ALBUM of the WEEK - Dre Barrs "The Killing Room Volume 1" (Toronto, ON)
Dre Barrs. It's a name that everyone should know already, but it seems that not everyone is up on one of, if not the best rapper out of Toronto today. Voice, delivery, lyrics and feel of the music is already recognizable as his own, and he continues to show his soon to be dominance on his latest mixtape called "The Killing Room". "The Killing Room" is 22 tracks deep with a few features from his M3G family, T Gramz, D Sinatra and ROS affiliate, Ace Cito, but still does not seem like enough music, and truly it isn't. If you're not already up on Dre Barrs and his music, this mixtape is a great start to understand the self-proclaimed "Gully Demon". He speaks from the heart and from what he knows, and it might rub some people the wrong way, but you definitely can hear throughout the whole project he is being honest with himself and how he feels, and that is all you can ask from an artist, especially in this day and age of fakeness plaguing Hip Hop. If you have the time, take a moment to take in this project, and make sure to support and download yourself a copy as well. Dre Barrs is a name that you will know in 2016, whether you want to or not.