New York-based record­ing artist Notes82 releases a 13-track album titled “Reflec­tions”, avail­able now on major stream­ing plat­forms.

“Reflec­tions is a vivid visu­al mas­ter­piece that gives the Hip Hop listen­er a chance to exper­i­ence my story from a very per­son­al per­spect­ive. This album is my open book con­fes­sion and the cul­ture deserves to hear me speak my truth.” ‑Notes82

The skilled lyr­i­cist brings forth his A‑game to deliv­er an album brim­ming with hard truths, inspir­a­tion, and pivotal reflect­ive mem­oirs.  The pro­duc­tion fused with multi-genre tones includ­ing 70’s smooth tones mixed with horns, pianos, and urb­an bass height­en the raw­ness spewed from Notes82.

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“Reflec­tions Intro” sets the tone for the entire album, which exudes sur­viv­al and strength. Notes begins lay­ing the found­a­tion onto the can­vas for listen­ers to grasp what’s next to come; fight­ing to stay awake, becom­ing immune to los­ing friends, and the repe­ti­tious beat­ings from the streets. In “My Time” Notes speaks upon his growth and grind by declar­ing his stance in the industry, for he’s not to be con­fused as just anoth­er rap­per.

Notes con­fesses his street relapse tempta­tion in “Run­ning Back.” He vividly describes his dif­fi­culty to refrain from slid­ing back­ward, and how at times it’s impossible to res­ist the street’s sweet nec­tar.  The struggle can be lif­ted if Notes had a “Num­ber One” by his side.  This track is for the ladies as Notes expresses his desire to secure a lead­ing lady of his own who can emerge sun­shine into the hood.

“Vul­tures” is a record for haters and naysay­ers with a mes­sage from Notes exclaim­ing how his takeover in the cul­ture will keep their taunts at rest.  His mes­sage con­tin­ues with the next track and lead single, “Sui­cide.” Notes vocal­izes his ongo­ing fight to dodge evil’s touch while labels and rap­pers con­tin­ue with a tain­ted reign over­flow­ing with greed. “Tell ’em Pray” serves as a pub­lic ser­vice announce­ment, one that is not for the weak at heart. Notes time and energy are ded­ic­ated to the lab, tak­ing jabs and mak­ing blatant moves, with the game in the palm of his hand.  With his “Book Bag” filled with prom­in­ent lyr­ic­al jew­els, Notes is ready to unleash hav­oc at any giv­en moment.

“All My Life” is quite the per­son­al track that embod­ies a past of force-fed lies, which in turn altered the life­style Notes led as does “Bad vs Evil.” It’s now his time to speak the truth in the booth and air out past toil­some rela­tion­ships, both per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al.

In “Golden Globes” Notes sends out an imper­at­ive wakeup call that the best things in life are not free. His vivid storytelling con­firms an uphill ‘ground­ho­g’s day’ climb regard­ing labels and shady industry mix­ers. How­ever, in “Reflec­tions Outro”, Notes steps into a zone strong-armed with his clear men­tal and reflect­ive thoughts pre­pared to stomp out that climb. The rhythmic mar­tyr wraps up the album in “Under­neath It All.” With the con­crete jungle weigh­ing on his back, los­ing friends to death, and a gruel­ing career, Notes only focus is the future; full throttle sur­viv­al mode.

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MJ Savino

MJ Savino

MJ is Hip Hop Blog­ger, Pub­li­cist, Book­ing Agent, Act­iv­ist, but fan first and fore­most. “Hip Hop saved my life, it is only right I give back to the cul­ture”!

About MJ Savino

MJ Savino
MJ is Hip Hop Blogger, Publicist, Booking Agent, Activist, but fan first and foremost. "Hip Hop saved my life, it is only right I give back to the culture"!