For some people, being able to keep up with the tides of success isn't manageable. Some people can't even manage being next to those people. On Made 4 It, Made Man reflects on some of his previous relationships and how they aren't holding him back. He's ready for the pace of fame and the work that needs to be put in for that, but his ex girl wasn't.
Now Made Man raps about his new life, the women in it, and how lonely it is as the top. Anybody (male, female or otherwise) can relate to a degree with what Made Man is saying. Chasing your dreams is a lonely road that only so many people can manage to follow you on. And ultimately, you'll lose them all. It's up to you to stay strong and on the path.
Some highlights from the project include the Intro track (which holds the same title as the Mixtape), and GTA. Both are decent summaries of the project in terms of it's scope and overall sound. The production value holds and is solid, which borrows instrumentals from producers such as DJ Mustard and more new-age Trap beatmakers.
My core issue with the album is one that will for sure sound like a recycled opinion of most mixtapes of this day and age: it sounds the same as 90% of other mixtapes out now. Everyone, Made Man included, sounds more and more like a Future/Desiigner clone. While the production and sound is no doubt a great easy listen that I've allowed to follow me for the majority of the last week, I wouldn't say it's the stepping stone to greatness that I believe Made Man has the potential to be.
Check the tape below and make sure to leave us a comment or suggestion for next week's mixtape.
Steve is a music producer, film editor and photographer who founded Tek5 Music in August of 2017. He currently works and resides in Roanoke, Virginia while preparing for the release of his next project "Roses Are Blue".
To find more of his work, please visit our Who We Be page. Steve also frequently completes freelance projects and several of his own music videos.