Freddie Gibbs – You Only Live 2wice Review

This release shows that despite his recent legal troubles, Freddie Gibbs can still make entertaining music. This release may be compact but it has great repay value.

The production is great with a lot of dark sounds to fit with the theme of the project. Each might have similar aspects, however none of them feel like formulaic which helps the level of cohesion on the release. Maybe something lighter would give the listeners something to move around to, but this is clearly designed to be a brooding project.

The lyricism is solid with a good variations in delivery and flow to help keep things feeling fresh. The wordplay is enjoyable but can become a little slurred in the faster sections. Maybe a bit more emphasis on the annunciation of the words could help make this a little less work to listen to.

Overall, with no features to steal any of the spotlight, Freddie Gibbs has made a great release. It will be interesting to see where his career heads next.

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