And yet, no references to “Vampire in Brooklyn”.
6.7 / 10.0
Children of the Night are three dudes from Queens who rap about themselves, Queens, drugs, partying, being sick of partying, Queens, Star Wars, fucking, the Mets, Queens, family, Queens, being friends with friends of famous people, Queens, their shitty jobs, Queens, Queens, and Queens. I can’t criticize them for trying to share their love for their roots and increase the status of where they came from, but there’s a pervasive sense of entitlement throughout Queens…Revisited that keeps me from loving it. They are noteworthy because they are from Queens. They are underappreciated because they have played small venues and maintained day jobs. They are worth paying attention to because they say so.
It’s to the trio’s credit, then, that they never come across as unlikeable, and indeed often come across as relatable. They are also smart enough to get six quality beats from Black Noi$e and four from SKYWLKR, so it is possible to just zone out and enjoy the beats found in Queens…Revisited—in fact, that’s probably the best way to take it in.