This EP was released on March 26th this year. This is the third and final extended play that LORD BYRON released in March. Again, I was completely unfamiliar with LORD BYRON before checking out these EPs, and I’m really glad I gave him a shot. I’m expecting this project to be just as good as the previous ones. Maybe it’ll be slightly worse or slightly better. I’ll be shocked if my opinion of this is drastically different than my opinion of the other two. Once again, every track is produced by Ben Hixon.

1. Alien

This song has what sounds like a lo-fi old school R&B/Soul sample. I didn’t notice it until I heard this song, but LORD BYRON actually sounds like Domo Genesis. I’m not saying they’re in similar lanes or they’re equal in terms of lyricism and technical ability. They just have similar voices to me. He sounds pretty decent on this first verse. Some of the lines were a little… I don’t know. I don’t think “weird” is the word to use… This one made me a little uncomfortable though.

Her liver was filled with my semen

I’m hoping I just misheard him or something. I also didn’t get that line where he said “clock on my mans like down syndrome.” I don’t really know much about down syndrome though. Maybe clocks are important if you have down syndrome. Or maybe I just misheard the line. I don’t know. Anyway, I just finished listening to the song. I’m gonna be honest, this one didn’t really do anything for me. I don’t think it’s bad, but I also can’t really say that I enjoyed it at all. He had a decent flow, but other than that I wasn’t impressed at all. The production wasn’t that good to me, and none of the lyrics really stood out in a positive way. It’s an okay song, but I won’t be returning to it in the future. It’s definitely my least favorite LORD BYRON song so far. Hopefully that doesn’t change by the time I’m done with this review.

2. Father

I like this beat a lot more than the previous one. It sounds a bit darker. It’s dope as hell. As the title indicates, this song is dedicated to LORD BYRON’s father. He’s basically rapping about how much he appreciates him and the relationship they have. The hook is pretty dope. This is actually a very heartfelt song. I don’t really have any issues with it. I love the production, and Byron did a good job with the subject matter. This shit is dope.

3. Breakin’ Up featuring Pink Siifu

I’m not super familiar with Pink Siifu, but based on what little I’ve heard, he’s probably my favorite artist from this wave of relatively new lo-fi rappers. Anyway, the beat on this track is pretty cool. I don’t like it as much as the previous one, but it’s cool. I can’t really tell who that is on the first verse because he’s using a voice synthesizer. I’m just gonna assume it was Pink Siifu. Just like with the previous song, the title of the track is a pretty good indication of what the song’s about. They’re rapping about breaking up with their significant others. I definitely would’ve preferred if he didn’t use a voice synthesizer. It’s fine though. The first verse was cool. One of the first lines in the second verse is about how Byron stuck his tongue in a girl’s ass. I will never understand the whole ass eating thing. I just do not get it at all. That’s the last part of a person I would want my tongue to touch. I’m not gonna judge though. The second verse overall was fine. Nothing about it really stood out to me in a positive way, but it wasn’t bad. The final verse from Pink Siifu was alright I guess. It sounded like he was rapping from the perspective of a woman. I’m not really sure though. Hmm… I’m gonna be honest… I don’t really like this song that much. I mean, I was kinda enjoying it on the first listen, but I really don’t see myself coming back to this to be honest. Nothing about it is really impressing me that much. Maybe I’d enjoy it more if Pink Siifu didn’t use the voice synthesizer. I don’t know though… This just wasn’t really that entertaining for me. I don’t think it’s a bad song at all, but I didn’t enjoy it that much. I won’t be coming back to this. It’s a decent song though.

4. Call Me

This beat samples an old R&B song. It kinda reminds me of Africa by Toto. I know that’s not really an R&B song, but that’s what it made me think of. It also kinda sounds like a Lionel Richie song. The production kinda also reminds me of Vaporwave, which honestly isn’t really a good thing. I do not like Vaporwave at all. The beat is fine though. I don’t think it’s trash or anything. I kinda like the way Byron is rapping on this track though. He sounds good to me. The first verse was cool. I just wish I liked this beat more. I can’t decide whether or not I actually like this song. The verses from Byron are cool. I just don’t like anything else about the song. I don’t think I’m gonna be coming back to this honestly. It’s not a bad song. I just didn’t really enjoy it at all. It’s a decent track though.

5. Pegassi Flow

This song has kind of a similar beat to the previous one. I like this one a lot more though. It still sounds like it samples an old school Soul/Dance-Pop song. LORD BYRON’s flow on this track is dope as fuck. I guess that’s his “Pegassi flow.” It’s really nice. I don’t know what Pegassi is. I just googled it. “Pegassi is a luxury Italian automotive manufacturer” in the Grand Theft Auto universe. Huh. That’s cool I guess. One line in the hook kinda left me scratching my head.

I don’t need much just spit on my nuts.

Lyrically this song isn’t really that great to me. The way he’s flowing makes it excusable for me though. There was a line about how he tried to give his Spanish friend an N word pass. His Spanish friend turned him down though. Good on him. Anyway, this is definitely my favorite track on the project so far. Again, it’s not that great lyrically, but the beat’s kinda cool, and I love the flow. This shit is dope af.

6. Ghost in the Shell

This beat is kinda cool. It sounds like another R&B sample. Hmm… I’m a little over halfway through this song, but I can’t really say I’m enjoying it at all. I’m not crazy about his flow on this one. All the lyrics are pretty much goin’ in one ear and out the other. The more I listen to this song the less I like the production. I don’t think this is a bad song. I actually think it’s one of the better tracks on the project. I just don’t see myself coming back to it. Nothing about it really stood out in a positive way, aside from the outro. The outro was nice. Overall this is a pretty average song to me though. It’s decent.

7. Song Cry 4

The beat on this track is cool. It’s a little loud though. I can barely hear LORD BYRON’s vocals. This mixing is rough as hell. However, in terms of his actual rapping, I feel like this is the best song on the project. He always raps the best on his outros I guess. That was the case for the other two EPs as well. I like this song a lot. I just wish the mixing was better. That’s really my only issue with it. I don’t even know what else to say about it. It’s just a dope verse that I can barely hear over a nice beat. This shit is dope.

This is a pretty good EP. It’s nowhere near as entertaining as the first couple of EPs he dropped in March, but it’s still good to me. I’m glad this wasn’t the first project I checked out from him though because I don’t think I would’ve checked out his other shit if this was my first impression. I think this is a pretty bad entry point for new fans. Start where I started if you haven’t heard his music. 33 & Behold, It’s Us are much better. I enjoyed this one though. I’m glad I checked it out. I’m definitely gonna keep my eye on this guy in the future because I was pretty satisfied with everything I heard. He’s dope.

Favorite Song: Pegassi Flow
Least Favorite Song: Alien


Grade: B-

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