This is a more than solid release from one of the worlds best known battle rappers. DNA puts on for his city as well for battle rappers everywhere.
The production is good with a good variety of pace and atmosphere to help show more than one side of DNA. The beats are smooth and don’t sound forced like it wasn’t organic in the making. With this selection, the listen through is enjoyable and is in no way work to get all the way through.
The lyricism is obviously incredible with DNA bringing his experience as a battle rapper to great effect. Each bar has some lyrical device in it and the ones that don’t have much more emotional impact. His performance on this is outstanding and should be recognised as so.
Overall, this is a great mixtape which shows that, as long as they have the passion and lyrical skills, anyone can make great music, including battle rappers. DNA is paving the way for a large group of talented individuals and it will be interesting to see what comes next.
This is a good step into getting John John’s tracks heard and good tracks they are. They have everything that a good track needs and are very enjoyable to listen through.
The production is good and, although not all original beats, create a great atmosphere that makes this much easier to listen to. The usage of some popular beats for John John to flow over is a good choice to showcase what he can do where others have tried. The original beats on here show that John John can create a song of his own without relying on others to lay out the plan first.
The lyricism is top notch and shows John John can take his skills from battling to making tracks without missing a step. Almost every line has a lyrical device intwined to make this project more enjoyable for fans of a lyrical nature. John John shows he can involve a lot of lyrical power in his lines without compromising the message of the song.
The features are good too as they each provide a contrast to John John himself. With some big names as well as some unknowns, John John shows that he can rap with the best of them and shows he is as good, if not better than the features on this project.
Overall, this is a great project for fans of lyricism and a good one for fans of production. The blend of clever lyrics with the good production help to make some great tracks that should propel John John to higher levels of fame.