Hailing from Montgomery, Alabama, YA BOI PRO is a charismatic, spontaneous and direct hip-hop artist and producer who set out to create music with an honest and eclectic approach. His sound falls somewhere in between the depth and warmth of old school hip-hop, and the sharp focus and balance of the best modern productions.
“Citizen Lame” the mixtape by YA BOI PRO is an excellent recording. There is not one weak song on it. The songs include tracks of various moods, from party to reflective to romantic and catchy radio-friendly vibes. YA BOI PRO uses a lot of analog synths, samples and interesting sounds in his music as opposed to the same old 808 kick and bass hip-hop artists usually use. He also has a great voice that stands out above the beats.
“Citizen Lame” has a great blend of what hip-hop should be. Awesome production combined with good lyricism. YA BOI PRO tends to not be vulgar, which is positive for me. And while the industry still tries to find a sense of direction, YA BOI PRO has managed to make a great quality mixtape that amalgamates melody and hip-hop.
On “Citizen Lame”, YA BOI PRO proves himself to be both an exceptional rapper – delivering extreme wit and intellect with hard hitting flows and beats – and an incredibly multi-talented producer. As a whole, I love the mixtape. It has a very different feel to it than most hip-hop music that is out there and I appreciate that. YA BOI PRO’s creativity is what comes across in a blaring light through the standout tracks here.
And the standouts abound by the bucket-load; RUNAWAYS-FT.EMERALD & BREEZY, LIFE GOES ON FT. SUNDIE & BLAZIN-CITIZEN LAME, GRAVEYARD LOVE FT.SUNDIE & B.GREE-CITIZEN LAME, PERU FT.SUNDIE, IN LOVE-CITIZEN LAME, CATER TO YOU FT MAZETTE & MEL-CITIZEN LAME AND, SLOW DOWN FT. SUNDIE-CITIZEN LAME.
YA BOI PRO is one of those hip hop artists that go way beyond the boundaries of usual rapping. The thing that makes him so special is that his creativeness isn’t controlled by anyone else. YA BOI PRO likes doing things his way. Being a rapper, musician and producer basically means that he has control of everything he is doing which is something a lot of rappers can’t do!
“Citizen Lame” is good in creativeness but there is real balance to it. The features, the hooks, the beats and the lyricism are perfect. If you like music than you should at least give this mixtape a listen. If you like hip-hop than hopefully you already have it in your collection!