Fittingly dropping on 11/11, a number that resonates with motivation to move forward and taking inspired action, “TGA” is AR IMMORTAL’s first full-length project. And it does not disappoint. Comprised of 10 sturdy tracks, each song delivers a different message wrapped up in keen lyrics, tight production and beautiful samples. For this AR credits TURBEAZY and his impeccable engineering and producer JAMES BLACKMON who perfectly captured the vibe of each song.
A studio engineer turned rapper, AR clearly used his aptitude on both sides of the booth to flex his heavy bar work. He remains raw and unfiltered from tracks one to ten, no skips! Each song is a unique piece that contributes to the peaceful yet radical tone of the album. In his own words AR states the goal for this project, “Touching people with my music is the most amazing thing about being an artist. I want to reach as many ears, in as many countries, as possible! I want to meet and connect with as many people on the planet as I’m able to through my music.”
For those of us who appreciate that boom-bap/real rap, here’s an album from a New York rapper that actually sounds like N.Y. instead of ATL. Stand out tracks on the album are, “NEW YORK”, an ode to his city (reminiscent of early Capone N Noreaga). “PTSD”, which addresses the state of mind Black American’s are in due to the adversity they face in this world. “FRIEND LIKE ME” is a cleverly done Hip-Hop serenade. A most welcome change from the typical rap song glamorizing cheating and objectifying women. “STB Freestyle” introduces fellow QB rapper, JRIP, and is the only feature on the album. JRIP starts the cypher as they effortlessly pop their shit over a dreamy breakbeat. AR closes out the album with “SPEAK (Freestyle)”, 3 minutes and 27 seconds of more fire bars and cunning wordplay.
AR IMMORTAL’s “TGA” album is a fresh vibe down to the dope ass album art. A brilliant blend of gritty, entertaining and enlightening Hip-Hop music. “TGA” is currently streaming on digital music platforms and is also available for purchase as an NFT. Do yourself a favor and take a journey through Queens with this gifted lyricist. I promise you will end up exactly where you need to be.