F.Low – Take The Good With The Bad

F.Low - Take The Good With The Bad

Warmin’ Up is the first track off of Take The Good With The Bad, the current mixtape by Richmond, Virginia’s F.Low. Take The Good With The Bad (featuring Lady Starr) has a retro sound that permeates the track, while F.low adds to the narrative and overall harmonies achieved here. Lady Starr’s lines add a considerably different feel to the single, giving F.Low’s next bars a nice highlighting.

Feelin’ Right (featuring Solo Doloric) is a laid-back chill track. The expansive backing beat allows F.Low’s flow to shine through. The sheer amount of twists and turns that this production will take listeners on keep this track twinkling brightly after a few spins.

Soft Sounds of F.Low hearkens back to the late-nineties when skits were the norm, giving listeners a second to breathe before he can move into a banger like Ridin’ In My City (featuring OG ILLA x Biggie Deaf). Ridin’ In My City blends the past with the future; the production brings in hints of the seventies even as bass-shaking beats and pianos call forth contemporary arrangements. The additional vocal firepower that is added by the inclusion of OG ILLA and Biggie Deaf make this into one of many must-listen cuts on Take The Good With The Bad.

Thoughts of You is the final track on Take The Good With The Bad, providing fans with a wholly different sound for F.Low. The effort touches upon the R&B and gospel traditions. An additional assist by Lady Starr and SoloDoloric ends this mixtape as strongly as it began. Few artists are able to make an album as compelling as F.Low does here; a number of these stylistically diverse cuts could make the foundation for a bold new album. Here’s to hoping that we hear more from F.Low in the future.

Top Tracks: Take The Good With The Bad

Rating: 8.0/10

Take The Good With The Bad Mixtape Review / 2016 Hot Bars Music Group / 20 Tracks / Amazon / https://soundcloud.com/thatrealfdot / https://soundcloud.com/thatrealfdot/sets/f-low-take-the-good-with-the

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