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857, the rap group dead set on changing the game as we know by setting the standard for innovative hip-hop, hits us over the head with their new album, Stand Out. The album features 19 tracks total (which includes 16 songs and 3 hilarious skits (not to mention a special surprise for fans if they listen pass the last track), showcasing their witty lyricism, ingenious wordplay, and over-the top production. With a little help from some of their friends who lend guest appearances on Stand Out [Nicole Iannarone (singer), Impulse Society (rock group), and Big Chocolate (rapper)], 857 manages to deliver a wide variety of songs making it tough for hip-hop fans and even non-casual hip-hop listeners to deny the quality of their diversity. With powerful, high energy tracks like “Eruption”; hilarious songs like “Bar Face” (which describes what happens when you mix alcohol with a not-so-pretty face), and relaxed tracks you can vibe to such as “Chillin”, it’s really hard to imagine why 857 could have any problem trying to ‘stand out’.