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The opening, “Intro” builds up the tension on the tape to a sharp crescendo – it starts with a conversational exchange, in an almost-contemplative state, but ends with the rapper growling and snarling angrily through what seems like a full-on verbal assault. It’s effective, to be sure, and sets the tone for the rest of the album.

The rest of the album is just as verbally brutal, showing off diverse states of brilliant effectiveness. On “Mare di Sardegna”, JD IL MORO works solo over a lusciously layered banging beat, but these songs work even better when the rapper is paired up against the features, and the melodic trap hooks.

The juxtaposition of JD IL MORO’s intense flow and hard-hitting verbiage, creates a captivating contrast to the other elements in the music. This is instantly evident on “Frakenstein” ft. Don Nunzio and “Genio” ft. Doro Gjat & IKB, where the entire crew of performers come up with viciously enjoyable punchlines, and display an absolute hurricane of energetic charisma.

The melodic trap flavors are turned up on “Mustang” ft. Don Nunzio & Ric de Large, while JD IL MORO really gets going on “JD non DJ” ft. IKB, latching down on every syllable with contagious glee. As you move through “Il mio nome è Jay” and “Mulla”, you realize that this is not just thoughtful rap music. This is hard, instinctive, and witty rap music.

JD IL MORO presents life’s well-worn clichés. But he finds these quick-witted, oblique ways to present those clichés, and that’s what makes him riveting. There are lightning fast lines on “Zig Zag” ft. Gergo Morales & Shaz that you have to sit with and consider for a moment. Obviously, if don’t understand Italian, you’ll have to rely on the vibe and flow, which will have you captivated anyway.

The mixtape’s sound is pure euphoria: shimmering synth melodies, clean drum beats, and big fat basslines. It’s a great example of a rapper riding in his lane and excelling there. From “Grande Crescita” and “Everything” to “Squali”, JD IL MORO continues to interpret his personal views on the pains of life in this world. Strong traces of realism and pessimism permeates through his words here.

By the time you reach the closing tracks – the autobiographical “Easy” and “Tu va bien”, you realize that there are no skippable tracks on “Il Sardo Del Nord Mixtape Vol.1”. It’s a huge, propulsive mixtape, and it’s a pure showcase for JD IL MORO, who’s talented enough to carry it all by himself, but confident enough to share some of the spotlight with his choice features. His only limit currently, to making it on a global scale, is the same as yours…the language barrier. In the meantime he’ll be ripping up the scene in his home country soon!

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