Well well well, what do we have here? Blessings in the Gray is the solo mixtape from AK, who you should know as one half of the Underachievers. His rapping partner, Issa Gold, went solo last Friday with the release of Conversations With a Butterfly, a pensive EP that proved he’s a formidable artist on his own terms. The same goes for AK, who delivers nine brand-new solo tracks with Blessings and bursts out of the gate with passion and rapid-fire bars on “LSD Freestyle.” From there, we hear some reminiscent raps on “Times Change,” old-school boom-bap on standout “Sun Child,” and familiar blunted aggression on “Break It Down.” In all, this is exactly what you’d want from a member of the Underachievers: equal parts drugs, introspection, and shit talking.
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