Darby O’Trill – “Gully” review

Darby O’Trill is a 29 year old MC from Key Largo, Florida who came up in the fall of 2018 off his full-length debut Blood, Guts & a Whole Lotta Love. This was followed up with Fester almost a year later, but it wasn’t until a few months after the pandemic hit where Darby enlisted Chapter 17/Psychopathic in-house producer Devereaux to fully produce his 3rd album Piecemeal to critical acclaim & I’ll forever be grateful that he gave yours truly a shoutout on the closer. But in light of him signing to Lyrikal Snuff Productionz over the fall, Darby & Devereaux are back at it again for his 4th full-length outing.

“Enter the Swamps” is a bass-heavy opener talking about a spot in the swamps where the bodies rot whereas “Terrorizer” gets on his murderous shit over a morbid instrumental. Shaggytheairhead & Yung Strife tag along for the cold “Mac Meaties Burgers” talking about giving no fucks just before the bombastic “Down by the Lake” details how it’s been a long day digging graves.

Meanwhile on “Casey Becker’s Dead”, we have Darby warning everyone that you can’t escape him over an instrumental with an incredibly morbid atmosphere to it leading into “Your God’s an Awesome Fraud” going into more trap territory advising that praying isn’t gonna save you from being killed. Damien Quinn comes into the picture for the piano/bass infused “Bonechillers” returning to their serial killer bag, but then “Forget the Pigs, Feed ‘Em to the Fish” comes through with an outstanding sequel to “I Think You’d Make Excellent Pigfeed” off his last album Piecemeal.

“Puddlemane” details how disgusting he is over an unsettling beat while “Sack Full of Rotting Heads” works in some bells & pianos talking about making his victims suffer. “Sunderland’s Wunderland” has a more suspenseful tone to the production as he twists the lid off the chemicals while “Big Idiot Shit” with Cody Manson finds the 2 over some heavy bass yet again talking about breaking jaws before their balls dropped.

Following that, “Welcome to Primetime” tells the story of Darby falling asleep & seeing a man in a chair who’s been waiting for him over an occult instrumental while “3 Skulls with Blood” goes full blown trap metal talking about all his desires hurting him. “In the Kingdom of the Possums” takes a more murky trap route asking to bury him while “Swampicide” with Scum describes the voices in their head accompanied by a slow yet foggy beat.

Jigsaw Killa’s verse on “The Kirsten Dunst Experiment” has to be my least favorite feature on the entire album even though I love the concept of the problems they have as well as the rugged production while “Tainted Blood Courses Through My Veins” has an icier sound proclaiming the wicked shit will never die. Yung Strife returns for the song “Christ of the Blockheads” to get ready for combat over a blaring instrumental while the penultimate track “Body in a Void” with Insane Poetry sees the 2 talking about laying asses down in a hole over a bloodcurdling trap beat. “When Dust Becomes 1 with the Dirt” ends the album with a guitar & some hi-hats expressing his desire for the pin to be taken away.

I’ve been looking forward to this album for a little over a year now & in the end, Darby gave us his magnum opus with Gully because this is a modern horrorcore classic & further cements him as the future of the wicked shit. Devereaux’s production is a lot more darker than his more recent work with Ouija Macc & as far as Darby’s lyricism goes, he’s at his most macabre.

Score: 4.5/5

Ouija Macc – “PRETTY UGLY 2” review

Ouija Macc is a 36 year old rapper from Las Vegas, Nevada who I’ve covered multiple times up to this point. In 2017, the Insane Clown Posse signed him to Psychopathic Records shortly after putting out his debut EP Trashfire independently. Ouija has since proven himself as one of the most consistent & hard working dudes in the underground by dropping 2 full-length albums, 2 greatest hits compilations, 5 mixtapes & 4 EPs all in the span of 4 years. This year itself he formed his very own sub-label Chapter 17 Records as well as joining forces with Baby E for We Never Forgot & following it up on his own by releasing Dirtbag on his own a couple months later but with his born day passing earlier this month, he & longtime collaborator Devereaux are getting back together for his 6th mixtape.

“Get a Life” sets off the tape by demonically calling out those dismissing his talents whereas “Bag Dad” with K1LLWH1TEY bombastic encourages to chase that paper. “Origami” vibrantly talks about folding money like such just before “That’s Wet” incorporates a sitar using the title in the form of a few different metaphors.

