MR EXQUIRE: Never Running Again


(Kismet; 2013)

Like nearly every other tape he's ever released, Mr eXquire's latest offering, Kismet, contains a couple genuine flashes of brilliance buried underneath a dozen or so forgettable records. "Never Running Again" stands as further proof that he's at his absolute best when tackling concepts, despite "Huzzah," a frivolous exercise in braggadocio, being his breakout single. He rattles off a laundry list of fears he's ran away from over the years. Unfortunately, we never get to hear exactly how eXquire mustered the courage to confront and conquer those phobias. Constrobuz's astral production fades to black less than a minute into the song. It's frustratingly brief, yet still one of the few standouts featured on Kismet.

10 comments:

  1. My preferred cut on this tape too. Had to play it on FOTB last night.

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  2. @Note I looked for that episode of FOTB and couldn't find it. Guess it takes a few days before you post it online?

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  3. I think Kismet is really good. The Cauldron, Noble Drew Ali,Chains, Orbz, and Never Running are all good in my opinion. Plus, I Was Drunk" and eXxx Studio are kinda cool "club songs." "Forgettable"? You're probably right, but I'm having fun with this tape in the meantime.

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  4. @Joe "Noble Drew Ali," "Chains," and "Chains" were great I think. The rest seems pretty decent but I don't feel the need to listen again. I've waiting for him to wow me with a project, but I'm not sure if that's ever going to happen.

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