Album Review | Domo Genesis – Genesis

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This album was released on March 24th this year. I’m pretty surprised that it’s taken this long for Domo Genesis to release an album. I listened to his last mixtape, Under The Influence 2, just a few days before I started this website. It was decent. I’ve never really been a huge fan of Domo. I don’t think he’s bad. He’s never really done anything that I thought was terrible. He’s just okay. He rarely does anything amazing to me, but he has his moments. I guess I’m expecting this album to be decent. There’ll probably be a handful of tracks that I’m not really into, but I think I’ll like the majority of this album. Hopefully. I actually don’t know. Maybe it’ll be terrible. Anything could happen…

Track 1: Awkward Groove (Prod. Mike & Keys)

This beat is alright. It’s definitely not bad. This is a lot more… uh… I guess melodic? It’s more melodic than the shit I’m used to hearing Domo rhyme over. It’s cool tho. Domo’s verse wasn’t bad. It wasn’t really mindblowing tho. This was a decent way to open the album up. I guess. It’s not amazing or anything. It was cool tho. The female vocals on the outro are nice. Domo wasn’t really saying anything that interesting. This isn’t that good of a song. It’s definitely not bad tho. It’s just not that good. Nothing about it really stands out at all. It’s okay. 3/5

Track 2: One Below (Prod. Sha Money XL)

This track opens up with a LOOOONG ass intro from Domo’s mama. She’s just talking about him for like 2 whole minutes. I could’ve did without that, but once this song actually starts it’s really good. The beat is smoother than a motherfucker. It’s dope af. Domo sounds pretty good over this production. The first verse was average. This hook isn’t. He’s singing, and his vocals are VERY rough. It’s not terrible. It’s definitely not good tho. The second verse was decent. I don’t know about this one… The beat was great, and Domo’s verses weren’t bad, but nothing he said was really that good. Honestly, the only thing I really like about this track is the production. The vocals from Domo are REALLY bad, and his bars just aren’t that interesting. I don’t think this song is bad. It’s just not good to me. 3/5

Track 3: Wanderer Feat. Tay Walker (Prod. Cam O’Bi)

This beat is dope af. This is definitely my favorite beat on the album so far. That piano loop sounds really good. Domo’s verse was cool I guess. This is smooth af. Domo isn’t really impressing me lyrically, but he sounds very good over this jazzy production. Tay Walker sang his motherfuckin’ ass off on this shit. This sounds so fuckin’ good. This is the smoothest shit I’ve heard in a minute. This is dope. I fuck with this. I mostly like this for the production and the featured vocals, but I still enjoyed the song. It’s dope. 4/5

Track 4: Questions Feat. Da$H & Kendra Foster (Prod. MaffYuu)

This beat is dope. Domo did his thing on the first verse. Every line of the song is a vague question about life and shit. “Am I running from the past or am I backwards sprinting? / Can I blast out all this sleep and just get back to living?” I usually think of Doms as the stoner of Odd Future, but so far this album hasn’t really come off as something meant for smokers. I mean, I definitely think that potheads would like this, but it’s not one of those wack ass albums that’s impossible to enjoy unless you’re high as shit. The hook from Kendra Foster isn’t bad. Da$H’s verse was cool. It seemed pretty short. It was good tho. He definitely didn’t steal the show or anything. It was just a nice addition to the track. Domo’s third verse was cool too. I don’t know about this. It’s really not a bad song. It’s just not standing out to me at all. I don’t think I’d ever come back to this. It’s just another decent song. 3/5

Track 5: My Own Feat. JMSN (Prod. Christian Rich)

This beat is pretty dope. The first verse from Doms was cool. “Born in debt, yet I won’t let them commas fuck me up / Life ain’t your bitch, she just a buddy fuck.” Goddamn. JMSN sang his fuckin’ ass off on that hook. The second verse was cool. Oh. It’s over. This is a real short track. I enjoyed it. I’m still not really blown away tho. Nothing about this track puts it up to the next level. It’s just another good song. I enjoyed it tho. It’s definitely got more replay value than most of these other songs so far. I fuck with this track. It’s dope to me. 4/5

Track 6: Go (Gas) Feat. Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J & Tyler The Creator [Prod. Ace The Creator]

Go

This beat is dope. It kinda reminds me of the Rusty beat. This is the type of shit I’m used to hearing Doms rap on. Wiz’s verse was pretty boring. It’s the same as every other Wiz Khalifa verse. He likes to smoke weed. The hook is average I guess. I’m not really feelin’ those cheap synths that Tyler added. He always puts shit like that in his beats, and it almost never sounds good to me. Domo’s verse was cool I guess. Honestly, this is a really boring song. I’m kind of enjoying it. Kinda… I definitely think I’d like this more if I was faded. Tyler’s just on the hook. Juicy J’s on the last verse. Eh. I’ve never really been a huge Juicy J fan. Most of his music is generic as fuck to me. I guess he did his thing tho. This song is pretty boring. This is the kind of beat that only works with really dope MCs. Domo’s verse was decent I guess, but Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J just aren’t that good. Tyler’s hook was alright, but nothing about this track really stands out. It’s just not that good. I’m not feelin’ this shit. It’s wack to me. 2/5

Track 7: Coming Back Feat. Mac Miller (Prod. SAP)

