“10 Pounds Lighter”
After putting out his debut album “10 Pounds Lighter”, Woodah has shown he is capable of creating a well-flowing and audibly pleasing album for multiple groups of fans to listen to. Following months of dropping snippets and teasers, he gives us a cohesive project that we can now listen to, the question is just HOW good is the project?
Woodah seems to cover all the bases with this one. You have your slow jams, grimy beats, possible uptempo singles, and everything else an artist should be capable of creating. Accompanied with some great features from Jay Cartier and MJ Troy; Great beat selection by Kelso, Civvie, and PM, and overall great transitions from song to song, there doesn’t seem to be a lot coherently wrong with this album. I enjoy a lot of the choruses on the album, which I guess is strange for me because I’ve never really taken the time to asses any chorus on an album. One of my favorite things about this album is the fact that it’s very simple, and somehow it is simultaneously one of my bigger issues.
Easy to Relate To
As a consumer, listener, and overall music fanatic, my intentions when listening to an album are to understand what’s being provided to me. Also, how I can understand the complex creative ideas the artist gives on their albums. The more relatable an album is to me, the more I enjoy listening to it. This is why Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole are such great artists. They possess the ability to be relatable and profound at the same time.
For me, the simplicity in the style Woodah chooses to use, as well as the bars he pulls from his everyday life, make it easier for me to relate to. With this being true, as an artist, it is your job to separate yourself from the competition. Whether you’re the hardest rapper out, or you’re the smartest rapper out, or you can rap the fastest. Every single artist needs a way to make themselves marketable.
While I enjoy almost every song on the album, I often find myself not knowing what mood I need to be in to listen to it. It is early in his career though, and I see that if he has the adaptability to create so many different styles of music, that he more than likely has the skill to find his niche talent in the rap game. Meaning, he can make an album that focuses solely on those aspects. As a whole, the album keeps me satisfied throughout its entirety, and I’m eager to see what his next project will bring us. Check out the album for yourself below and let us know what you think.