A$AP Mob – Cozy Tapes, Vol 1: Friends Review

This project definitely has the cohesive feel that comes with people who are close making music. It is a shame that a lot of the songs are in the same vein, but they are done well.

The production is good and really punctuates the rhymes with the amount of emotions somehow crammed in. Each beat has a lot of similarities, which can often happen with total in house production, but they are all effective in getting the energy across. A few more variations on the beats wouldn’t hurt but all the backings are still very much enjoyable.

The lyricism is entertaining and the different delivery of each Mob member helps keep things fresh as the project plays out. A lot of solid bars are scattered throughout the album, but there is the odd miss step which is quickly covered up with another rhyme. A bit more consistency would make this flow just a little easier.

The features are good with some big names keeping things moving. Each puts in a good verse or uses their signature talents to bring their own flavour to the songs. Some singing could lighten up this project full of deeper tones and noises.

Overall, this project is a good showing of each of the members abilities and how well they work together. It will be interesting to see how they progress with future endeavours.

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Young Money Yawn – Street Gospel 2 Review

This is exactly how it is expected to be. A variety of songs about generic content that somehow comes across as having a new approach and even some humour involved. This is an interesting listen where Young Money Yawn only falls to generic music in patches.

The production is good on this project and has quite a raw feeling, but this can make the mixtape feel unfinished and not quite wrapped up. While the beats do reflect the message of each song, that only works up to a certain point and with these tracks it detracts from the atmosphere. While this project is supposed to sound rugged, the production is headed in the right direction but hasn’t reached its destination.

The lyricism is good and helps show that Young Money Yawn could have a future in rap music. While it is not overly complicated, it is accessible to most, if not all, listeners. This helps everyone enjoy the music and help listeners remember that Young Money Yawn can write great verses.

The features all add something to the tracks they are on and help show the connections that Young Money Yawn has in the music industry. From established artists to up and comers, all help show how Young Money Yawn is moving forward and reaching out to others for assistance.

Overall, this is an enjoyable listen that shows that Young Money Yawn is moving forward in his Hip Hop career. However he may need to be a bit more careful with his selection of beats if he wants to make anything radio ready.