Here we have one of the projects I anticipated the most throughout the year. Familiar Faces by Koins. And to keep things simple… it exceeded my expectations.
Koins has had a terrific year. He not only took his music to the next level, he set a higher bar for quality music coming out of the 808. Prior to this album release, there were only a few projects that came out this year which got much exposure.
The concept behind this album is quite straightforward; its a journey of Koins’ growth, experiences and lessons learned. All from the eyes of a local boy with aspirations of being a force to be reckoned with in this densely populated hip-hop industry. What connects all of this is the ‘Familiar Faces‘ that accompanied him along the way.
I’ve been a fan of his music for the past year-and-a-half now and I couldn’t be prouder of what he has achieved. I see the growth from Keep Your Koins & being just a member of the Broke Mokes.
Mixed & mastered by Jim Hurdle. Featuring an all-star Hawaii hip-hop brigade.
Now press play…
Familiar Faces: 5/5 Mics
You know I gotta reference my personal favorites:
- So Savage (Prod. by VNTVRIUS)
- These Lines (feat. Josh F) (Prod. by Milo Wavs)
- W.A.I.T. GO (Prod. by Autumn Keys)
- Friends (Prod. by Autumn Keys)
- L.N.F. (feat. Dae1) (Prod. by B-Dom)
So Savage brings some high energy to the album and the production is incredible. My personal favorite. Hope he puts out a video for this record. These Lines features the great vocals from Josh F and the struggles Koins faces with a woman. Be sure to check the video to this record (down under), it’s outstanding. W.A.I.T. GO is the smooth closing track that brings some positivity & balance. Friends is a new local take on the popular Kanye West song, Real Friends (w/Ty Dolla $ign). Finally, L.N.F., is just another great tranquil track with the assistance of Dae1 (from Broke Mokes).
This is only just the beginning…