Review of Travis Barker & Yelawolf “Psycho White” EP
Ok, i took some time to listen to the new project “Pscyho White” which is basically a collaboration between Travis Barker & Yelawolf. With that said, i started the play button and here’s my review on a track by track basis:
1. Push-Em: For one thing I tried to work with this joint but the beat, the annoying sound in the background and the words just didn’t go together. I didn’t feel this track at all. Next…at least Yelawolf brought some off the wall head banger shit though.
2. 6-Feet Underground f. Tim Armstrong: This joint had a reggae-ska kinda feel it. I’m not sure if i was digging Yela’s lyrics but what i did like were Travis Barker’s effort and the sick guitar riffs. Totally out of character. Now, if i didn’t know that this was Yelawolf and was just some random cut, i would say “this shit was kinda dope” but since this is Yelawolf and he’s a known entity, I just expected more…and this was not it.
3. Funky Shit: Now this is track is the embodiment of Yelawolf. The bass, the beat and Yela’s sick flow were on point. I was expecting this EP to sound more like this. Guess you can’t get everything you want. Oh well.
4. Whistle Dixie: Yet another win for Yelawolf and especially for my man Travis Barker. Whistle Dixie is really a special exhibition of Travis’s skills on the drums plus Yelawolf’s reverberating, holographic sounding voice sounds super sick when your fucked up. Nice…
5. Director’s Cut (Michael Myers & Superman): This song is perfect because Yelawolf tells a crazy ass story that had me on edge the whole entire time. By the way though to, the drums were on point.
All in all, i think this was an ok effort to bring together two powerful entities like these cats dudes on the same project. If you take away the first 2 tracks, “Psycho White” is dead on. I give this effort a 3 outta 5, it woulda been a 4.5 outta 5 if not for those first two shitty songs. Now in my opinion, i think these two should work together and make more material, but just stay away from crap shots like “Push Em” and “6 Feet Underground”.