Duran – Stargazers: The Preamble

Maryland up and comer Duran offers his latest tape Stargazers: The Preamble for your listening pleasure. With production credits by Breezy, Kennyloo, Marc Real, MikeAaron, Phil J. Fly, and The Upperclassmen, the tape coasts nicely from track to track, Duran hitting everything from real, to humor, to love.

The emcee takes a page from comedian Kevin Hart on “She Gon’ Learn Tonight.” “Alright, alright, alright!” he says on the catchy hook.” On “Mine is Better,” trumps his girl over everyone else’s with rapid fire flow then describes her in the smooth “I Think I Love Her.” John Mayer’s instrumentation can be heard on the interlude-like “White,” and “Almost Perfect” acknowledges that we must endure the rain to appreciate the sun.