This short four track EP shows the skill of both the Blended Babies and Anderson .Paak. Both do thier parts extremely well and helps to make a very cohesive project.
The production is very smooth and is very easy to listen to again and again. The beats all work together cohesively without running together and merging. There are no issues with the backings on this and it will be interesting to see how they carry this experiance forward.
The lyricism is good but is not intended to bring in the pure lyricists. The lyrics are powerful and speak to the listener. Maybe some more people withg more rap styles on the next project could make some more interesting moments, but the lyrics on here work well.
Having the few features on here as well as Anderson did create some better and more Hip Hop moments. Each does a good job at what they are doing and helps make this project even more cohesive. On thier next project, maybe they will fill it with more rap personalities.
Overall, this EP shows what the Blended babies can do as well as Anderson .Paak. They should both take this forward to thier next bodies of work.
This album is a great tasting palette for how Venice California could seem, and brings a lot of potential to this album. Anderson Paak uses his talents to bring the landscape to life.
The production is really amazing as there is a smooth sound that runs throughout the all the songs while having a different atmosphere and energy level on each track. This really helps to give Anderson the platform to shine from. Maybe a few songs with a grittier feel could show that Anderson has a bigger emotional range that he is showing, but the beat selection on this works for a project.
The lyricism is not complex but is backed by passion. Anderson uses his musical tones to gently get his point across while keeping it entertaining. Possibly a few more rap style moments rather than the singing could make this appeal more to the Hip Hop audiance, however this still lands increadibly well with the listener.
The choice to have one feature is good considering projects that Anderson has featured on recently. It would be too easy to bring some of that talent over to get the project more attention, but the one feature does a great job and Anderson is left to really make people hear his skills on the project.
Overall, this album is great to listen to and is very enjoyable. Anderson .Paak should be very proud of what he has put together.