This project is somewhat laid back but still engaging. This would be easy to stick on and listen to anywhere.
The production is entertaining with plenty of space for Bronson to manouvre and find his rhythm. Each song is individual with the skits in between a lot of songs helping to keep them from running together. Maybe something with a faster pace could help keep the level of energy up, but this still works well together.
The lyricism is clever with the delivery really helping to add to the performance overall. There are a few different devices used to keep the lyrics smart and entertaining. A change in flow could show more of a drive to experiment with new styles, but Action Bronson knows what works for him and executes it very well on this project.
The features do a great job of helping to flesh out this project and stopping Bronson’s voice from getting repetitive. Each does a great job of showing thier own skills while building up the track they are on. Some more singers and others further from the rap game could have created some more experimental tracks, but the guests on here are still very effective.
Overall, this may not be for everyone, but for those who enjoy it, they will enjoy it a lot. Action Bronson has made a great project that will resonate with some for a while to come.
This is a great album to stick on if you don’t want to be tied down to one artists point of view and opinions. There are a lot of good points on this album that make it enjoyable listening.
The production is really stunning and is the best thing about this album, which is a big deal. Each track is individual and they all cohesively run together without the listener being confused about what song is on. There are no flaws about the beats that Selektah is using to craft a very entertaining album.
As Statik Selektah is a producer putting together this album, the features make up all the lyrics on this project. However they all come with great verses and hooks, which contain a lot of thier own lyrical acrobatics. A few more rappers with a faster flow may have kept the energy flow up a bit through the project, but that may have stopped the balance of the correct atmosphere for each song.
Overall, this is a great album for all audiances of Hip Hop. The smooth production with the quick acrobatic rhymes make for a good time and this is a great stepping stone for Statik Skeletah.
This is a refreshing listen as Bronson brings his blend of wit and lyricism with some great backing beats to breath some life into a one way Hip Hop world. Bronson attempts to use his skills to show the world that Hip Hop has more than one option for the future.
The production is excellent and the minimal use of unusual noises helps the beats be a bit smoother. Each track has its own feeling and atmosphere even if the sounds used are very similar. Most of the songs are fairly subdued in backing, allowing Bronson to have more freedom for his rapping, but some more high energy elements may have helped to give the album more replay-ability.
The lyricism is fantastic and is the top point of this album. Bronson flexes his lyrical biceps and weaves imaginative tapestries that are full of description. He uses a very full range of techniques to enhance his wordplay and make an entertaining set of songs that do t have a lot to criticise in the lyrics department.
The features aren’t great as they tend to blend a lot into the background without standing out but they put in good efforts that can be enjoyed if the listener tries hard enough. If they were a bit more eclectic and did something a bit different, the album may have had a touch more diversity.
Overall, this album is very entertaining if your a fan of lyricism. However, if your looking for big party tunes, you may not find them on here.
This is a nineties project created in the modern day and it is very close to the mark for what it is aiming for. However it may not appeal to all Hip Hop lovers as it is moving back instead of forwards.
The production is accurate to the thee of the album and, when seen through the right lenses, is great to listen to. However as it is trying to move back to a time when great songs were already made, some may not take kindly to that. However when listened to all the way through it does very well to combine with Joey’s flow and make some great tracks.
The lyricism is good and is scattered throughout all the tracks. On the other hand, with Joey’s fairly rapid flow and his tone against the backing beat, it can be difficult to hear that lyricism and accept it. A lot of it is simply lost to the sounds instead of heralded as great to the listener.
The features are all good and all bring a new dimension to the project. They help to show how Joey can work with others, which is extremely well, as well as showcasing their own skills, which is also done well.
Overall, this would be a great project if made in the nineties, but as it is made in this year, it is a good project with ties to a brighter era in Hip Hop. If moved more into the modern age, not ultra modern but forward, Joey may have more success.