Tony Diamonds is an up and coming internet rapper that his been gaining a lot of hype due to his affiliation with the Coast 2 Coast mixtape series. I'm a bit late on his latest mixtape, Everything Is Different, but I am glad that I was introduced to this mixtape, as it had its bright moments.
For a start, I like the production on here and how every beat weaves itself into each other so seamlessly. At times, I couldn't even tell when the track changed....that's how cohesive this project was. The style of these beats isn't innovative or anything, but the instrumentation on here is fresh and professional.
Tony Diamonds isn't half-bad either. He isn't a super-lyricist, but some of the verses on here aren't half-bad. The subject matters on here are a bit safe, but are quite diverse and usually compelling. Tony is somewhat versatile over these beats.
If I had to come up with one complaint about this mixtape, it's just the fact that it's incredibly forgettable. Few tracks stood out, and considering that the mixtape is a lengthy 70 minutes long, that's saying something. There are many times when I feel like Tony Diamonds is biting his influences (especially Big Sean) just a little bit too hard.
Overall, this tape is enjoyable and you will probably enjoy it if you listen to it. I just hope that Diamonds can find something unique about himself, because this mixtape was extremely generic. I hope he keeps up on his grind and puts out mixtapes...he will only get better!