Don’t Sleep | Ty Farris & Sebb Bash – Fluorescent Mud

Don’t sleep on this collaborative album from MC Ty Farris & producer Sebb Bash. It was released on August 19th this year, and it’s fire. Ty Farris has been releasing some of the best albums over the past couple years since I discovered him in January of 2020. He’s definitely one of my favorite MCs coming out of Detroit at the moment. I didn’t cover them, but his No Cosign Just Cocaine 4 and Dark Nights & D Fitteds projects are really great. Every project that I’ve heard from him has been great at worst. The dude is incredibly talented. He’s also a pretty nice guy, which just makes him even doper. On the other hand, we have Sebb Bash, whose production I have enjoyed in the past, but I wouldn’t say I’m super familiar with him. I have enjoyed the work he’s done with artists like Elucid, Breeze Brewin, Rome Streetz, and Evidence though. I knew I would enjoy this project to some extent, but I wasn’t anticipating feeling the need to write about it. However, as soon as I heard the opening track I knew this would be a special project for me.

Since this isn’t really a full review I’m just gonna talk about a few of the highlights for me. It starts off with what might actually be my favorite song on the album, Bashing Heads. I reckon this is one of the best openers I’ve heard all year. The production here is fucking amazing honestly. This is definitely one of my favorite beats that I’ve ever heard from Sebb Bash. I just love how chaotic and tense it sounds. Ty Farris fucking slaughtered this shit too. I love how aggressive his vocal delivery is; it matches the tone of the production really well.

My favorite cousin' get to cussin', he aimin' AKs that's Russian
Grandma cried her eyes red when she found out I was shavin' onions
Bless her soul, but I was raised in a reckless home
Moms did drugs, so stones was like my steppin' stone
Connect with souls, I ain't here to impress the flesh and bones
Grew up around niggas imitating mafia Joe Pesci roles
Alone with chrome as I stroll down this sketchy road
Like a hacker that failed breaching the system, you gotta respect the code

I love how this song is structured too. It’s just one killer verse over a super menacing beat. It’s dope af. Same goes for track 3, which is called Crown Us. This might actually be my favorite song on the album. I think it is. It’s either this one or Bashing Heads. I just really think Ty Farris annihilated this song. I mean, he killed every verse on this album, but he really stood out here for some reason.

Every synonym for lawless, we embraced it
Pain from the pavement, dangerous language, brave & abrasive
Days in the basement paging these statements paid me with patience
Always props to big Proof, and definitely givin' praises to Famous
I'm self-motivated, peaceful but volatile where the vultures waitin'
Treat every opportunity like loaded bases, the streets is so persuasive
The results is the reason that my flow contagious
I just give y'all the coping stages, vinyls with Copenhagen

I actually think that that part of the verse is my favorite moment on the whole album to be honest. It’s just really captivating to hear someone rhyme at such a high level with such a smooth flow like that. He slaughtered this shit. The song was fire enough already, but then the beat switched up for the final 45 seconds of the song, and Ty Farris kills it. I think I like the second beat even more than the first one. The song is boiling hot fire. I love it. I think it’s pretty incredible. The next track I wanna talk about is called Where’s the Garbage Can? I just love how fucking grimy the production here is. I can actually hear Raekwon, Ghostface Killah & Inspectah Deck murdering this beat. The first verse from Ty Farris is really good, and the hook is fire. It’s really the second verse where he shines though. It’s a really stunning verse.

A sure bet, tour's next, store reps look forward to what I record next; think like Nike, it's just more checks
From my doorsteps seen street war vets in GORE-TEX smiling as bullets tore flesh
I was torn but was born to be this narrator, humbled and grounded, I never air favors
Air Penny's in rare flavors, once in a lifetime greatness, how could you dare hate us?

The production and rapping are top notch. Ty definitely did this beat justice. It’s dope as hell. The following track is called Deadly Dialogue, and it’s another highlight for me. I love the kind of melodic, yet tense production from Sebb Bash here. It makes me think of Metal Gear Solid 2 for some reason. Once again, the first verse is really good, but the second verse is where the song reaches its climax in my opinion.

Street arguments, no arbitrator, the pump in the front of the car with me just like the carbonator
Self preservation first law of nature, deep waters with the sharks and gators, I call them neighbors
Most niggas flaws is the broads they favor, hometown of the heartless haters

He just rapped super well here. I mean… Well, I’ve said this before, but he raps super well on every track. It’s just that certain songs stand out a little bit more than others, and this is one of them for me personally. I really enjoyed this one. It’s dope as hell to me. The last highlight I wanna mention real quick is the closing song, Immortalized. I absolutely love the weird, tense production. This song actually has one of my favorite beats on the album. Ty Farris murdered the first verse too.

My profile never been braggadocios, I'm mad devoted
To crafting graphic moments, man, my past was broken
Open the pantry, ants and roaches ate my bags of goldfish
Poker face at a young age, I still went to class laughin' and jokin'

The second verse is really goddamn great too. The entire song is just really fucking good. I don’t wanna quote every bar and spoil the shit, but you probably get it by now. The dude is a super technical MC, and he’s also got a stellar ear for beats. This song is fire.

This album is really goddamn great. Again, I knew I would enjoy it, but I didn’t quite expect it to be this good. I don’t know why. Maybe I was trippin’. Well, clearly I was. Seriously though, this shit is really dope. There’s not a single track here that I don’t like, and that even includes the interludes. I enjoy every second of this project. There are a couple intriguing features that I didn’t even mention in the body of this write-up, so that’s even more reason to check this shit out. If you’ve never listened to Ty Farris before, I recommend his No Cosign Just Cocaine series, Dark Nights & D Fitteds, Ramen Noodle Nights, and Wired Different with Bozack Morris. Those are all the projects I’ve heard from him, and I love each and every single one of them. Also, he just dropped a new album recently entitled Pain for Ya Vein, which I’m definitely gonna check out soon. So yeah, give this project a listen, and if you enjoy it check out the other ones that I mentioned, and let me know your thoughts. I think this shit is fucking dope.

Favorite Song: Crown Us
Least Favorite Song: That Simple


Grade: B+

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