It’s been like a week since I started this review. I just can’t bring myself to listen to this shit. This track is starting now. This beat is really dope. Domo’s first verse wasn’t bad. Mac’s on the hook. He did his thing I guess. It wasn’t really anything that Domo couldn’t have done himself, but I’m not trippin’ over it. His voice did sound pretty good over this beat tho. The second verse was decent. I feel like I’m repeating myself for every single track. It’s not that good. I mean, I definitely enjoyed this track more than the others—I actually think this one’s dope—but it’s still just… It’s really just not that good. There’s nothing that stands out about this shit. The beat’s really dope. Domo’s verse was just sufficient. Same goes for the hook. I enjoyed this track tho. 4/5

Track 8: Faded In The Moment Feat. Cam O’Bi (Prod. Cam O’Bi)

This beat is really dope. The intro is way too long for me. It lasts about 45 seconds before the first verse starts. Domo didn’t really do a bad job. I guess this is supposed to be the love song for this album. It’s just not very good. I’m bored. This whole album feels like the Hip Hop equivalent to elevator music. The hook kinda sucks. It’s just Domo saying “yeah yeah yeah yeah” like a thousand times. I’m not really feelin’ this song. I feel like it’s just average objectively, but at the moment I actually think this shit is wack. Within the context of this album, I’m not feelin’ it. This album is just really boring so far. This is wack to me. Fuck. I don’t even know if I can give this a bad rating tho. It’s not worse than any of the other songs. Fuck it. I’ll play it safe and just call this average. 3/5

Track 9: Dapper Feat. Anderson .Paak (Prod. Garcia Bros.)

Dapper

Wow, that Dr. Dre album really helped Anderson .Paak’s career. He’s everywhere now. Okay the song is starting now. I guess this is supposed to be the big single for this album. The beat is dope. The hook from Anderson .Paak is pretty good. This shit is really smooth. Domo sounded like he was about to fall asleep during the first verse, but his flow was more entertaining on this track than it was on any of the other ones. I guess this is another love song. It seems more lighthearted and playful than the previous track tho. I actually kinda like this. I’m definitely not amazed by anything here, but I enjoyed the song. Especially Anderson .Paak’s little four bar verse. “Now I could turn a pussy to a kiddie pool.” That one line is more interesting than anything Domo Genesis has said on this whole album. Anyway, I like this song. It’s dope to me. 4/5

Track 10: Brotha (Prod. Drew Byrd & KiNTaRO)

Oh my God… I just cannot bring myself to finish this shit. It’s so uninteresting… I feel bad for saying that, but it’s just not really grabbing me. I’m not tryin’ to seem like a dick or anything. It’s just not doin’ anything for me. I’m gonna try to get through this song, but after that I’m gonna need a break from this album. Damn. This might actually be the best beat on the album so far. Doms thankfully sounds like he’s awake again. This beat is actually dope af. The first verse was cool. Honestly, I actually fuck with this song. Dom’s verses weren’t impressive lyrically, but sonically this song is very good to me. I fuck with this track. This is dope to me. Definitely my favorite track on the album so far. Still not THAT good, but I enjoyed it. 4/5

Track 11: All Night Feat. King Chip (Prod. Left Brain)

This beat’s alright I guess. The hook is pretty boring. The first verse was AVERAGE. This is getting ridiculous. I guess that line where he said “if you don’t like this song they gon’ turn my lights off” was kinda cool, but other than that this song does NOTHING for me. I feel like I’ve been overrating this whole album to be honest. This isn’t a good song. I’m not enjoying myself. I don’t even know why the fuck King Chip was here. All he did was say “I dream about that shit all night, my nigga” like 50 thousand million hundred times. I’m starting to get REALLY sick of this album. I’m not feelin’ this track. It’s not even that bad objectively. I’m just not feelin’ this shit personally. 2/5

Track 12: Lost & Found (Prod. Steely Wonderbread)

This beat is alright I guess. “I’m just tryna find my way.” I feel like that one line sums up everything this album has to offer lyrically. He doesn’t know what he’s doing or where he’s going in life. That’s it. This is what I would expect to here from a college dropout. Not Kanye tho. That should go without saying… Anyway, this song is just one verse over an average beat. He’s not saying anything. Lyrically, this entire album gives me NOTHING. I’m done with this fuckin’ album man. I’m not feelin’ this track. 2/5

Final Thoughts:

Oh my God; it’s finally over. “Not that bad.” I feel like I was saying that for every single track on this bitch. It’s not that bad. It really isn’t. I feel bad for even giving those last two tracks anything other than a 3. If you aren’t kind of a dickrider of OF, then I don’t see how you could love this album. You might think it’s decent like I did, but there’s absolutely nothing about this album that helps it stand out. I guess if you normally only listen to mainstream shit you might think this is really unique and innovative, but it’s really not. Domo Genesis just isn’t that good of a rapper to me. Again, he’s NOT BAD. He’s just not good. The production carried the album for me. 9 times outta 10, I didn’t give a motherFUCK about anything Doms was saying. There’s not really anything that bad about the album tho. It’s just painfully average. I didn’t really like it. I didn’t dislike it tho. It’s just so average that I started to lose interest before I hit the halfway point. It’s average. Decent. Domo was easily the least interesting part of this album. It was okay tho. I just don’t think I’m gonna wanna listen to another Domo Genesis project anytime soon.

Favorite Song: Brotha

Least Favorite Song: Go

Verdict:

63%

MEH

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