Meanwhile on “Bad Company”, we have SmrtDeath joining Ouija to cloudily tell a shawty that wants to swerve with them that they’re unsavory leading into the cavernous “Homonym” hazily talking about bringing them commas in & the DJ scratches during the last minute or so blew my wig back. “Giddy U” atmospherically gets on some romantic shit, but then “Nothing Else” has a more peaceful tone instrumentally as Ouija talks about being put here to ride or die.

It’s really cool to hear the beat on “Ever Since” continuously layering itself as it goes on looking back on his past whereas “Let Me Rot” subduedly talks about decomposing at the top. “Feelin’ Nothing” has a bit of an ambient trap vibe speaking on being apathetic when he steps out the chamber just before the guitar driven “Quiet Game” talks about keeping the flame lit & not having to say shit.

“Juggalord” is the only song that Devereaux didn’t produce yet it almost has a Three 6 Mafia feeling down to the hook as Ouija rightfully reminds that he’s never been a bitch & “It’s a Go” steelily talks about being down for all maneuvers. The song “Say It Much” is another guitar/trap ballad expressing his love for his lady while the penultimate track “Make Me Laugh” viciously disses those who’re scared of him blowing up. The closer “Pain Away” finishes the tape with a grungy weed anthem.

As much as I enjoyed the first PRETTY/UGLY, I genuinely think this sequel is even better. I like how the features are more toned down in comparison to the predecessor but most importantly; Ouija & Devereaux are basically the wicked shit’s equivalent to Future & Metro Boomin’ at this point because both of them take their songwriting & production game to a higher level every time they get together.

Score: 4/5

Ouija Macc – “Dirtbag” review

This is the 5th mixtape from Las Vegas rapper Ouija Macc. Originally breaking out in 2017 off the strength of his debut EP Trashfire, this resulted in the Insane Clown Posse making him the final act to ever sign with Psychopathic Records later that year. Ouija has since been holding it down for the hatchet by dropping 2 full-length albums, 3 EPs, 4 tape, a greatest hits compilation & a collab EP with Starfoxlaflare. But after forming his own label Chapter 17 Records & dropping a collaborative mixtape with Young Money Entertainment signee Baby E a couple months ago, Ouija is enlisting the Floridian production duo Mythic Mindz for Dirtbag.

“Ain’t No Savior” kicks the door down by encouraging the listener to crank the volume up super high over a sitar-laced trap beat from Devereaux whereas the next song “Demon Seed” is a cacophonous depiction of a ritual. Ouija goes on to do a good job at melodically opening up about depression on the grungy “Route 17” & then “Killing Spree” brings in a chiming instrumental as the lyrics take a turn into horrorcore turf.

The track “Domino” brings in a bit of a country twang in the production to talk how this is the way it has to be while we get a bass-heavy ode to the kinky motherfuckers out there on “Nympho”. For “Did It Myself”, we get a Bollywood-flavored anthem about his grind before the Shaggytheairhead provides a dinky beat for Ouija to acknowledge his weirdness on “Walking WTF”.

Meanwhile on “La Cienega”, we get a quirky instrumental & Ouija bringing his speediest flows imaginable without making it sound cliche whereas “Thuggalo Slide” is a bassy anthem for the thuggalos to ride to. The song “Monster vs. Man” continues to bring in guitars as the lyrics tackle inner turmoil while “Not Enough” is Ouija talking about wanting more sex & drugs on top of a wailing trap beat.

The adrenaline-inducing “Die Like This” takes aim at his detractors whereas the electronic-influenced “Understand Us” is about how misunderstood juggalos are in the hip hop world. “I Don’t Know” doesn’t sound too bad for a cloudy love song while the penultimate track is a trap/rock fusion about burning it all down. As for the closer, “I’m Nowhere” talks about being a ghost over a sludgy instrumental.

This dude is just reaffirming his status as one of the most consistent artists in the underground today. He makes a great return to his normal style after the more commercial We Never Forgot & it’s cool to hear Mythic Mindz helping him out dabbling into new sounds.

Score: 4/5

Ouija Macc – “Wasteland” review

Ouija Macc is a 35 year old rapper from Las Vegas, Nevada who I’ve covered multiple times up to this point. In 2017, the Insane Clown Posse signed him to Psychopathic Records shortly after his debut EP Trashfire independently. Ouija has since proven himself as one of the most consistent & hard working dudes in the underground by dropping a full-length debut, a greatest hits compilation, 4 mixtapes & 3 EPs all in the span of 3 years. But after much anticipation, he’s finally delivering his sophomore album produced entirely by longtime collaborator Devereaux.

