Yesterday night, I was able to check out a listening session for buzz-worthy artist Judicial‘s mixtape, entitled Over The Top. Many music heavyweights were in the building, and for good reason! I didn’t know much about the St. Thomas, Virgin Islands native going in, but I left eager to listen to the new music again. Amongst the plethora of mixtape releases by up and coming hip hop artists, Judicial’s release stands as a solid mixtape effort.
It’s rare to find albums these days that you can listen to in it’s entirety so it was refreshing as track after track was played in the studio and heads remained bobbing. I was impressed with the diversity of the songs as they certainly show Judicial’s dexterity both lyrically and conceptually. The production is comparable to many artists’ major label releases with the standout being “Time To Get Paid” with it’s Notorious B.I.G. sample. You can play the mixtape from beginning to end on a road trip for some good riding music, and there’s music for the clubs, the ladies, and the homies! Check out the pics BElow.
Over The Top is hosted by DJ Black Bill Gates and should be available for download later this week on LiveMixtapes.com. For now check out http://www.reverbnation.com/judicialhouse as many of the tracks have been released here via his Twitter. BE Magazine will release an official review when the release drops so stay tuned!