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

My Rating: 95% (A+)

Pitchfork Rating: N/A

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: N/A

Average Rating: 95% (A+)

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Tanuki
  2. Make That Paperboy
  3. Konami Kode (Bill and Lance’s Excellent Adventure) featuring Playdough
  4. 40 Hard Bars
  5. Bomberman
  6. Do the Rambo
  7. Chopstlevania featuring Red Cloud
  8. Mmm…Donuts!
  9. Style Points featuring Playdough and Manchild (aka The Dangle Brothers)
  10. First Person Shooter
  11. Mayor McCheese
  12. The Day My Bars Dropped featuring Sev Statik and Freddie Bruno
  13. Kain’t Moov Nuthin
  14. LATFH
  15. Toads Magoats featuring Cas Metah and Sivion
  16. Bonesaw’s Ready
  17. Turtle Van Damme
  18. Glass Joe vs Gabby Jay featuring Okwerdz (Grind Time)
  19. Nintendo Thumb Remix featuring KJ 52

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

Nostalgic for the Nintendo 64 days.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Fits the concept perfectly.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

If it exists then yes.

Final Thoughts:

What a brilliant concept, Nintendo and Hip Hop were a huge part of my childhood so having the two on one album is a quick way to my heart. Honestly, this album feels like it was made specifically for me. But from a marketing side of things it’s a great way to reach a wider audience, like it or not a lot of hip hop fans are actually nerds who blast it while getting some sick pwns, the gangster side of things doesn’t really fit the typical hip hop head. Heath McNease is one of the most underrated Christian emcees, he’s witty, fun, and gets serious when it’s called for (not at all on this album). Straight Outta Console: The Nintendo Thumb Mixtape is so so so much fun, any gamer or hip hop fan should give it a spin.

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