Listen to the new album by Life UNLTD!
Listen to the new album by Life UNLTD!

We Recommend - Heath McNease, 'Straight Outta Console'

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We Recommend - Heath McNease, 'Straight Outta Console'

If you looked up "hard-working musician" in the dictionary, and for some reason it was actually in there, you might find Heath McNease's name somewhere in the definition.  When he's not touring, he's working on his next project.  He's dropped two so far this year, and has at least one more planned for release before year's end.  The second album he put out in 2011 is a free mixtape with For Beats' Sake based all on Nintendo games.  Straight Outta Console: The Nintendo Thumb Mixtape features 8-bit NES music converted into modern-style hip hop beats, with McNease's excellent skill on the raps -- not to mention a slew of talented emcees making guest appearances.  The majority of the time, McNease just has fun, rapping about video games teaching your mom how to dougie.  Those looking for spirituality will find a little in "Mmm...Donuts!" but it's really recommended just for enjoying some quality hip hop.  I loved McNease's music before, but this mixtape cemented him as one of my top current emcees.  It also gave me even more appreciation for For Beats' Sake's talent, as he demonstrates his creativity from beginning to end.  Check it out...you've got nothing to lose except about an hour of your time.
- Scott Fryberger

Heath McNease
Straight Outta Console: The Nintendo Thumb Mixtape (2011)

Click here for our review of the album.

Our synopsis: "Hip hop and Nintendo games?  Need I say more?" (Recommended by JFH's Scott Fryberger)
Perfect For: Fun and fans of quality hip hop
Song Highlights: "Tanuki," "Chopstlevania," "Mmm...Donuts!" "Style Points," "LATFH," "Bonesaw's Ready"

So, what are your thoughts on and experiences with the album Straight Outta Console? Do you recommend it? If so, why?

           
Listen to the new album from Jack Izaak!

Search JFH



This Thursday, August 13, 2020
Various Artists Songs We've Been Trying to Tell You About (And Others We Haven't), Volume 9 [JFH Music]


This Friday, August 14, 2020
Dave Barnes Dreaming in Electric Blue Reimagined (independent)
Bride Drop (25th Anniversary Edition) [Girder Records]
Tori Kelly Solitude EP [Capitol]
Life.Church Worship Jesus Is Near EP [DREAM Worship]
Tyson Mostenbocker Someday I'll Make It All Up To You: Summer Songs (Acoustic) EP [Tooth & Nail]
PEABOD Heavenly Father - Single [Centricity]
Kim Walker-Smith Wild Heart (Live) [Sparrow/Jesus Culture]


Next Friday, August 21, 2020
idle threat Nothing Is Broken For Good EP [Tooth & Nail]
Lecrae Restoration [Reach]


For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new album from I.AM!




Listen to the new album from The Grace Collective!