Not sure what it says about the rap industry, but we’ve been anticipating this free mixtape more than most actual albums, and that’s a testament to Pill‘s power as a rapper. Sure, in a lot of ways he’s a rapper’s rapper—throwing punchlines out faster than we’re able to catch them—but he’s not robotic or boring. He’s not sacrificing charisma to impress with the intricacy of his verses. Plainly put, he’s so clearly having fun that even on the darker moments of this tape (of which there are a lot), the overwhelming impression is that this dude is doing what he’s supposed to be doing.
Download: Pill, 4075: The Refill