Meek Mill – Dreams Worth More Than Money Review

This album is full of high energy music without it all being aimed at clubs. There are also a few touches of a softer side that are rarely heard from Meek Mill that really help pull the project together.

The production is all excellent as it reflects what Meek Mill’s actual attitude on the song is. There is a lot of higher tempo beats that help the project keep rolling and there are also a good mixture of atmosphere to enhance the message of each song. Maybe a few more backings with more of an old school feel would show more of a complete challenge for Mill, but he has made a good selection of beats on this album.

The lyricism is good, although is not the most complicated. He utilises a lot of different techniques to really embelish each track and really improve the imagery. With his delivery showing that he will not be left in the background, it is really quite upsetting when he uses so much autotune throughout the album. Less autotune could help Mill keep his core audiance, however when he is using his raw talent, the tracks are great.

The features are great and help build the project up with a huge amount of working chemistry. They all bring good verses or hooks and help bring more diversity that the project needs to help it reach that next level. A few more singing guests could have helped bring the level of autotune down on the project.

Overall, this is an enjoyable project that unfortunately has a few down moments. For the most part, a lot of Hip Hop listeners can get into.

P Money – Money Over Everything Review

This project relies heavily on production for its greatness, but P Money does a good job keeping it interesting. It is a shame that at twenty tracks long, that there is so much similarity between the tracks.

The production is excellent and really helps to build this project up to another level. All the beats are so grimy that they could not be confused for anything else. There are a lot of unusual sounds and noises that are used effectively to make the tracks interesting. Maybe a bit more variation between the backings would give this project some more replay ability, however there are no big issues with the selection here.

The lyricism is good but not as good as it could be. A lot of the performance on this album is from delivery and while the wordplay here does help, it is not the main focus. That is not to say that there is not enjoyable wordplay   within the project, it is just not as noticable as it could be.

The features are alright but they don’t shine as much as P Money does. Each of them does try hard and has thier own unique approach to thier rhymes and thier own vocal tones as well. The problem is that P Money is on another level and sghows the weaknesses in the guests verses.

Overall, this is an enjoyable album for a while and then it falls into the repetitive catagory until the end, where there is a small saving grace. P Money has crafted an album that is entertaining, but could take some work.

Issa – This Summer Review

This is an enjoyable album to have on in the background but there is too much autotune and repetition to be really focused on. Focusing on it shows the flaws in it.

The production reflects the title with a lot of relaxed beats that are very easy to hear. The backings are very cohesive and run together smoothly without becoming one long mess. However a few more variations in beat selection could have made a more balanced project.

The lyricism is alright but there is nothing complicated about it. It is all straightforward, which works well in doses, but over the whole project, it can become boring. A few more changes in delivery could make more entertaining songs.

The features do a good job breaking up the monotony of Issa. Each puts in some good effort and makes an entertaining verse. A couple of features with a bit more singing could have helped Issa out in that department but the choice of features here are a good choice.

Overall, this is a good background mixtape but if your looking for something engaging, you may want to look elsewhere. Issa has some work to do if he wants to become a power in Hip Hop.

Nino Man – Hungry For Success 2 Review

This is an enjoyable album with a good balance of emotion to party. Nino Man does a great job showing a softer side while keeping the tougher street one.

The production is good and works well with Nino’s style of rap. There is a good mixture of older and modern beats with a blend of high and low tempo. There are no real problems with beat selection here. Nino has done well here.

The lyricism is good and helps to make each song more entertaining. There are moments of greatness but also some more average moments that don’t reflect how talented Nino is. Maybe a few more technical aspects could be added more frequently, but if he continues like this, Nino will be a top lyricist.

The features are good and show that Nino has some Hip Hop power on his side. Each brings a good verse and really ups the star quality of the mixtape. Maybe more features could have made some more interesting tracks, however the chance to showcase his own ability was a solid choice.

Overall, this is a good project for any listener of Hip Hop. If he can build up off of what he has done with this, Nino Man could have a very fruitful career in rap.

Lil Reese – Supa Savage 2 Review

This is a mixtape populated with generic songs with a slightly above average delivery and extremely average wordplay. Lil Reese is doing little to push himself into the public eye.

The production is good, but it doesn’t act as great backing. Each one can be enjoyed and there is a lot of cohesion between the beats. A few more backings where Lil Reese doesn’t struggle to be better than the beat would improve this project, however that does not appear ot be his style.

The lyricism is average and does not really add to the experiance of the songs, which is unfortunate. Lil Reese uses some good techniques but there is nothing memorable about what he is rapping. He needs to develop more impact with what he is saying by delivery and substance.

The features are alright and show how much Lil Reese needs to improve. Each brings a good verse and a better chemistry with the production. Some features that push Lil Reese to new heights without over shadowing him would be better choices.

Overall, this mixtape could be better crafted but possesses enough falr that people who are already fans of Lil Reese could enjoy it. However for the masses, it may fall flat.

