Review : Neako - LVLZebra
Xxl MagThe majority of the songs on the 20-track tape are fun and fit for partying or smooth and fit for lighting up. This style and varying levels of otherworldliness has become Neako’s forte, as he’s not shy about his penchant for smoke and staying fly. Anyone in search of intricate concepts or stories would benefit looking elsewhere but Neako’s raps about his come up are where he’s most comfortable, and where it seems he’ll remain.
The production on the project helps make up for some lyrical shortcomings. Neako produced two tracks himself (“N.R.B.F.M.” and “LVLFCKM”) and for the rest of the production, turned to talents like Flying Lotus, Harry Fraud, and Mark Deschamps, helping drive the release. The sound on the mixtape has the ability to captivate and take the listener to new places (“1 333 777 2323,” “Till It’s All Gone”), and generally backs Neako’s bars properly....full text
ComplexFor the past few months and all throughout last year, Neako has been on his grind. The Taylor Gang affiliated New Jersey native has dropped a slew of visuals from previous and upcoming projects and it has all culminated into his newest mixtape LVLZEBRA.
The Zebra in the title represents Neako's different approach to music, production and sound and it will serve as the prequel to his upcoming T.A.T.T. (These Are The Times) self-produced album. LVLZEBRA features a wide range of up-and-coming talent on the rap side and production....full text
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