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Spanspek Album Review: Kooleidoscope - Expressing My Whatever

Good evening folks!  I just got done watching the Oscars and all I got to say is that's it's pretty cool that a Alfonso Cauron won Best Director.  That guy is a amazing!  If you want to check out another one of his films I'd highly recommend Children of Men.  Virtuoso one-take shots for days son!

Anywho, it's time again for another album review!  This time we venture to Sanger, CA to discuss the new mixtape from rapper Kooleidoscope!
Kooleidoscope (Sanger/Fresno, CA)
Expressing My Whatever

An ode to free thought, Kooleidoscope's debut mixtape finds her ruminating on all manner of personal subjects.  Employing a staccato flow reminiscent of Empress Stahhr, Kool (i.e. Ronnie Taylor) spits authoritatively about the search for self.  Her most powerful commentary comes in "Outside Looking In", where she details the struggles fought daily as an out lesbian.  In todays climate, where the LGBT community is still ridiculed in certain sections of hip hop (not to mention the country), Taylor proudly proclaims that she's "...been dyking it since 96" (see the certified hit "About That Life").  It's a powerful moment that sticks well after the song has ended.

Kooleidoscope also has impeccable taste in producers.  Airy strings, jazzy horns, and lounge piano abound on beats from the likes of Kelly Portis and DA.  Not to be outdone, Kooleidoscope offers up her own chilled out tracks, as in the ageless "Paradise", which frames a bad break up with a beat that echos the timelessness of a perpetual motion machine.

Expressing My Whatever is a engaging personal statement from an artist whose voice is strong, and who continues to grow stronger by the minute.

For more information on Kooleidoscope, visit the following:

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