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Album review: 'Snapshot: Chaos'


MdotCoop started his passion for hip-hop at the ripe age of 10 with a tape recorder and a cassette, eager to see where these new sounds would take him. Fast forward years later and the Rochester emcee has released multiple projects under the MdotCoop name. He's earned his place as a talented spitter and a true respecter of the craft. Coop goes out of his way to work with producers and other artists who share a similar vision and as a result the songs he makes come across as honest, passionate, and above all incredibly layered, both in terms of production and lyrics.

On his latest release, "Snapshot: Chaos," Coop is as consistent as ever. What sets him apart from other artists in the traditional hip-hop lane is his ear for beats and song structures. Every beat he flows on has a distinct personality, with colorful melodies, jazzy undertones, and sharp drum timbres that always snap the ear to attention. Throughout these six tracks, you'll get a sobering aspirational approach to traditional hip-hop that fans of Big K.R.I.T, Isaiah Rashad, Mick Jenkins, and Joey Bada$$ can enjoy. The release also features steady, focused flows and forward thinking beats from KZA K'Lee, King 20/20, and POUNDS.