New Music Critique: Rheo Taylor 

Production6
Lyrics7
Music6
Vocals7
Musicianship7
6.6

Contact: 3rdsonrestaurant@gmail.com

Web: soundcloud.com

Seeking: Label, Booking
Style: Hip-Hop

Rheo Taylor is a Baltimore-based professional chef with a lengthy archive of tinny-sounding lo-fi (low-quality) raps. The selections we heard (“TaylorBnb” and “COED-69”) were jarringly bad. This was unfortunate, as Taylor is a competent storyteller. There is an interesting league of rappers with culinary experience (Action Bronson comes to mind), but Taylor only mentions mayo and microwaving. “Black Sand” samples a middle-eastern instrumental, a smart decision thematically. Our advice for Taylor is to invest in a mic, record with headphones and work with an experienced producer. Otherwise, these mixtape-quality recordings will continue to accumulate and clutter on Soundcloud.