REVIEW: Entelleckt- “LarryYOLO” EP
- March 19th, 2012
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I sat down the other day and decided that it was about time to listen to something with a purpose, with meaning. So I Googled “intellect”, spelt it wrong, and got my dude, Entelleckt. If you’re looking for honesty in music, Entelleckt’s LarryYOLO EP is something you need to listen to. If you want to be lied to then don’t bother, but who in their right mind wants to be lied to? Inspirational to say the least, Entelleckt has the right idea with this EP. He sends a positive message of follow your dreams and conquer your fear of success. “Your greatest allies’ also your greatest enemy/ who we talkin’ bout? Uh yourself, friends and family”. I agree with Entelleckt’s message and stand behind it 100%, but I fail to be totally moved by his music.
There are some really enjoyable songs and high points on LarryYOLO. When I first heard “Gravity”, Entelleckt himself caught me humming along to the hypnotizing acoustic guitar. Normally I HATE auto tune, but it works here on the hook. This by far is the favorite song on the EP. “All I Think is You” Entelleckt shows some poetic strong points. I may have to borrow some of these lyrics on the next female I approach, whoever that lucky lady may be. He comes with lines like “Give you more than what you need – surplus/ You the Queen of my dreams, can’t trust – reality when your near/ Cus its’ like a fantasy appeared/ I’m struggling to keep my mind clear”. Entelleckt has the creativity in his sound down, but something still lacks in the production.
The music seems to be somewhat monotonous. Lyrically wise some of the songs could be combined into one. When listening you might feel like you are listening to a Zig Ziglar self help tape. There is a huge “I know I can” theme to the EP. Which is fine to an extent, but I am interested to see what else Entelleckt has to say. The production on majority of the songs seems the same, monotonous, never really taking me anywhere. Original, but simple, seemed to be the premise. The message would be a whole lot more effective and meaningful with a stronger production.
What’s great about LarryYOLO is that Entelleckt stays creative and original throughout the whole EP. Some may compare him to Kid Cudi or Lupe Fiasco, but I really don’t see either and that’s not a bad thing at all. I vouch for the positive message and anticipate hearing what else Entelleckt has to offer.
Rating: Give it a Once Through (3 out of 5)