Prof – Pookie Baby Review

This is a nice addition to Prof’s catalog and shows a fair amount of versatility on his part. While Prof does well when rapping he has a lot more memorable hooks to help give an extra edge to his performance.

The production is great and actually really helps to pull the project together. It is energetic and captures the essence of the tracks perfectly. Maybe something slower could give a slightly more rounded listen, but might ruin the cohesiveness of the tracks.

The lyricism is great, with Prof doing a lot of verbal acrobatics and trying his hand at singing too. While his wordplay is good, his delivery helps to elevate it to another level. With his diversity with these performances, there is no problem with Prof on this project.

The features really help to build the tracks they are on. The tracks in question tend to be the more emotional where extra voices are needed to show other sides of the story. Some other rappers could show how Prof works in a more competitive environment, but this selection works well for the songs they are on.

Overall, this release shows that Prof can and is still putting out quality music. Hopefully this release will help put him in more peoples headphones.

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Cambatta – Smoke And Mirrors 2: The Crack Baby Review

This is an interesting project because Cambatta shows he is a very accomplished lyricist but the overall feel of this project can be uncomfortable. He touches on a lot of emotional topics and while there are some grittier moments, most of this may not be designed for clubbing purposes.

The production is a focal point of this project but not necesserily for the right reasons. On a lot of the tracks, it does not really add anything to the overall feel of the track unless Cambatta wanted them to sound out of place and unfortunately placed. Some more solid production with some stronger beats may have helped this be a better mixtape.

The lyricism is excellent and Cambatta is fantastic when it comes to putting together the rhymes and schemes. He can clearly write rap music and each of his songs is peppered with wordplay. His beat selection may need some work as a backdrop to his fantastic rhyme skills but his actual rapping is strong.

The features do well to keep up with Cambatta’s rap prowess while keeping thier individuality. Each tries hard to have thier level of wordplay as high as Cambatta and do a good job improving the tracks they are on with some diversity.

Overall, this is a good effort from a lyrical perspective but the selection on the production front is simply a let down. Cambatta should be congratulated on his lyrical prowess but his ability to put tracks together may need a sceond look.

Jae Millz – For The Win EP Review

This is a short and cohesive project from a rapper the world is waiting to hear a studio album from. Millz does very well to keep this to a theme and to craft tracks around it while keeping it very entertaining and enjoyable.

The production is good while fitting with the atmosphere on each track. The feel of each beat works very well with the message of each track and is kept to a god length so as not to become boring. With a short project like this, that is a crucial feature to making it a great project instead of a mediocre one.

The lyricism is good with Jae using his old battle rapper days to help build his skills in rap to help make his imagery more vivid and enjoyable. The wordplay is very strong and distinctive with Jae’s delivery boosting the impact of the bars on the listener, it helps to make the tracks even more enjoyable.

The features are very good and help show that Jae Millz does very well when mixed with others on a track. Both Styles P and Dave East do great at helping Jae make one great track on this short project thatis very cohesive and blends well with the rest of the project.

Overall, this is a great listen and is a good effort from Jae Millz but he needs to start working on a full studio album. This is another good showcase of what Jae is capable of and it is about time that he releases a feature length project that will get his name into households everywhere.