Migos – Back To The Bando Review

This project is simply more of what has already been made already by the group. All three members are still entertaining but it is not as refreshing as some of thier other albums.

The production is entirely trap based which is exactly what the project is about. There is a lot of energy running throughout the listen through and each track will get the listener pumped up. This could be ideal for the gym or other exercise.

The lyricism is not complex but the delivery and performance really help push it to enjoyable. However there are no standout moments that make the listener sit up and pay attentioon. Instead of cranking out music as fast as possible, maybe focus on some quality to make thier projects go further.

Overall, this album does not break any new ground but contains a lot of elements that made them a hit. now they need to consolidate thier power to strengthen thier longevity.

Nike Court Force Shoe Review

This shoe is very comfortable to wear and has especially good ankle comfort. They are aethestically pleasing and will make people turn thier heads to have a second look.

The padding around the collar really helps to make walking along comfy with the support and comfort it brings. The upper is supple and allows a lot of movement in the toes. The laces also lock the foot down without hindering movement form the toes.

The midsole brings some cusioning but not enough to make you feel,like your bouncing along, so for more leisure wear instead of sport. The outsole has great grip with a ball point to allow for pivots and has that nike branding incase your leaving footprints behind.

Overall, this shoe is clearly not intended for hard exercise but for more leisurely activities, they are perfect. Great looking and comfortable is the name of the game and these shoes deliver.

Master P – Empire, From The Hood To Hollywood Review

This album does have some great tracks on it but is disfigured by its use of autotune and radio style backings. Master P says he remembers where he comes from but the majority of tracks on here could indicate otherwise.

The production is enjoyable but does not have that raw energy that the more street side needed to give it that authentic edge. The more hollywood side has the right atmosphere and sound but it does not have the balance the listener is looking for. That is the only issue with the beats however.

The lyricism is alright with some highlights, but there is a lot of mediocre rhymes in there as well. The verses tend to be above average and really help get the point across, but the hooks are very repetitive and get dull quite quickly. Some more flexibility in the formula could make some more interesting moments.

The features do a good job of fleshing out the project but lack the flair to really spur it onward to further greatness. Each does have an alright verse but there are no standout performers that really shake up the album. Maybe more of a range of guests could make some more memorable moments.

Overall, this album shows that Master P can still make music but it is not of the game changing calibre that was expected. While not slouching, maybe Master P has peaked musically.

Sox And Lil Choppa – Right Now Review

This project is a show of mediocre grime with some highlighting moments that show they could be bigger names moving forward. Both the main artists show they have some talent but are not focusing it to be the best.

The production is good with plenty of scope for content exploration. A Class provides a lot of good beats for the duo but does not vary the style very much. More diversity in sounds and patterns could have made some more memorable tracks.

The lyricism is not overly present through the project but there are some cases where they pick up the slack and do some nice rhymes. A lot of this is just postering for the rap fans, but there are some lines where they really put the effort in. Some more consistency would help keep people listening.

The feature is a strange choice at only nine tracks as they could use the time to promote them selves. The guest does do a good job but fades away a bit into the mass of Sox and Lil Choopa shouting thier rhymes. Working with some more people could make the artists grow musically.

Overall, this is not a great showing but it will help get thier name out to more listeners. Sox and Lil Choopa both have room for improvement but they can’t quite be classed as beginners. 

Big K.R.I.T – All My Life Review

This album has a lot of what K.R.I.T has done before but with renewed vidor and energy. While there are a lot of comparison to previous projects, there are definately some fresher attempts to make the songs appealing to listeners.

The production is great with a lot of more traditional instruements  used to give this a smoother ride and more of an easy listening appeal. There are plenty of good beats for K.R.I.T to use with plenty of scope for content. Maybe some more varied backings could show more of a universal appeal for K.R.I.T but he does well over what he has chosen here/

The lyricism is good but does not seem as complex as it could be. It does not seem like the actual rhymes had too much thought and the focus is on the message which gets lost in the production. Some more focus on lyrical complexity could go a long way.

The features do well in adding another dimension to the project. Each bring s aoog verse to the projhect but does not propel the track they are on as intended. Maybe some more varied styles of rapper could have created some more interesting moments.

Overall, this project has some great moments but they are few and far between. K.R.I.T may need ot look into changing his formula if he wants to bring in a larger audiance.

Krayzie Bone – Chasing The Devil Review

This album is the tale of the trials and tribulations that will have the listener enthralled. Each song has a different tone and helps tell an incredible story.

The production fits the tone of the album perfectly with dark and fiery beats lacing this project. Each lends itself to the cohesion and theme of this album that has led to this being easier to listen to front to back. With the concept of this album in mind, there are no problems with the backing sleection on this.

The lyricism is great with Krayzie Bone showing the talents that made him a household name with the rap group. His ability to make a great hook helps tie the songs together while his verses get the message across. Maybe some changes in flow could have helped to make some more interesting moments, but Krayzie Bone does not slack on any of these songs.

