END OF THE EARTH

by MAVI

Released February 22, 2021 via UnitedMasters

Reviewed March 9, 2021

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After his breakout effort in 2019, Let The Sun Talk, MAVI follows up by expanding his already intricate thoughts on THE END OF THE EARTH. The North Carolina rapper tumbles through sentences with equal parts grace, urgency, poise, and earnestness. This follow-up is considerably shorter, and its conciseness is a strength, leaving little fluff and getting right to the nitty-gritty over a handful of simple yet substantial instrumentals. Perhaps the most staggering beauty to this short mixtape is its universality, taking personal experiences and ideas and casually wringing them out in a way that the masses can identify with. It’s oddly comforting to hear an MC as talented as MAVI discuss these concepts so naturally, like catching up with a close friend that you only see every so often. MAVI is an artist that certainly has a niche approach to music, but it’s one that is both ample and succinct, and that’s a compelling ability to possess. – Pax (8.5/10)


MAVI continues to provide evidence to the notion that he is wise beyond his years. Substantively, END OF THE EARTH is a steady reminder of the beautiful poetry that is customary with every verse, song, and project he releases. Introspection is once again key to the narrative of his music, and the lyrical department is where MAVI makes a lot happen with little time. Musically, END OF THE EARTH is a bit less robust and fulfilling, where suddenly the length of the project seems to work against the end result. Still, the setup for a stellar sophomore album seems to be right on schedule. – DeVán (7.5/10)


END OF THE EARTH affirms MAVI’s unique talent, but it doesn't move the needle on his career progression. Fans who were captivated by the abstract writing and unending flows of Let The Sun Talk will be glad to hear more of the same on this EP. The dissertation level use of the English language doesn't just require further digging to understand MAVI’s perspective, it regularly rewards it. However, the lyrics and tracks presented this time around don't seem to be building towards a common objective. You won't find character building tracks like "Self Love" or "Chiasma," and the stances of black liberation aren't as bold. Perhaps this is simply a holdover effort with something larger on the way. Either way, MAVI remains a rapper with the world at his hands and the spirited courage to describe it. – Enth (7/10)


Pax: 8.5/10 | Alan: 8.4/10 | Jared: 8/10 | Daniel: 7.5/10 | Ben (Synth): 7/10

Cam: 7/10 | Dominick: 7/10 | Enth: 7/10 | Hadley: 7/10