This is an enjoyable place holder from YG but it doesn’t reach the heights of his previous releases. However, it is a good reminder that YG is still a strong presence in hip hop.
The production is pure modern west coast, with plenty of bounce and rhythm to pull the momentum through. There is no doubting the energy in this but maybe it could do with some more slow songs for more impacting messages. On the other hand, YG knows what he works well with as on this selection he makes some good music to bump to.
The lyricism is not the most complex but the variations in flow and delivery help to create tracks that are memorable and catchy. YG sticks to his roots with content as there is less political charge in this release. He does a great job but it is a shame to see him being less of a voice of the people and growing slower as an artist.
Overall, this is entertaining for the listener, if a little bit of a rehash of older songs. YG has had a strong year and will hopefully continue to speak out for others as he has on songs in the past.