to how the songs can be express emotion wise. It’s the difference between a ok song and a really good song. I think that’s what hinders the song.

“Weapons of Mass Seduction,” Dope title, dope concept, solid lyrics [and] again flow is syrupy. [He kind of ]matched the beat pretty well. [The] songs not bad but really wasn’t a fan of the beat at all. [However] he really made it work for him.

He needs a little time and development. He’s scratching the surface on how good he can be. The vocal recording tricks and nuisances are what is going to aid in his development. Changing the pitch of his voice on certain songs can help, [because] he can get a lil boring. I like that standout record a lot. I hope he can put it altogether consistently. Not a bad artist at all.