The opener “Destroyers” gets violent over a spooky trap beat whereas the next song “Jacc Shit” flexes over a nocturnal instrumental. The track “Bootlace” tells everyone to stay out of his lane over an ignorant beat (in a good way) while the song “Fee Fye Foe Fum” with Rozz Dyliams sees the 2 coming at all the suckas out there over a dreary instrumental.

The track “Daily Death” lyrically lives up to its concept perfectly on top of this melancholic ass beat while the song “Broken” dives into his mental health over an eerie instrumental. The track “When da Lights Out” with Rittz finds the 2 getting reckless over a devilish beat while the song “Hatchet Mode” talks about plotting revenge over a spacious instrumental.

The track “Juggalo” talks about the noise that they want you to fear over a trap/rock fusion while the song “Runnin’ Shit” talks about taking over the game over an Atari-esque instrumental. The track “Incantation” gets on the horrorcore tip over a cavernous beat with some heavy bass while the song “Yuh Yuh Yuh” is a fun, catchy celebratory anthem.

The track “Stand For” talks about how they won’t fall for shit over an atmospheric instrumental while the song “Critical Meltdown” talks about losing his shit over a devilish beat. The track “Inquisition” boasts over a cloudy beat while the song “Forks in the Pot” talks about how you can’t clone him over a rubbery instrumental. The closer “Dead Homies” pays tribute to those in his life who’re no longer here over an anguishing beat, but then the hidden track talks about being born in a nightmare over a psychotic instrumental.

For waiting as long as we did for Wasteland, it was very much well worth it in my personal opinion. Not only does Devereaux cook up some of his best production ever, but his sound continues to help bring the best out of Ouija as the songwriting & flows on here are just as fantastic.

Score: 4/5

Ouija Macc – “PRETTY/UGLY” review

Ouija Macc is a 35 year old rapper from Las Vegas, Nevada who’s been making music for about a decade now. In 2017, the Insane Clown Posse swooped him up with a deal on their label Psychopathic Records. Ouija has since been putting in mad work by constantly dropping projects like Gutterwater, Waterdamage & Resistance: The Walk to Wasteland. He just released Resistance II: Hell’s Holotape a couple months ago & we’re already getting another mixtape entirely produced by longtime collaborator Devereaux.

The tape kicks off with “Ugly Face Ass”, where Ouija ponders why bitches like him despite his appearance over a trap beat with some rubbery bass & wailing synths. The next song “Let It Go” with Shotty Horroh sees the 2 talking about sex over a dazing instrumental while the track “Midnight” with Olah Bliss finds the 2 getting nocturnal over an ominous beat. The song “Spring Valley” talks about robbing people over an instrumental with a deranging atmosphere to it while the track “1-800-Bodies” is a gruesome amalgamation of horrorcore & trap.

The song “Vegan Pussy” with Heart Attack Man talks about the beauty of vegan women all over the world on top of a beat that just makes you wanna mosh while the track “Juggalit” starts flexing over some prominent hi-hats & snares. The song “NOMO” talks about dusting yourself off when you’re down over a mystical beat while the track “Malfoy Twins” with Golden BSP sees the 2 talking about being the future of the wicked shit over a misty trap beat.

The song “Ostriches” talks about running his checks up over an instrumental with a chilling vocal-loop while the track “Chop Suey” talks about how the wicked shit lives inside him over a noisy yet scary instrumental. The song “Wedding Gown” while the track “Area 17” talks about talks about how his clique is better than those frontin’ on them over a trap beat with an electric guitar throughout. The song “Macc wit da Goop” with KirbLaGoop sees the 2 talking about being the young killers they are over a somewhat cloudy beat & then the tape finishes with “Bones Broke”, where Ouija talks about being addicted to murder over a frightful instrumental.

I personally prefer the dude’s previous tape Resistance II: Hell’s Holotape a lot more, but this is still a solid nonetheless. The features don’t really do anything for me personally, but Devereaux nails it with the production Ouija Macc still does a good job at presenting himself as one of the most unique faces in the underground today.

