Robb Bank$ – Falconia (Album|Review)

PRODUCER(S): Redda, Skinny MooXe, DJ Scheme, Nuri, Sonny Digital, Brandon Finessin, Oogie Mane, Nick Leon, Budgie, DPAT, SHADO, FaxOnly, Uncle-Flex

FEATURING: Lil Uzi Vert, Trippie Redd, Teejay, Nil Bambu, Bounty Killer

With constant teases and slew of monstrous mixtapes in between, Falconia has finally arrived. Was it worth the wait? Absolutely. Robb Banks delivers on all spectrums with this album, where his fans would be satisfied. While not deterring too far away from his spacey and erratic production, Robb Bank$ pens together an album with a sound that’s expansive. Throughout its 50-minute duration, the Tumblr God himself takes you through an ambitious project, filled with his vices, anime references and much more.

Inspired by the legendary fantasy anime and manga, Berserk, Robb Bank$ incorporates many references, themes and characters within the album. “In this world, is the destiny of mankind controlled by some transcendental entity or law? Is it like the hand of God hovering above?“. This just one of the many quotes that he uses from the anime and sprinkles throughout the album. In the anime and manga, Falconia is the capital of Midland led by Griffith. The Broward artist himself even goes as far as adopting the name Femto (Griffith’s alias).

Throughout Falconia, Bank$ supplies the album with canny and comedic lyricism that often times lands perfectly while some may miss the mark. However the soundscape of Falconia is layered with crushing drums and ambient textures. From stretched out classic R&B samples that are present in records such as “Sex Therapy” and “Let’s Get Married’ to ragingly intense beats like in “SSERTIFIED” and “SHOOTOUT”, Banks has something for everyone. The album has a few notable features like Lil Uzi Vert on “SHOOTOUT” and Trippie Red on “LIFTED”.

Additionally, Robb Banks also takes the time to pay homage to Miami legends on “Trick, Trina, Khia”. Even on “I WANNA ROCK” he shows love for Luke while also getting to his island roots on “FRM JAMAICA W/LOVE”.

Above all, with 6 years in the making Falconia was worth the wait. With stellar features that compliments Sir Griffith himself, expensive production and polarizing lyrics its a fine addition to his dynamic discography. A theatrical experience from start to finish.