Shawn Chrystopher: Lovestory.

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Mixtape: Lovestory.
Artist: Shawn Chrystopher
Released: July 26, 2012

West-Coast up and comer, Shawn Chrystopher is back with his downloadable release Lovestory.. The latest release by the Inglewood emcee is composed as a concept album, teaching and sharing lessons on the comfort and hardships that life and love bring. Features are kept to a minimum including GLC, Kris Kasanova, Stunnaman, Phil Ade, Mann, and fellow “We$tside” bred rapper Dom Kennedy. Production is attributed to Cameron Wallace, JQ Lamaj, PM, Zaire Koalo, Timbaland, and Shawn Chrys himself.

Lovestory. begins with melodic piano keys under “Preface.” Shawn Chrystopher alongside GLC provide a smooth grooved hitter with “H Town.” in which GLC’s semi-quick paced and witty lines take center stage.

Shawn Chrys aquires help from “Mr. OPM”, Dom Kennedy, on “Situations” giving a motivating reminder that the “…key to life is working harder than your situation”– as well as is the key to success. All the While, “His Thoughts.” showcases Shawn in a poetical light as he recites love lines of appeal and fascination dedicated to the opposite sex. “Blackandwhite.” is by far a personal favorite of mine depicting a relationship narrative on lack of understanding, and appreciation (this track falls and provides a concept along the words, of another personal favorite of mine- Opposites Attract by Kendrick Lamar off Section.80). However, Lovestory.’s most outstanding single falls within “One of My Homies.” which showcases Shawn’s potential over a groove that brings him right on home- very west coast.

Lovestory. is a well implemented project towards Shawn Chrystopher’s career. The emcee’s progress and growth is evident within each track of this album, providing Shawn Chrystopher with a stable platform for his upcoming 2012 September debut, My Name Is Shawn– but while we wait for that, make sure you give this a listen.

-Stace Fresh

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