Summrs – “Fallen Raven” review

Summrs is a 22 year old rapper from Lafayette, Louisiana who cam up as a member of the Goonie-founded Slayworld collective. His presence has been known predominantly in the plugg scene by constantly dropping projects whether it be the All Summr trilogy or his last EP What We Have, the latter of which in my opinion I’d recommend going to if you’re unfamiliar with the kid already. Last we heard from him was 9 months ago when he dropped Nothing More Nothing Less & after countless delays, he’s returning with his 6th full-length album.

“Let da Birds Out” is a hypertrap-laced opener with a blaring instrumental & lyrics warning to take down anyone who plays him whereas “Wakeup” takes a more odious route talking about wanting new shit. “So Much Cheese” comes through with some decent braggadocio even if the rage beat on here sounds like it was originally made for Yeat down to the bells, but then “Catch a Kill” works in some synth-horns & hi-hats showing a malicious side to him.

Meanwhile on “FadaPhillipe”, we have Summrs on top off a bassy instrumental continuing to flex leading into “Twin did dat” getting back in his gangsta rap back except the production is just mild to me. The beat that “Swing Ya Pole” brings to table is very similar to that of “So Much Cheese” talking about waking up to money on his mind just before “Clear da Business” brings the horns back telling a pussy to get out of his feelings.

“Calico from Mehico” laces some synthesizers boasting once more while “Don’t Mean Shit” ends Side A of the album by mixing a flute & bells confessing that drugs are killing him. “5:35am” is completely stripped back in terms of sound talking about fighting his demons daily while “Vali, CO” takes a cloudier approach saying all he wanted was the bag.

Following that, “For you” goes completely drumless as Summrs confesses his love to an unnamed woman while “Ashes” weaves some glistening pianos in talking about needing another cup. “Cuts So Deep 2” goes full-blown plugg hoping he’ll be forgiven once he’s passed while the atmospheric “FTW” talking about people moving the fuck out his way when he’s posted up.

“Perfect Timing” has a peppier tone to the beat detailing being in love while “Soulja Rag” returns to cloudier territory talking about how it’s supposed to be. “Bonnie & Klyde 2” shoots for a wavier aesthetic wanting to wife up his girl while “NSA” is a chill way to end Side B of the album talking about how it was all supposed to be no strings attached.

The first bonus cut “Dear Mom,” reverts back to drumless turf much like “For you” dedicating it to his mother while the penultimate track “Loving u’s a Sin” is a twangy trap ballad comparing his bitch to that of the devil. “Caused Envy.” ends the album with a guitar & snares calling out someone who switched up on him all just for pussy.

As far as Summrs’ full-lengths go, I think it’s safe for me to say that Fallen Raven is my favorite thus far. To me, it really shows his range as an artist with EVOLVED 2 (Side A) dabbling with rage beats & What We Have 2 (Side B) sticking to the PluggnB sound that he as well as longtime collaborator Autumn! helped popularize.

Score: 4/5