Anti Da Menace has come through with a new full-length album called Legendary. The artist, who has been steadily rising within the fertile Atlanta hip-hop scene recently, delivers a project in Legendary that captures the city’s sound while simultaneously adding his own refreshing twist. Combining hard-hitting sonics with introspective content makes for an intriguing juxtaposition across the LP and gives Legendary its character, making the album stand on its own.
“Time Zone” opens the project in a grand fashion, utilizing uplifting, elegant keys to create a wistful backdrop for Anti’s personal, emotive lyricism, as booming 808s and bouncy percussion bolster an infectious rhythm beneath. “Made Me” provides an imposing, powerful follow up, upping the tempo with muscular, driving 808s and menacing keys. Tracks like “Blood Boy” and “223”, featuring Wee2Hard, bring in an ethereal touch with surreal production that creates a layered soundscape, as Anti laces the track with intense, captivating vocals. “Walk Down”, featuring BiC Fizzle, makes for a project highlight with sharply-crafted, engaging vocal melodies from Anti, as well as potent, glowing keys and an addictive rhythm section. “Big Eyez” is a particularly catchy offering towards the album’s culmination, with earworm flutes, dream-like guitars, and snapping percussion.
Overall, Legendary is a potent new releases from Anti Da Menace that captures Atlanta’s signature sound while adding his own personal twist. Raw, passionate, and personal, Legendary makes for a versatile record laced with addictive, memorable production and melodies.