True sports fans always root for the underdog, and in the case of relatively unknown Tyrone Briggs, he crushes an absolute home run in Victorious The Soundtrack. With an absolutely ravenous energy, the New York rapper goes on an absolute tear as he savagely bowls through the 8-track record. Victorious The Soundtrack is a stunning and fiery piece that indie rap fans will devour.
“Victorious” opens up the record in anthemic style, with Briggs delivering hot rap vocals over a bombastic beat. The energy permeating throughout this opening is insatiable, with a vibe that emanates boldness. Briggs begins the record in his element, making “Victorious” a raucous and blistering opening.
Track 3’s “Reflection” has a more introspective feel, with guest vocals by Elaine Krystal and Eddy I. Again, Briggs dishes out an anthemic swagger as him and his comrades come together to create a surprisingly radio-friendly and pop-sensible track. Krystal’s chorus is a succulent cherry on top as the three artists come together to create one of the more sweet sounding cuts on the record.
“Alive” is a pleasantly surprising upbeat track that brings a nice dance-pop dimension to the record. Briggs’ performance here is bombastic and energetic as he shifts into a more feel-good, party persona, bringing colour and vibrancy to the already stellar record.
“Wear You Out” has a more sinister and stylish energy to it, and combined with the performance of Bernard Sharp, Briggs adds even more breadth and nuance to his record. “He Doesn’t Deserve You” follows in a more melancholic cut that laments someone’s situation in a toxic romantic relationship. Tyrone Briggs shows off a kinder and softer side to his personality, all without sacrificing his swagger as he and TheRealReef join forces to create a fantastic cut.
Elaine Krystal and Eddie I return in “Playground,” with the trio this time dishing out a melodic and conventional hit that doubles as an upbeat bedroom track. Eddie I shines on the chorus, his sultry vocals showing off an enormous range as his falsetto laced hook brings the track to blissful heights.
The record ends on a triumphant note with “Champion.” Here is where Briggs caps off his winning record with style, with his lyricism shining the strongest here as he raps boastfully from the top of a mountain. There’s a fantastic radio-friendliness to this track too, which makes “Champion” that much more of a lethal ending to a potent record. Victorious The Soundtrack is indeed named appropriately, with Briggs undoubtedly coming out on top by record’s end.
Victorious The Soundtrack is a stylish and boastful record by Tyrone Briggs, a New York rapper who absolutely deserves more attention. While the piece isn’t necessarily a conceptual and theatric creation, Briggs definitely does not play it safe as he manages to bring together different styles and themes into a cohesive record. Victorious The Soundtrack is a true winner.
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