Three years is a long time. It’s eons in hip-hop-a culture where everything is accelerated. Therefore, it’s a true testament to Fyutch that he has remained a mainstay on the Nashville hip-hop scene between his 2009 releases and now. And after one listen to Mr. Flattop, it is clear he will be around a while longer. But unlike many of his contemporaries, Fyutch’s longevity has been and will be attributed to sheer skill. And he wastes no time proving his talents again. After an intro from Sir Lazenby, similar to J. Prince on some Rap-A-Lot releases, the title track finds Fyutch delivering great rhymes with a standout flow (But you don’t get it, this is bigger than my bucks/ It’s the same dang story for us all coming up/I struggle as a young’n, cliche and so redundant/ But that still don’t change the fact that I grew up with no money). The next track, “Identity Crisis,” addresses the reason for his recent name change from Future to Fyutch with outstanding class. The mix tape does get slightly repetitive with a few too many club bangers in a row, but scores points for the Spice Girls sample on “My Lover.” The project’s next stand out is “Stacey Dash” which is an ode to a car. But it also makes great use of double entendres. “Set Me Free” ends everything on a serious note. However, it is significant because it establishes Fyutch as a well-rounded emcee on this release. Despite the minor misstep in sequencing, Mr. Flattop is a great mix tape that showcases a skilled writer and rapper on the verge of stardom.
Download it for free here: http://www.mediafire.com/?y9gcmo6c932mupl