The features do well to expand the points of view with the theme in mind. Each brings a good verse in and helps to show that it is not only Krayzie Bone who has gone through these struggles. With his own ability to sing, there is a good balance of guest elements on this album.

Overall, this is a great album for fans of Krayzie Bone and the darker side of rap music. If you want something with a pop feel then you are in the wrong place.

Freddie Gibbs – Shadow Of A Doubt Review

This album is great if you like a darker side of rap music with the raw power that Gibbs can provide. He uses his skills to craft an album that lives in the shadows with few skirmishes to anything sunny.

The production is good with the right atmosphere for the message of the track. There are a lot of dark sounds and noises that help lend itself to wards the album title and help make the project feel cohesive with the theme. With the aim of the album in mind, there are no real issues with the beat selection on this.

The lyricism is great with Freddie Gibbs using a rapid flow to cram in his lyrical genius. He uses a lot of different techniques to keep his rhymes sh and interesting. Maybe a few more changes in delivery could have made for some more memorable moments but there are no real issues with his efforts on this album.

The features do a good job of having a point of comparison for Gibbs and making him push himself. Each has a good performance that shows that they have what it takes to be a good rapper as well. Maybe some singing guests could have shown that Gibbs can work with more than one type of musician, but it is difficult to show where they would fit in this project.

Overall, this is a great album if you enjoy the darker side of rap and personal struggles. Freddie Gibbs does well to make a project that is dark and entertaining.

Tech N9ne Collabos – Strangulation Volume 2 Review

This album is full of the moments that make this series a hit. Tech N9ne keeps the momentum of his team going throughout with a range of atmospheres to fulfill every listeners mood.

The production is energetic and powerful with some more laid back moments to allow the showing of the softer side of the team. Each beat is individual which helps the project become cohesive and stop the listen through become a big one track mess. There are no issues with beat selection except maybe trying to extend thier comfort zone slightly.

The lyricism is great as all the artists putting in the effort to extend thier skills. Tech N9ne does especially well in his attempts to show that his label is the strongest independant powerhouse out there and he puts forward a very strong case. Again, there are no real issues here.

The features all bring thier top game to show what they can do as well as show the strength of the team. Each only makes the tracks stronger and the guests all do a great job of showcasing thier own skills. There is a good balance of singing to rap which all really makes for a great listen through.

Overall, this is a great showing for Strange music as well as for the individual artists. Tech N9ne has shown that once again he has one of the strongest rosters out there.

Jadakiss – Top 5 Dead Or Alive Review

This album is full of great songs that prove that Jadakiss is where he says he is in the rap hierarchy. his ability to be this lyrical while going over these hard beats makes for a lot of really great moments for Hip Hop that should make a lot of the new generation stand up and pay attention.

The production is great as it sees Jadakiss using his underground feel to make headway into the mainstream which is not easy to do. The backings all give scope for content as well as having a wide range to offer to the messages of the tracks. Maybe a few more softer tracks could show that he can make more of a balanced project but Jadakiss has selected his backings very well for what he wants to show.

The lyricism is obviously fantastic with Jadakiss using every technique under the sun to keep his rhymes fresh. The way he puts his lyrics together leads to some really intricate and hard hitting moments that the listener will remember for a while. There are no issues with how Jadakiss puts his opinions and views across on this project.

The features do a really good job of showing that Jadakiss has serious connections in Hip Hop that are talented and can compete with him on the songs. Each one puts in a lot of effort and helps to make the project cohesive while showing that competition is not dead in the rap game. Maybe a few more singing guests could bring in a slight more mainstream feel and bring this to a slightly wider audiance, but Jadakiss has selected poeple he can work well with and it shows.,

Overall, this album is great to listen to street, lyrical or entertainment perspective. Jadakiss shows that the title of this album is accurate and that he has earned his spot there.

Skeme – Inglewood 3 Review

This album is a deeper cut than the last installment of this series, leading to a closer connection to the rapper. Skeme shows that he can express his feelings as well as his desires on a song and with a fresh tone in his voice.

The production is varied with more sombre offerings than you would normally find. The beats tend to be more mellow and less aggresive which helps to show a newer side of Skeme with his content. Maybe a few more pumped up beats could have balanced the project out a bit more, but the new side of Skeme does a great job of filling any space that the listener finds.

The lyricism is good with the different techniques accentuating the story telling aspect of the songs. Skeme is not quite as complex as he has been on previous efforts but with the content being so centred on his own personal adventures it is best he focused on how those affected him and getting that point across. He has chosen his words well that there are no real problems with the rhyme side of things.

The features do a great job of having a point of comparison to Skemes own writing. Each has a good effort and thier verses do a fantastic job of making each song very cohesive as well as pushing Skeme to new areas of rap. maybe some singing guests could have shown another dimension of Skeme, but he has chosen those who would work well on this album.

Overall, this album is great if you like Skeme and wanted to delve deeper into his psyche. If this is your intro to Skeme, then this is an introduction that will stick with you for the personal connection.