Wednesday, September 26, 2012

[Mixtape] Cal Rips - Chemical X

Cal Rips dropped a new tape Chemical X out of nowhere I didn't even know about the project until yesterday, that being said it definitely was a pleasant surprise. Over the past few weeks Cal has been making noise mostly by dropping tracks and his guest appearances on SIR E.U's "The Claw" and Mike of Doom's "Great Success". Cal not only impresses but manages to steal the spotlight on a few of the tracks. All that transitioned into Chemical X, which is his best effort yet in my opinion. 

One thing that is noticeable about Chemical X is that it is a more happy record and what I mean by that is compared to Cal's previous project #ThumbsUp which featured a very somber sound, Chemical X will have you nodding your head to the beat and even laughing at some points. It makes for a more enjoyable listen and holds you attention for the duration of the project. In fact "Devil's Cake" is the only track that you could say is more of a traditional Cal track, with its slow and steady beat, it stands apart from the rest of the tape and becomes a highlight track. Overall Chemical X is a great tape from Cal Rips who himself seems to improve his sound with each project and continues to impress me. Props to Cal for that.

Download or stream below.