“No longer Sap da Beat Man?” The Complete Review of W.A.W.A

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There is something to be said for a young man working hard and forging a way from pure grit and tenacity. This is his most recent attempt to cross over from producer to rapper entitled W.A.W.A. (When are we Afraid)  Sap is regarded as one of the few individuals in the Delaware music scene to have “made it”. His production has been heard on airways and inside clubs all over the country and most notably you can listen to one of his latest sounds being the background for Meek Mills New song “Bboy”  (video below)

Yet that’s not why your hear so let’s get into it “The Full Breakdown”

The Good
When your listening to the sounds of this project each track is very cleanly engineered. I love the style in which the vocals are presented consistently throughout the project. Whether it is the more hard-hitting beat of the track “Decisions” or the softer melodic piece of “Last Year” Each flow used fits the styling of the production quite well and the sounds behind them don’t over power.

Also Sap does a good job presenting a sound that isn’t catering to the local tri-state area. A lot of Tri-State rappers tend to mimic stylings of the local area like how Quilly at times may sound a bit like other Philly rappers or how bobby dimes rhyme style tends to lean towards a Shizz Nitty sound. What SAP does here is pave a unique sound that almost completely sets him apart from the local area.

Lastly Sap does a good job in keeping the project 5  tracks there is no better way to set yourself apart from the average everyday rapper than by releasing a EP. Mixtapes are  great but when your trying to set a tone for a market you need to be taken seriously and an EP is a great way to do that. 5 tracks was the right amount of helping to not overwhelm a listener and keep them engaged  enough for a possible album release.

The Bad

We all know every song isn’t for every listener and I’m still not sure who is the target listener for SAP’s brand of music. I feel this release was a “musical soda” that just quite lost its fizz and pop. We are in an instant gratification world where 6 second videos are all the rage and the average attention span of a person is comparable to a goldfish.

With that being said why is it none of these tracks pushed the envelope or reshaped the landscape in any way. I feel SAP took the How to be a rapper handbook and just followed the cookie cutter rhyming styles and flows matched it with some good beats and released it. Aside from “Last year” I also felt like the SAP story  isn’t really explained. Not to mention at some point I felt he was trying to convince the listener his flow was hotter than it really was by constantly using lines reminding the listener your flow is hot I kinda start to question if it really is.

5 Tracks later I didn’t feel like I went on a Musical Journey nor did I feel like my Hood was Represented to its fullest capabilities. It was a good try for an ok rapper and yet a dope producer, but for me the feeling I got from WAWA is that maybe I need to hit a wawa  before another listen through.

The Rating

2.7/out of 5

Elevator Pitch – “Come for the beats. Stay because it wont take that long.”

Hiphop influences

Hardcore rap influences

Consistent rhythmic Patterns

Lack of R&B influences

Lack of Electronica influences

Syncopated beats

Clean dry recording sound

Club rap influences

upbeat lyrics

Lacked in high level Storytelling

Project Focus Not clearly discernible

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I don’t know about you guys but to me that’s not fair.

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