The tracks on both releases show Vane’s addictive blend of heavily funky beats, above-average lyricism, and creative production. The result of this mix is a set of records where each track is distinct and individual. “Love You Down” on Side A is a hit waiting to happen and “Side Tracked” and “Complicated (Feat. Chino XL)” are stony and strong. Side B, produced by Clout Jordan, is another helping of Vane’s singular sound and both records go down well as one long listening session. Highlights on Side B include “That Smoke” and “Trap House.”
A series of releases is an ambitious project, to be sure, but, as an artist, Vane Awdis seems more than up to the task. Rap fans looking for something better than the typical tales and sounds will find much to like about Vane Awdis. One listen to these EPs and you will want to stick around to see what he does with the rest of the map.