I finally got around to listening to FastPaper’s EP ‘Everything I Am’ and man, I’m a glad I did! FastPaper has been around for little while and despite having a just few tracks on the table, the rapper was named one of URI’s Top 5 rappers and also took home the award for Best New Artist at last year’s #BennettKnowsRadio Awards. While some cats praised FastPaper for his lyrical approach, asking for more, others felt that he didn’t have the appropriate work to claim these titles. Long and behold! On January 19th, Paper responded to fans and critics with the release of his debut EP ‘Everything I Am’. The EP kicks off with “The Start Up” which sets the pace for the rest of the project. The inspiration and theme of the EP brilliantly explores the 90’s hip-hop era as FastPaper spits lyrical fire over hip-hop instrumentals such as Ghetto Boy’s hit, “My Minds Playing Tricks On Me” on “Mindstate” and Mobb Deep’s 1999 hit “Quiet Storm” on “After Life”. As FastPaper tells his stories, I became more and more excited as he took on 90’s bangers such as Jay-Z’s classic “Feelin It” on “Killin It” and Busta Rhymes’ head-knockin’ “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See” on “Straight Flavor”. Some of my favorite tracks include “Murder 1” a grimy track where FastPaper stands his ground as he confidently spits over Raekwon’s over 1995 hit “Ice Cream” and “The World Is Mine” an ironically inspirational track over Nas’ “The World Is Yours”. Overall, ‘Everything I Am’ is a well, put-together project answering both fans and critics alike. As much as FastPaper claims he’s doing this for fun and games, it’s no joke! FastPaper is the truth! If your a hip-hop head or you’re just looking for some good music, you can check out ‘Everything I Am’ here! With the release of this project, I’m already looking forward to what is next! FastPaper will be joining #BennettKnowsRadio on the #AllThat season premiere on February 9th! If you have any questions for Paper, leave them in the comment box below!
FastPaper – “Murder 1”
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