The return of the raw brand of Hip-Hop madebyXXII is known for comes in the form of the surprise drop of Arctica. Combining ominous trap, that sways from a slowed down drug distorted haze to haunting up beat melodies, with gritty 90s nostalgic dusty drum grooves Arctica sonically matches madebyXXII’s sporadic stream of conscious sudden shifts. ‘Addict’ starts the project off with alarmingly open honesty detailing flaws, childhood traumas, and introspection. ‘Waist Down’ has an instrumental that pays homage to The Wu-Tang Clan while the lyrics are reminiscent of a Raekwon or Ghostface style street tale. ‘Benzodiazepines’ which was teased earlier via visuals on Instagram finds madebyXXII at his most trippy with distorted sounds at a crawling pace and a sung outro. The pace picks right back up and hits a sharp left turn with the surprise ‘I Hate This Song’ , an upbeat club track juxtaposed with signature Gangsta Ghost grit. ‘Tell Me Watchu Want’ is hedonistic heaven detailed with candid carnal descriptions. The production on Arctica perfectly matches madebyXXII, his ear for beats is as sharp for the proper textures as his eye for design. He has fans waiting for his next release of clothing as eagerly as his next musical project. ‘Tripod Freestyle’ is dark and abstract with a subtle glimpse of a sharp sense of humor, a track that packs in the many distinct elements of madebyXXII’s musical personality. ‘Pour Some’ and ‘All Dem Nites’ conclude Arctica with a return to introspection and self reflection, with just 10 tracks madebyXXII details why he is artistically above all his peers.