The Earn

Album Review of The Earn by Yu.

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The Earn


The Earn by Yu

Release Date: Dec 13, 2011
Record label: Mello Music Group
Genre(s): Rap, Pop/Rock

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The Earn - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

HipHopDX - 80
Based on rating 4.0/5

Many fans, artists and critics are quick to speak against much of Hip Hop’s materialistic, flossy rhymes in today’s current economic climate. But having music that speaks against those ideals isn’t enough to truly make a mark. Such convictions have to be just as lyrically and sonically compelling as the mainstream tunes they criticize, and their identity needs to stand for something just as much as it’s standing against the rest.

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After years of work as a member of the D.C. rap groups Diamond District and the1978ers, yU has a lot of experience but still feels he has something to prove. “Some people won’t support a new cat until they see a few projects under [his] belt that are consistently dope,” yU told an interviewer last month. Born Michael Willingham Jr., yU earned his name from battle rapping, and his distinct style won him lots of “Why you?” questions about his approach.

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