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Buzzwonder.com

Midnight and Lion (Studio Version) by Charles Laney – Album reviewJULY 12, 2021BY SAIMA KAUSAR0 LIKES If Hip-hop music is your jam, you need to check out the latest album by Charles Laney. Like now. Preferably after you finish reading this. This rap album is nothing like you’ve heard before.  Midnight and Lion is a phenomenal amalgamation of quality background music, […]
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MarcusEXP

THE ALBUM WAS WRITTEN, PERFORMED, PRODUCED, MIXED, AND MASTERED 100% BY CHARLES LANEY. The albums reserved musical approach magnifies the blunt scene-setting.Charles Laney thrives on contrasts. His lyrics are filled with first-person accounts of a grim adolescence and isolated moments of anguish that feel both live-in and distance all at once. The beats are hits. Even in the midst of […]
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Matthew Bailey

ALBUM REVIEW: Charles Laney – Midnight & LionWritten on: July 9th 2021 Matthew Bailey “I’ma bring the heat, I’ma bring the heat, like a one-man army” says Charles Laney, Columbus, Ohio-born, Los Angeles-based rapper/singer/ producer, on “OMA”, the opening track to his debut album “Midnight & Lion”. The first in a number of catchy-ass hooks (Seriously, THEY ARE) peppered throughout […]
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Brian Rake

Midnight & Lion by Charles Laney (Review) By Brian Rake I wasn’t familiar with Charles Laney when I woke up this morning. Now I am quite familiar with Mr. Laney and have a strong suspicion my life will never be the same. One of the best compliments I can give this album is that it’s near impossible to categorize. In […]
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Sochmore

Midnight & Lion | Review Midnight & Lion is a thirteen-track album by hip-hop artist Charles Laney. Laney showcases his unique and unparalleled production quality throughout the thirteen tracks using electronic, experimental, and multi-layered instrumentals. His introspective and clever wordplay is dispersed in his verses throughout the album. Every song feels fresh, unique, and unpredictable. This unpredictability adds to the diverse […]
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ENTROPY Mag

Charles Laney presents a unique wild style on the hyperactive geometric hip-hop of “Midnight & Lion (Studio Version)”. Though rooted in a futuristic hip-hop/electro flavor, he incorporates a wide slew of styles within the mix, running the gamut from gabber to funk to industrial to footwork all with a distinct sense of play. Exploration of the sound matters a great […]
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Keiwan123

Charles Laney: Midnight & Lion (Album review) The 16-track project “Midnight & Lion” gives a perfectly sized glimpse into the world of Charles Laney, with it’s rarely heard futuristic style and upbeat (yet refreshingly gritty at times) vocal performances. The overall production on this project is very hype-like and experimental, such as the very first track titled “Bring The Heat” […]
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TimesNow

Sonically offering a cinematic backdrop every song is it’s own statement. The transitions are meticulously cultivated each song is a scene in a scenic artistic noir. The Columbus, Ohio native has journeyed all the way to Los Angeles where’s he’s been able to hone and aggregate a distinct sound. “Midnight & Lion“ incorporates a compendium of elements including HipHop, Lo-Fi, […]
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Beachsloth.com

Charles Laney – Midnight & Lion Charles Laney embraces the darkness on the foreboding bombastic beats of “Midnight & Lion”. Firmly rooted in hip-hop, Charles Laney incorporates a great variety of different genres within the mix, featuring elements of industrial, noise, glitch, and electro into a unique hybrid. Right in the center of the whole thing from which all else […]
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