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REVIEW: Ski Mask the Slump God goes hard in ‘Beware the Book of Eli’

Be the coolest monkey in the jungle.

Ski Mask the Slump God is back, and his new mixtape The Book of Eli shows him going harder than ever

Southern Florida rapper Ski Mask the Slump God has had a lot going on for him recently, but none of that has stopped him from putting out a new mixtape Beware the Book of Eli chocked full of his signature spitfire bars, morbid themes, and guest appearances from some of his friends.

Beware the Book of Eli had actually been leaked by Ski himself last week due to frustration with his management, but it was quickly taken down and then properly released today.

This mixtape dives even further into his cartoonish persona in terms of how he aurally presents himself as well as the cover that features his comically animated avatar on the front of an old looking kids picture book.

Beware the Book of Eli has quite a few familiar faces showing up, such as Rich the Kid (on “Lost Souls” and “Bukkake”), Danny Towers (on “Geekin”), SahBabii (on “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle”), and Ronny J (on Throwaway).

“DoIHaveTheSauce” is rather simplistic in terms of it having very subtle bass and a drum track that keeps it easy and on point.

With the lack of distractions going on, Ski’s intense bars are able to get more attention. Much of the song is just rhymes and name dropping, but it is enough to build anticipation as to where he will go next.

“Geekin”, which features Danny Towers lending his talents has a more chill, laid back vibe to it. The vocals are a bit more melodic, though drenched in autotune to give it that more modern urban R&B kind of vibe.

It has this groove that just sticks in the brain. The only bad thing about it is it cuts off way too soon and could easily go for another couple of minutes or more.

Tracks that seem to be missing from the mixtape is “SKIMeetsWorld”, which features a sample of the theme song to the iconic 90’s sitcom Boy Meets World as well as “With Vengeance”, which features Offset.

Beware the Book of Eli shows some of Ski’s most creative work yet. There was clearly a great deal of time and effort put into the creation of the mixtape and it very well could as Ski has been saying change his career entirely. There certainly is potential.

Rating: 3/5

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Listen: Ski Mask the Slump God Beware the Book of Eli

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