Review – Anami Vice

By: Amanda Hather

Album – Bluwav Session – EP
iTunes Link –
Release Date – January 28th, 2014
Label – 604 Records
Genre – Rap/Hip-Hop

Vancouver rapper Anami Vice released a live recording of six songs from previous mix tapes and albums with his live band (Alex Glassford, Chris Payne, Rich Simpson, Rob Simpson, and Kris Siegers). The live recording lends a more raw and different sound to songs that many of Vice’s fans would already know. It makes you appreciate the song as a whole rather than just the lyrics.

The most notable difference that I found was from “Sandpaper”. Originally from his mix tape ‘#SomethingForEveryone’, the live recording showcases more prominent piano instrumentals than the original release. “’Til I’m Famous”, also from the same mix tape, has more guitar in it on the live recording than the original.

Overall, the live session gives you a different version of the songs than they were originally. It gives you a sneak peak of what a live show may be like, should you experience one. While the original songs are all great in their own right, the versions on this EP are on a different level.

Rating: 5/5

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