Score: 3.5/5

Ouija Macc – “Resistance II: Hell’s Holotape” review

This is the 3rd mixtape from Las Vegas rapper Ouija Macc. After the Insane Clown Posse took Ouija under their wing & signed him to their label Psychopathic Records in 2017, Ouija’s full-length debut Gutterwater that came out the following year saw him putting his own spin on the SoundCloud aesthetics & has consistently been grinding since with videos as well as mixtapes like Waterdamage & Resistance: The Walk to Wasteland. But with his sophomore album Wasteland on the way, Ouija is preluding it with a sequel to Resistance & is enlisting longtime collaborator Devereaux to produce it in it’s entirety once again.

The tape kicks off with “Wake Up!”, where Ouija Macc talks his shit over some creepy yet vibrant production. The next song “Fall Thru da Floor” is a bombastic crowd mover while the track “Skin” pretty much gets suicidal over a cavernous trap beat. The song “Platinum Skeletons” talks about having a lot over a ghostly beat while the track “All Blue” of course shows off his racks over an unsettling instrumental.

The song “Poison” gets back on the suicide tip over a misanthropic instrumental while the track “Open Wide” finds Ouija bragging so charmingly on top of a perilous beat. The song “Do the Math” once again talks about his wealth over a nocturnal beat while the track “Princess Ouija” talks about being a demon as well as “the biggest piece of shit of them all” over a gruesome instrumental.

The song “Therapist” is a psychotic trap metal fusion that actually works a lot better than “Dead Diary” off the first Resistance did while “Da Plague” gets apocalyptic over a lethargic beat. The song “Stain” is an absolutely flawless moshpit starter while the track “Sorted” talks about how he had suffered in the past & that he had to figure it out paranormal-sounding instrumental.

The song “Put It Down” talks about how he can’t stop now over an instrumental with a hypnotically dismal atmosphere to it while the track “Discuss Me (Disgust Me)” is him saying he wouldn’t be here today if he cared what others say about him over a trap beat with a prominently somber piano loop. The penultimate track “Die Alone” talks about how he doesn’t want leave Earth with no one by his side over a demented yet roomy beat & then the tape ends with “Where I Belong”, where Ouija talks about being happy with the place he’s at currently over a mystical trap beat.

To me, Resistance II is just as great as it’s predecessor. Ouija Macc’s songwriting has gotten more catchier with each new project he puts out & the sound palates that Devereaux brings to the table continue to fit his lyrics like a glove. Really looking forward to see what both of these guys do next on Wasteland.

Score: 4/5

Ouija Macc – “Resistance: The Walk to Wasteland” review

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Ouija Macc is a rapper from Las Vegas, Nevada who came up as the latest signee to Psychopathic Records in 2017. He made a pretty solid debut last May with Gutterwater, following it up not too long after 2 mixtapes: Waterdamage & 50 Shades of Dead. However to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of his debut, he’s continuing his grind with his 3rd mixtape & longtime collaborator Devereaux producing it in it’s entirety.

The album kicks off with “Controller 17,” where Ouija is dissing an unknown rapper over an eerie beat. The next track “Infinight” talks about shooting out the sun over a druggy trap beat while the song “Lil Monster” gets murderous over a nocturnal trap beat. The track “1700 MPH” has a decent beat, but I love how Ouija disses his haters & that he speeds up his flow during the hook. The song “Dead Diary” is a horrific trap metal fusion & while the track “Randall’s Law” gets murderous, it sounds unfinished. The song “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday” continues the lyrical themes of the previous cut over a haunting trap beat & while the track “Hater Exterminator” pretty much speaks for itself over an ominous trap beat, the hook is annoying.

The song “Gary in the Gravedigger” talks about hustling over an alluring trap beat while the track “Benz Boys” with R I L E Y showcases a pretty decent chemistry between the 2 over a Halloween-esque trap beat. The song “Friends” talks about being lonesome over bass-heavy trap beat with a haunting bell throughout while the track “Toxic Nephilim” talks about being a heathen over an atmospheric beat. The song “Jujitsu” gets boastful over a moody beat while the track “Error 404” is a short yet catchy banger where Ouija continues to brag. The song “Sonar Sizzle” talks about the things he’s seen over the course of his life over a somber beat & then “Chaos Spell” is an adrenaline pumping way to close out the tape.

This was a major improvement over Ouija’s last 2 tapes & it’s on par with Gutterwater for his magnum opus. Devereaux’s producer tags can get annoying after a while as they’re placed on every single track, but his chemistry with Ouija is stronger than ever on this one & I like how they kept features to a minimum. It’s not for everyone though, as they continue to put an old fashioned horrorcore spin on the trap sound that’s ever so popular right now.

Score: 3.5/5