Mixtape Review: “Beautiful Nightmare” by Kid Cut @OfficialKidCut

Posted: June 30, 2015 by phoenixstar9 in mixtape
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Kid Cut has the energy and creativity that is needed to make your mark in a world that seems to embrace followers. Although Cut’s energy and cadence is reminiscent of Kanye West’s, the sound is much more upbeat and less angry child. “Roses” is a goodbye to wack ass rappers, and although it could be looked at as your average all you other rappers are lame type of anthems, this track doesn’t come across as corny to me. The beat knocks, and my favorite line out has to be I put the Pharaoh, in Ferocious…, it’s lines like that, that make me love hip hop. “100 Acres” is different, but in a good way, but I love the imagery, “But I need a hundred acres, with like a hundred waiters, all of my team is just dressed up in gold man we look like a hundred Lakers”, that paired beside the king type vibe I get throughout the whole project, and I love where it is going. “3 Shots” is the song for women that can appreciate a very direct approach, I think the ladies Sweat CEO and Redd Velvet, both held their own on this track with a very direct reaction. I love their aggressiveness and the way they complemented Kid Cut on this track. “Friendzone” was my favorite track well, because who can’t relate to being put in the friend zone no matter how hard we try? Kid Cut and Mr. Carmack both share stories from the dark underworld that we all know as the Friend Zone, and I felt that the beat on this one fit both of their styles. Overall I think we might end up seeing Kid Cut make the cover of XXL as a freshman. This project was pretty well rounded, and from the song selection down to the content in the songs, you can tell that Kid Cut is a genuine artist. Many people rap about things that they really know nothing about, but I don’t get that vibe here and I think that says a lot. I rate this project, an A, and not an A+, and my only reason behind that is, because sonically the mix of the music took away from the tracks a little but quality of the music still shined through.

About the Artist:Miles Mansel (born November 2, 1993) better known by his stage name Kid Cut is an American songwriter and rapper. Cut was raised in western Chicago, Illinois, and distracted himself from the troubles of life with music. Beautiful Nightmare is Cut’s first official mixtape and looks at his life in depth in his own creative way. For booking & feature inquires, contact bookingkidcut@gmail.com


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