King Los – God, Money, War Review

This is an album intended to provoke thought and, to an extent, it does. However it lacks the energy to really make the songs stick and make the messages stay with the listener.

The production is good as individual tracks and all have the right tone for the messages. Each has an atmosphere that helps the impact of the messages when listneing to it. However they lack luster and do not have a lot ofreplay ability.

The lyricism is great and shows amazing creativity from King Los. His rhymes paint vivid pictures of what he is describing that unfortunately fade away as a new picture takes its place. Maybe changing up the content to less conscious naterial could help Los make tracks people will want to replay.

The features all add an extra dimension to the project as they are mostly singing which reflects well with King Los’ rap style. All the guests bring good verses that build each track up and help increase how cohesive the tracks are. A few more features that would push Los lyrically could be good, but these are all good choices.

Overall, this is an enjoyable album for the emotional listener who wants to hear of darker, thought provoking topics. However if you want something lighter, this may not be for you.

Pastor Troy – Crown Royal 6 Review

This mixtape is full of repetitive and unimpressive tracks that just happen to be extremely catchy. Pastor Troy knows how to get a song stuck in the listeners head.

The production is enjoyable but is excessively repetitive. Every track does sound different from one another, but each song gets dull while you listen to the whole thing. A few more ups and downs during the tracks could have made a more interesting listen and kept the listeners attention.

The lyricism is not complex or complicated in any shape or form. It is enjoyable due to delivery and performance which is all part of Pastor Troy’s charm, but the actual wordplay is not what you listen to this for. A boost in lyrical techniques could help make this project more attractive to a wider audiance.

The features are good in breaking up the monotony in Pastor Troy’s formula, Each does not bring anything lyrically better than Troy, but the change in tone helps a lot on the tracks. Some features that would push troy to improve himself would go a long way.

Overall, this project could be enjoyed if your in the mood for it. If your looking for something with substance, there are other projects out there.

Kid Cali – Kid Cali Review

This mixtape is an example of an artist who sounds too much like others and doesnt have enough punch to break out into his own character. Kid Cali needs to step up if he wants to have a big career.

The production is good, reminiscent of DJ Mustard, and is one of the only good elements of the project. Each track is different enough so that they don’t run into one another but it could be tricky to pick any beat out if there were no lyrics. A bit more diversification could lead to a project that could have a lot more diversification.

The lyricism is poor and Kid Cali apparently relies on delivery to carry the mixtape through. There is a lot of repetition, even from track to track, and very little wordplay. A bump in the level of lyrical technique could go a long way to improving this project.

The features do a lot to add extra dimensions to the project. With the singing and changes in tone help break up the monotony of hearing Kid Cali rap about the same things over and over. A few more guests could have improved this further, but Kid Cali thought he would showcase his own ability.

Overall, this mixtape shows what Kid Cali can do but it does do a poor job of showing how big a talent he is. It positively shows the opposite. Kid Cali needs to try a lot harder to become a staple in Hip Hop.

Skyzoo – Music For My Friends Review

This is a great album for the more emotional listener who enjoys those connections to the artist. Skyzoo forges that connection early in the first track and rides it all the way through the project to make it seem like your there with him.

The production is good with plenty of scope for Skyzoo to pour his soul in. There are mostly more layed back beats with a few more uptempo moments which allow for the more emotional moments that Skyzoo requires for the theme. A couple more energetic songs could have made a project more accessible for the masses, but this intimate album is great for real Hip Hop listeners.

The lyricism is great with above average wordplay and fantastic imagery. This all helps to bring the listener into the stories and makes the collection of feelings and tales into more of a journey. Taking this lyrical ability to more universal offerings would make Skyzoo a wider known rapper, but to be able to tell these stories in such depth are great.

The features are good, helping with the story telling aspect. The cohesive nature of the guests makes the tracks all flow together and make the album smooth and not jarred together. A few more guests with more ofa singing ability could add an extra dimension to the album, but there are no problems with the selection.

Overall, this is a good project if your willing to delve into the emotional pool that Skyzoo puts forth. What he has on here, he has crafted very well and should look at making more tracks like this.

Slum Village – YES Review

This album has a lot of elements to take the listener back to a different time in Hip Hop. If it wasn’t for the topical content, this could have been a ninties project.

The production is very laidback and eases in the listener to the whole experiance. It is easy listening for the most part with a few sharper moments that lend itself to the more politically inclined lyrics. A few more beats with a modern feel could show that Slum Village accepts the modern era of Hip Hop, but thier beat selection fits extremely well with thier style.

The lyricism is strong and flows through the whole project. Every member does a great job layering thier rhymes to help with the imagery as well as the rhythem of the tracks. There are very few improvement to be made of thier individual performances.

The features all add to the feel of the tracks and build up the lyrical repetoire. All of them add good verses and have a great deal of chemistry with the group. A few features with more of a presence in Hip Hop could help attract a few new listeners, however Slum Village have selected thier guests well.

Overall, this is a good kickback album with a lot of good points and no clear bad ones. All of Slum Village should be proud of keeping thier sound all these years.