17 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Powered by lively production and Drapht’s heart-on-sleeve swagger, Life of Riley is self-affirming and fiercely autobiographical. But the secret to its monster crossover success is the Perth MC’s many anthemic choruses and old-school rock samples. And while Drapht wears his Aussie accent with pride, he’s deeply versed in U.S. hip-hop and wide swaths of pop culture. The smooth-talking “Rapunzel” makes for a perfectly succinct single, but the album’s unrelenting fervor is best exemplified by “Sing It (The Life of Riley),” an ode to fandom that name-checks golden-age rap and Nirvana in the same breath.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Powered by lively production and Drapht’s heart-on-sleeve swagger, Life of Riley is self-affirming and fiercely autobiographical. But the secret to its monster crossover success is the Perth MC’s many anthemic choruses and old-school rock samples. And while Drapht wears his Aussie accent with pride, he’s deeply versed in U.S. hip-hop and wide swaths of pop culture. The smooth-talking “Rapunzel” makes for a perfectly succinct single, but the album’s unrelenting fervor is best exemplified by “Sing It (The Life of Riley),” an ode to fandom that name-checks golden-age rap and Nirvana in the same breath.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

saphira97 ,

yeeeeaaahhh :)

great new rap, i'm so sick of this rap with the swearwords every other word. this you can listen to without having to piece together the song between bleeps. only thing i can think of that might be a con is that all the songs sound slightly similar, but still....... great. rapunzel is def the best song on the album. :)

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