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CONNECTICUT CASUAL

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  • Audio CD (June 3, 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Dirty Version Record
  • ASIN: B00JAZELT2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,195 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This is a very solid release from Apathy. I have only two major issues with it--actually, two tracks, specifically. "Don't Give Up the Ship" seems to rip off Wax Tailor's "Que Sera," but I'm not sure if they just coincidentally happened to sample the same record. Also, "Money Makes the World Go Around" is way too sleepy of a track for the feel of the rest of the album, it feels out of place and has a terrible hook.

Those two issues aside, the rest of this album is either completely solid or outstanding. "Underground Chick" (that Smashing Pumpkins sample is filthy) and "The Grand Leveler" are definitely the highlights on the production side. "Back In New England" has the most personality, paying a vivid homage to Apathy's home town (and a surprisingly decent verse from Chris Webby). "Martha Moxley" is a strangely awesome spin off a George Michael "Careless Whisper" sample. It works. "The Grass Ain't Greener" is another highlight and probably one of the most accessible tracks. Best guest feature: A. Noyd on "Locals Only," also another great 90's-vibe track.

If this album had been two tracks shorter (or two tracks different), it would probably be worthy of five stars. Honestly, the quality on the rest of the ten tracks here surpassed my expectations and Apathy has proven once again he's still relevant and growing as an artist. I really feel like Connecticut Casual may be one of his best albums lyrically, and the production is definitely up there as well (though a couple feel just a little unpolished, like the Red Hot Chili Peppers sample on the opening track). This one is definitely worth buying, don't pass it up.
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The beats are phenomenal. What he chose to sample is fantastic from the sax man parody videos in Martha Moxley to smashing pumpkins zero in underground chick. He relates the well known subject matter of the Kennedys to his own life in a way a lot of people can identify with. I listened through a few times and each time heard something new and I'm sure it will be like that for awhile lol. A good buy for sure.
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At first listen ....I didn't like it ...lol..but I been playing it day and night since Tuesday and ...I LOVE IT ..The beats at first were not good at first listen...but now I get the whole feel for the vibe he was going with and OMG what a masterpiece. .His rhyme skills on local rapper are incredible. .The beats are so melodic..it makes me feel like I'm listening to quality music top down on the highway floating ..His concept song about the pirate stuff is genius the way he PERFECTLY put the lyrics together again showing his amazing pen skills..The album has a beautiful 90 vibe when rap was pure ..and he produced like 80 percent of the album which is very impresive..I didn't like at first that his aotp fam was not included ..and first I thought he was crazy and selfish. .I mean no celph titled?...BUT now I understand he was showcasing his ct fam..so bottom line at first you probably will not like it but trust me after further reveiw and listening to it as a whole you will not be disappointed. .100% CLASSIC .he is amazing and stays true to rap and his roots ..yeah the album is about ct but it shows how real he is by reppin it..Ray bans ..boat shoes ..j crew ..I'm back in new england....awesome alblum man ...don't hesitate and BUY this alblum ..throw some green at real hip hop..throw he kennedys..a real look inside the dark side of the family...The grass ain't greener sends a great message...I can't get these songs out of my head every chance I get I'm reaching for my headphones to enjoy this body of work ..smooth beats ..unreal lyrical skill and his concepts are what make this a winner.. HEY YO HEY YO HEY YO OOOOOO...
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With his 4th official solo album (released 6/3/14), Apathy once again delivers for his fans with ‘Connecticut Casual.’ For those who aren’t too familiar with Apathy’s resume in detail, and the lane he’s created in the game, I would advise you to do your homework and get familiar. Since his debut release ‘Eastern Philosophy‘ in 2006, Apathy has very well certified himself as a successful solo artist. Lots of his early stripes as a producer can be accredited to the Demigodz ; originally consisting of emcees Open Mic and Reflective. Wits lots of record label shifts, bounce backs, and member changes, Apathy remained consistent as a renowned producer and emcee.

The album opens up with “Connecticut Casual” carrying a low tempo sample of Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ hit “Under The Bridge.” Appropriately enough, the track touches broadly on issues like crime, social dysfunction, and the effects that drugs have on Connecticut, and society in general. The album takes you through multiple layers of different areas, and really paints a vivid picture of the light and the darkness in Connecticut/New England. Some tracks are more direct (“Money Makes the World Go Round” / “Back in New England”) and some are rather abstractly depicted with Apathy’s ninja star lyrics. In terms of content, Apathy has zero struggle with getting his point or story across to the fans. Direct is a good word to describe this album, and his stern convincing voice only contributes more to this characteristic.

Did we mention production value yet? Top notch. Apathy is all over this project – aside from his lyrical mastery. A wide range of sounds and emotions are offered on ‘Connecticut Casual’. Tracks like “Don’t Give Up The Ship” and “Money Makes the World Go Round” are reminiscent of that 90′s mellow boom-bap sound.
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