Juvenile – Mardi Gras 2 Review

This is an enjoyable project with a lot of high tempo music but without much real substance, it can lose a lot of its flavour. Energy helps make a project but it does not make it alone.

The production is excellent and helps to add additional flavour to every song. It has a lot of energy that helps the mixtape seem more enjoyable. However, the songs don’t have a lot of replay value apart from the odd one or two. While Juvenile does a good job over the top of the beats, the energy by itself is not enough to make them great.

The lyricism is alright but nothing crazy. Juvenile does have spots of wordplay and other rap devices that shine bright through the rest of his mediocre rhyming but it is not enough to make a song great. His delivery is what tips it to the edge of greatness.

The features are good and help to diversify the tracks they are on which helps improve the project overall. Each guest puts in a good effort, even if some don’t quite pull off great verses. If some of the same people weren’t repeatedly used, that may have improved the mixtape even more as it wouldn’t be using those people as a crutch.

Overall, this is an interesting and enjoyable mixtape that does not live up to the festival it is named after but is worth a spin or two. Juvenile may need to look at where his career is heading if he continues to make projects like this however.

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