Unearthed: Domo Genesis & The Alchemist— No Idols
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21-year-old Domo Genesis proves with his third mixtape No Idols that although he is spread thin between groups Odd Future, MellowHype, and MellowHigh, he is a solo emcee who can hold his own. No Idols listens from front to back effortlessly with eleven tracks, no skits, few hooks and notable, well versed features. The innovative juxtaposition of Genesis’s youthful lyrics and The Alchemist’s seasoned productions gives No Idols an impressive sound.
With tracks like "Prophecy" and "The Feeling", Genesis spits inspirational lyrics to his peers who are experiencing growing pains. Throughout the tape, Genesis shows genuine love for his people’s advancement and it’s clear that he wanted part of this project to generate positivity. The mixtape shines brightest with lyrically driven songs like "Elimination Chamber" and "The Daily News", where we get great verses from featured rappers, including SpaceGhostPurrp and Action Bronson. With Earl Sweatshirt appearing on three of the tapes tracks, it may be safe to say that the game breaking duo are the Face and Rae of Odd Future. Genesis’ voice is surely sexy but his skills to conceptualize his style needs vast improvement. Listeners fail to find what differentiates the cocky, pothead from the rest of the gang members. The triumph of the mixtape is credited to the polished The Alchemist production.
The Alchemist fills No Idols with instrumentals that would be appropriate for the band to play as the Titanic sank. He gives listeners marvelous musical mixtures of jazz, classical, and hip-hop, as well as interesting samples like the dog bark floating throughout "All Alone". The production is sneaky, almost reminiscent house of horror instrumentals and this touch brings a sense of maturity to the mixtape.
No Idols carries a sense of boyhood dreams coming true, these kids are having the time of their lives making the music that they want to. Although the title is oddly pretentious, the truth is that idolizing a G.O.A.T may be exactly what Genesis needs to do in order to truly breakthrough. What is respectable though, is the passionate work ethic that Genesis seems to have for his music, a common characteristic found in most successful artists. Domo Genesis is a hungry, young rapper and No Idols is crafted with his raw, uninhibited talent. No Idols may or may not push you into running for president of the Domo Genesis fan club, but it won’t make you protest against the west coast emcee by any means.
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