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Artille – “Highs & Lows” (Album Review)

After listening about his remarkable story on drug abuse, depression and the ups and downs of life, Artille is clearly is album mode in 2019 and spilling his guts on his latest album release titled “Highs & Lows”.  This album has to be, in my book, one of the most influential and vivid Hip Hop albums of its kind, from beginning to end, this album will take you through a rollercoaster of emotions, trials and tribulations on a life of drugs and substance abuse!  Let’s be honest, we all can relate when it comes to substance abuse, or we know somebody close to our lives who have this issue, this project gives us a whole new perspective on the struggle!  Best of all, this story is told with some of the freshest lyrics and beats you can come across, Artille is extremely talented and is clearly kicking up some dust in Tampa Bay, FL where he is from!


The album starts with a powerful uplifting track titled “I Just Wanna Be Sober” being 100% honest with himself and confessing that the struggle of addiction is real, followed up by a darker track #2 “Mutha Fuck” vividly breaking down the emotion on the “I Dont Give A Fuck” mentality.  Quite possibly one of the most powerful songs on this album has to be “Before I Die”, about looking forward on getting cleaned up before the last breath and it gets motivational over an impassioned instrumental.  The track “One Too Many” talks about his luscious appetite for drugs, boos and all of the above over a heavy trap boom bap beat.  The only downside that I find, he hasn’t found his true identity as an emcee, in my humble opinion.  I recommend he continues to concentrate on his unique style and cadence, but the talent and hunger is there, and I’m positive he will be pushing out better and better music in 2020!

Right here is the album that Artille truly needed for his catalog, easily his most mature body of work yet in my opinion. He really details everything that’s been going on in his life throughout the past years & what little features are present add a lot to the context of the album. Grown man rap at it’s finest.  The album acts as a true reminder, addiction and depression is real, and it takes a strong person like Artille to tell his story and to potentially influence a fan out there going through addiction to change his ways for the good!  Follow Artille on Instagram @Artille.

RATING: 7/10



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