“Yesterday, I played your weed song. No, not just any of your songs, I meant the one called “Weed.” About a month ago, I remember saying this to the artist known as Eighty4 Fly after playing his newest song on Juice Radio. As funny as it sounds, Eighty4 keeps his music simple. An offering from him is more about a feeling than an actual story. This is not what one expects when they listen to a hip-hop record, but Eighty4 pushes the genre in a different direction. His newest mixtape, “Flight Eighty4,” which is available for free download at his site at http://eighty4fly.com, does not introduce a new side of him or direction, but it does supply a new fix in which to vibe to. Along with host DJ B-Mello, “Flight Eighty4” follows the Eighty4 Fly recipe of weed, enjoying life, positivity, all mixed with a melodic, genreless, and locationless look at life.
The tape takes off to “The Weekend” literally describing his look at living life pleasurably and spending it like the weekend. The flight moves to a celebration in “Champagne” celebrating the acclaim and work that has come from this being the third release. His success breeds the next track “Tokyo London” referring to enjoying life on the road and the requests to hear him in places like Tokyo, London, or Japan. Between these places one such as Eighty4 Fly often takes a “Smoke Break” which brings its own unique haze to the tape in which to vibe to. The next one, “Girlz” is an ode to the women he gets with showcasing the heat of the moments and invitations to spend time with him, but also the brief nature of them. “I’m so Major” is next which demonstrates a chorus of a great mixing of classic hip-hop recordings with verses that show confidence and pride in how far he’s come. The next record “I Get It” samples 50 Cent sharing that he finds those that imitate him flattering. A hyped famous dance sample titled “Love Forever” is next about enjoying moments so that they last forever. Things slow considerably on the next track on a Houston influence called “Pow Pow” referring to how he can pleasure his woman and how she loves him for it. “Red Bottoms” follows on a sample of Dom Kennedy where he curiously suggests a woman to go lesbian saying that she needs to have it like it’s in demand like Louis Voutouins with the red bottoms. The track “Break Lites” from the “1st Class in FlyWorld” mixtape is brought back for new twist screwed and chopped style. Finally, “Flight Eighty4” lands where it always takes off, on “Weed.” With the only guest feature of the mixtape, Sean Carson lends the beyond high chorus and Eighty4 explains that he’s all about it.
For someone that wants to spend a half hour vibing to music, whether under the influence or not, this mixtape is for them. Everything about “Flight Eighty4” had me flying high. Even DJ B-Mello sounded a little high with his DJ drops. The strengths of the tape are definitely in its first few tracks as well as the ending half while the middle seems to lack as much in true originality. As said before, this may be new Eighty4 Fly content but this was not a different look from the rapper. It fulfills a simple craving that many have for his music, but leaves us waiting till he can bless us next with another fix. “Where the weed at? Nah, n**** that’s me.”
Don’t just rely on me though. Go ahead and comment with your opinions below after you download his mixtape “Flight Eighty4” for free on his website at http://eighty4fly.com.
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