Music Review: ‘GOOD Job, You Found Me’

On Friday, G.O.O.D Fridays returned with the Valee EP, “GOOD Job, You Found Me.” Valee is a 30 year old rapper from Chicago, who recently has been getting lots of buzz in the Chicago music scene. Only starting to take rap seriously about three years ago, he has skyrocketed his career. He recently signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music label.

The EP which only includes six tracks, three of which are old tracks, and only has a runtime of 14:29, is the rapper’s first step in the national spotlight of rap. It features Pusha T on a remix of his popular song Miami. Kanye West also executively produced the EP. This being said, G.O.O.D. Music is invested into their newest artist and he has an exciting future.

The intro track is a new track called ‘Juice & Gin’, it’s a perfect introduction to Valee’s rap style in which he almost floats over any beat, rapping practically off beat yet creating a soothing flow. His raspy voice delivers unique and truthful lyrics through the six songs.

The biggest track on this album is ‘Miami’ ft. Pusha T, the original was posted over a year ago on Valee’s soundcloud, but the remix was pushed as the lead single for this EP. And this was a smart decision because this song is easily the most put together song featuring a chorus and more than one verse. Valee delivers bars about his lifestyle and the luxury in his life. Pusha T join in on the second verse to deliver a crisp and clean verse. He flows perfectly over the Rio Mac beat.

Overall, the album is short and to the point. G.O.O.D. Music wastes no time putting their new signee into the national spotlight. Valee did not include any filler tracks in the debut EP, and this benefited him greatly. Keeping the album to only six tracks allowed the world to see the uniqueness of Valee but made sure he didn’t overstay his visit. The tracks allow people to decide if they like Valee’s style and allow them to dive into the rest of his discography. For me the album was a 6/10. Valee showed he can dominate using his unique rap style, but in the future I hope to see Valee creating longer tracks with more than just one verse.

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Carter Olson is a staff writer for The Lorian.

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