14 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dreamin' Out Loud is a showcase of Nick Grant's prodigious lyrical gifts. The mixtape takes a more personal turn than the South Carolina rapper's 2017 debut, Return of the Cool, but retains the knock factor. Turn-up anthems “The Switch Up” and “’96 Bulls” are here, along with fresh heaters “Nicky Bomaye” with DJ Khaled and “Gucci Plug” with D.R.A.M. Then Grant adds a refreshing consciousness to the party: Church vibes elevate “Save the Trilldren,” and “Father Figure” and “Black Woman” are important narratives about the black family—born of frustration, pain, and love, and told with emotional weight.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dreamin' Out Loud is a showcase of Nick Grant's prodigious lyrical gifts. The mixtape takes a more personal turn than the South Carolina rapper's 2017 debut, Return of the Cool, but retains the knock factor. Turn-up anthems “The Switch Up” and “’96 Bulls” are here, along with fresh heaters “Nicky Bomaye” with DJ Khaled and “Gucci Plug” with D.R.A.M. Then Grant adds a refreshing consciousness to the party: Church vibes elevate “Save the Trilldren,” and “Father Figure” and “Black Woman” are important narratives about the black family—born of frustration, pain, and love, and told with emotional weight.

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