Grafh - The Oracle 3 Album Cover

Now this mixtape could be the mixtape of 2020. Grafh is back and with DJ Green Lantern you already know it was gonna be banging and that it is! Grafh has been around from the early 2000s and the Oracle 1 was his first mixtape I believe! Way back in 2004. He had so much potential (still does) but I think back then he was way ahead of his time as his rhymes scheme and flow are so unique I don’t think hip hop was ready for him. Fast forward to a time where we want super lyrical dudes with that real street thug type edge because we had a s**t time accepting mumble rap as a thing! I’m just glad the real is making a huge stand and has been for the past few years as a pillar that will never fall unlike other sub genres that come and go.

The start to the track before last its banging. Glad they left the last track ‘Guilty’ last as it is not my style and Grafh probably knew it would break the album up so smart choice. It’s got some of the biggest names in Hip Hop as features from the likes of Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine, KXXG Crooked, Bun B, Royce and even features Hopsin which I thought was not gonna work but damn Hopsin has come through with some serious (not corny) bars and his verse was sick on ‘Who Shot Ya’ as well as Grafh. If this is the sign of things to come Grafh could climb to the top of the game if he Carrie’s on tradition. From the Laid back ‘Opulence’, I hoped it wasn’t gonna be all minimal but it wasn’t and having a minimal track for an opener is a good touch, then after that it gets gangster all the way to the last track, which I just end it there.

Bangers: Anonymous, Stove Work, 24 Hours, Blow, Pray, How Can I Lose, Ya Heard, Gawd Gawd, Good Die Young, Who Shot Ya, Aganda

Score: 9/10 Would of got a perfect 10 for mixtape domination but last track was weak so thats a point deducted. Overall it’s Fuego.

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By Brutus Maximus

Founder of Raw Side Hip Hop. Been rocking with the hip hop culture for over 30 years. Love the creativity, authenticity of the art and the culture as a whole. Shout out to the real ones making and supporting true hip hip and the artists who make it!