This is another good mixtape from another great up and comer. Nipsey Hussle has spent the last year learning from his “Crenshaw” release and has put together another project with the same amount of promise.
The production is good and provide a good canvas for Nipsey to rap over, but it could do with more ups and downs. While the beats are good it is mostly of one tone and can become dull. If it switched up during the play through, it would make each song more enticing to listen to. However they are still enjoyable songs.
The lyricism is good and is present on every track. Nipsey demonstrates a good understanding of the formula to make a successful song and uses a lot of rap techniques for his words to be appealing to the Hip Hop audience who enjoy wordplay. The main issue is Nipsey’s inability to change up his own flow. With some pitch or tempo changes he would be a great rapper instead of a good rapper.
The features are great and bring a lot to the project. With the production being on mostly the same tone and Nipsey using the same pitch in his rapping, a new voice on a track is very refreshing. Each puts in a good verse and, with the extra diversity they bring to the tracklisting, it makes a very enjoyable listen.
Overall, this is a very enjoyable listen and another good project to add to Nipsey’s catalogue. With some slight variation out of Nipsey’s comfort zone would turn this from a good mixtape to a great one.