Rappin Danny - This Wall Got Bass
In the last few decades, artists such as Weird Al Yankovic and Bloodhound Gang have made a boat load of money singing spoof and humor songs. Hell, even Adam Sandler, John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell have scored big success with their comedy blended into music. Then there's Las Vegas, Nevada native, Rappin' Danny. Vegas has a reputation for breeding unusually gaudy projects and RP is no exception.
Although the thought process is seemingly respectable and there's certainly the aforementioned consumers market, Danny is just not achieving it. Medium speed vocal rappings can be heard layered across low-distortion blues-metal hooks.
None of the chords used in any of the five tracks are too impressive here and more disappointing is the robotic style in which Danny rhymes in. Mixing it up a bit, "You Played Out" starts out with a typical 80's hip hop hook and continues on with more vocals that leave a bit desired.
The closing track of this EP "Fall Down" has the usual generic riffs while Danny concentrates on his lyrical development, which is forced and without actual expression at times. Much like the rest of the album, the patterns of this song are laid down to universally fit his lyricism, but his lyricism falls well below short of acceptable.
With song titles like "Banks Got No Money" Rappin Danny does intend a bit of social direction, but again, the lack of professional writing, format and engineering prevent you from taking any of this seriously. No, Rappin' Danny doesn't exactly have a head full of steam and a ton of promise. However, there is a lot of room for improvement and there are some basic talents like Danny's occasional bridge solo, such as just around 2:10 of "Banks Got No Money".
But it's simply not enough to merit downloading this free EP. Rapping Danny will need to step up his efforts and write some more explosive lyrical content to perhaps join the likes of Ferrell and Yankovic, if in fact this is this the style he's shooting for.
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