If you haven't heard Rorrey's mixtape, put your headphones on now. It's infectious, hard-edged rap that needs to be on the radio and spinning in nightclubs stat. As Rihanna's sound treads more and more into the trap and hip-pop scene, her brother is spitting beats reminiscent of early 2000s rap: heavy bass, minimal synths, and hard-as-nails lyrics. He's blending the sound of pre-Alicia Keys' Swizz Beats with Jay-Z circa The Blueprint, and it's far from sounding reductive. It's as fresh as his sisters — which has us wondering when the siblings will team up for a track or two. The music powerhouse the Fenty's could create has our imagination working double-time. We're totally feeling the EDM-infused hip-hop these days, but there's nothing like hearing a new track that sends us on a sonic nostalgia trip. The Carter-Knowles clan may be zeitgeist royalty, but when (not if) Rihanna and Rorrey hit the studio together, world domination is an EP or two away. (Daily Mail)
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