“Painting The City Red” Mixtape Review 

Monte’s volume one mixtape, “Painting The City Red” delivers the listeners a strong Detroit hip hop feel, embodying the perspective living day to day in the Motor City. The 24 year old artist uses the color “Red” to depict aggression, passion, and revealing the city’s breaking point towards life in Detroit. The premise of the album was to collaborate with a few artist from Detroit, to show off the talent that they can dish out. Tracks such as “Hold Some” ft. Mauri Corey & Rez Stackz and “Paved The Way” ft. Bandgang Masoe exploits the Detroit mild street tone using high tempo with an up beat cut, giving us listeners the option of various sounds. Smooth melodies with tracks like “Training Day (Stay Focus)” and “City On fire” show’s Monte’s ablilty to alter his style of rap and incorporate different flows within his music. Monte himself, produced and sampled a piece from Regina Belle’s 1989 classic “Baby Come to Me” using an upbeat tone over heavy snare and base rotation, giving listeners the nostalgic music feeling from the nineties. If you’re looking for that Detroit sound, this volume one mixtape is where it’s at! “Painting The City Red” is downloadable on sound cloud and Datpiff (search) Monte’-Painting The City Red(Mixtape)(PTCR)

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