Bay Area rapper-producer Sage the Gemini is one of the most instantly rewarding beatmakers in recent memory. His rubbery tracks are a mix of Casio bloops, scribbly synth lines and little else. Appropriately, three-quarters of Remember Me, which is mainly produced by Gemini or his like-minded associate P-Lo, sounds great on iPhone speakers. But the rest of the album is too slow and soggy – a guy who mainly raps about shaking butts trying to show a musical range he doesn't have. Replace those songs with the two left over from last year's Gas Pedal EP, and bounce nonstop.
From The Archives Issue 1206: April 10, 2014