‘Got it on my mind everything that imma do so it’s not a possibility or thing I can’t do/ heard through the grapevine that it takes time but can’t afford to waste mine” G-Nerro starts the first verse off in Dim World with a glimpse of light, a mission statement dedicated to his dedication. The opening track ‘Sunbeams’ starts off soulful then takes a sudden surprise turn to more soulful second leg, the optimism in the first half continues but is brought closer to reality with bleak street tales of past trials and tribulations. G-Nerro makes sure to hammer home the mantra ‘nothing is impossible before diving into the dark depths of an environment where succeeding is ‘making it out the trenches’. The world gets dimmer on the 3rd phase of sunbeams. The mood gets melancholy on the final step of this album opener, melodic vocals sung over a heartfelt lofi guitar loop. Rainfall quickly overwhelms the forecast further foreshadowing the following tracks on ‘Dim World’
‘Can’t Fake Your Feelings’ sonically has a vast soundscape, haunting piano keys have multiple vocal samples teetering in and out the track low and distorted or sped up and squirrely. Heavy 808s mark the beginning of the vocals with trap drums and stuttering hi hat patterns ending with the ominous piano loop in an eerie reverse. ‘Yah Yah’ follows and is the perfect combination of club song and street anthem, darkening the mood further in this ‘Dim World’ a caution to haters and naysayers. The title track immediately plays and brings the macro-world to the mainstream covering multiple social topics over a heavy hitting trap beat.
90s era R&B chords layered with modern drums and melodic auto-tune singing bring the optimism back with ‘Never Last’. The final track ‘Crossroads (Outro)’ plays as a victory lap, G-Nerro covers more sounds and topics over 9 songs than some artist do in 19. Soulful production, heavy bass, melodic hooks and memorable lines- the recipe for a classic tape is definitely delivered with perfection on ‘Dim World’.