Que – I Am Que Mixtape Review
Written By DJ Blak Boy
Que has been consistent with supplying the streets with quality music since his hit single “Young Nigga” and has been holding it down ever since. With this new project, I Am Que, Que delivers a variation of music that ranges in style and delivery. He teams up with a host of producers on this project and he keeps the features limited, which is something Que is strong on pulling off. Nonetheless, this is a solid project that requires some focused listening to. At the same time, any listener can have a fun experience while listening to it as well. If you haven’t checked out Que’s catalog, then this is the opportunity to experience the talent in a nutshell.
Kicking the mixtape off with a song like “Vampire City” wasn’t expected but I appreciated it because Que delivered. The mellow introduction sets a tone where the listener has to listen to everything on this song other than just merely listening to the beat, hook, or one good line. The song is about the cold streets he came up from in the form of telling a story. Not too many rappers wield this ability these days and settle for a nice hook. However, Que chooses to be grounded to what the game is about and it’s simply painting an image for the listener. What Que delivers with his music is substantial quality and it brings an immediate awareness to what the rest of the mixtape has to offer.
The next song “Way Before The Fame” picks up the tempo and explains that Que has been about the life he lives before he became famous. It’s a dope song that is perfect for the club or any playlist. Other songs that deliver this energy are “Awe Man”, “Woodworks”, “No Way”, and “Withdrawals” which are all produced by up and coming super producer 30 Roc of Ear Drummers. One of the singles from this mixtape is “Smackdown” produced by Phenom Da Don and Bhef, which is a definite club banger. Que teamed up with Sonny Digital for the lead single “Gucci Said”. I’ve been working this song myself in the club and it goes over well. It has consistent radio play and I highly suggest it as a record for any DJ working in nightclubs. Other solid tracks on this mixtape are “House” (which is another song that has an alternative street style beat), “12 AM” that seems to have a Jodeci sample, “Rodeo Shopping” (produced by DJ Spinz and Metro Boomin), and the last song “Liquor Talking”.
Overall, Que put together a dope mixtape that has a solid tracklist. With the growth and progression towards the direction Que is going with his career, it is clear to see he has a promising future. I will be looking forward to more mixtapes from Que and I only expect them to get better and will keep my ears open.