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ALBUM REVIEW

Theomatic

The Woods

Released May 2016

The Woods is the latest EP from prolific Seattle rapper/producer Theomatic, who at only 16 years old, already has two albums and 10 EPs to his credit. (And he just released another one, the Cool & Calm EP a couple of days ago.) He’s closely studying the local rap game–referencing Macklemore‘s “Ten Thousand Hours” in the title track, name-dropping neighborhoods, south end pride, Molly Moons and more. This EP has an easy, breezy “Vibin’ / Chillen” feel, pretty much what you’d expect with palm trees on the cover. Radio play “Famé’s Commercial Break Pt. 2,” makes me laugh every time.