Mixtape Review: Business as Usual for North Carolina’s Newest Star, B. Stacks

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Although North Carolina hip hop has been on the rise with the recent success of Fayetteville’s   J.Cole, Durham’s only son B. Stacks is due to put the state on the map from a gutter perspective.  The release of his latest critically acclaimed mixtape Big Business, Vol. 1 is nothing short of the title. For starters, the mixtape is hosted by Dj Teknics,  who  is the go to DJ for the hottest mixtapes  annually.  The production features Sonny Digital who is the man behind the year’s  club anthem “Racks” by YC ft. Future.  Big Business is a 2011 standout front to back. From production to lyrics to the flow B. Stacks is a artist to watch out for in  2012.

The mixtape opens with “No Comprende” which is made for the car & club.  Stacks implies  that if the conversation is not about money, he won’t be able to understand you.  Followed by “Add it Up” Stacks reiterates the previous topic over a snare that Sonny Digital used perfectly, separating himself from other rappers out right now with his ability to switch his flow on every verse.  Moving along through to the middle of the mixtape the listener comes across “Bow Down”.  Stacks has a niche for ripping hooks, on this particular selection the chorus rides somewhat like a Wiz Khalifa drug harmony with a unique flow.  Lyrics like “30 rocks on the watch call it perfect timing”  symbolizes Stacks wittiness as well as his ability to flex.

Rounding up with “Smoke”,  Big Business has all the aspects of a quality mixtape. Sonny Digital shows his originality as a producer and Stacks compliments his beats with a flow unique in comparison to most new comers.  The flutes on “Smoke” make the listeners head nod repeatedly while Stacks sew saw flows the beat resembling a veteran.  Stacks has made his presence known on the mixtape scene. With a release like this, business is about to be bigger than ever for Bull City’s finest.


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