STATIK KXNG -STATIK KXNG Review

This album has a lot of great elements that make it good, but in places it does not work as smoothly as hoped. Taking this into account, it is still a very enjoyable piece of work.

The production is less jazzy than you would expect from Statik Selektah but with plenty of his signature sound covering it. A lot of bounce runs through the backing and helps the project keep the energy up. Maybe more of that jazz could help give Statik more of a presence but he does enough to know he crafted the beats.

The lyricism is fantastic from KXNG Crooked. He uses his experience and imagery to paint vivid pictures that make the listeners feel like they are watching it. Maybe a few more changes in flow could make a few more interesting moments, but Crooked does what he knows works well and it works well with the production.

The choice to only have one feature is a good one with only ten tracks. Especially with a new duo, it is important to show the chemistry between the producer and emcee, so not throwing other voices in the mixture is always a solid choice. The one guest does a great job keeping up with Crooked both with pace and lyrically.

Overall, this is an entertaining album from both a great producer and great emcee. Hopefully they can keep working together to make more music that is as good as this.

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