Queens based rapper Consequence is a 10-year survivor of the rap game. Facing the harsh ups and downs of the industry, as vocalized in his feature on Kanye Westâ€™s hugely successful â€œSpaceship,â€ Kanye salvaged the humble rapper, signing him to G.O.O.D. music and releasing Donâ€™t Quit Your Day Job.
After buzzing on the mixtape circuit, this release has a soulful and coherent vibe. Initially, fans may be disappointed that some cuts have already been released, namely â€œGrammy Familyâ€ and â€œThe Good, the Bad, and the Uglyâ€ with the Louis Vuitton Don. While these arenâ€™t bad songs by any means, fans of G.O.O.D. music will easily recognize them. Thankfully, the rest of the album delivers â€˜Quenceâ€™s best: subtle, introspective flows, laced with blue-color work ethic over jazzy beats. Mr. Cons to the Quence shines on tracks where he stays grounded, avoiding the typical rapper bravado. On â€œJob Songâ€ Cons muses: â€œPut my pride to the side, go get a 9 to 5/ â€˜cuz living cheque to cheque is the only way I survive.â€ Other songs that pop out on the album are â€œFeel this Wayâ€ and â€œWho Knew my Luck Would Changeâ€ where soulful crooning perfectly compliments Consâ€™ talents.
Despite the rehashed tracks, Donâ€™t Quit Your Day Job is a rewarding listen.