This project shows that veterans can make collaborative projects with more chemistry than a lot of new age rappers. The two featured artists here show not only their own skills, but how their friendship has stood the test of time,
The production on this is great with a few different atmospheres and a song for everyone. With the collection of different content here and variations in pace, the cohesion stays high and makes listening easy. The inclusion of a few acapella offerings shows a more diverse talent too.
The lyricism is clever with the two artists having such different styles that blend together well. Both have some clever lyricism and show how diversified their delivery can be. Krayzie Bone adds an extra edge with his singing ability while Young Noble has the additional dimension from his level of aggression.
Overall, with the only feature giving a speech rather than contributing to a song, this is a great release of throwback music. Both the artists should carry this momentum and continue to show newer rappers how to keep it authentic.
This release is amazing and is a great way to show how artists have been around for a while can transition into a more modern sound. This duo have done a fantastic job of taking their experiences and applying it to the recent sounds of Hip Hop.
The production is great with a lot of diverse beats to work with to show that the artists can work with a range of different styles. Each one is strong and has its own presence while not taking over the track entirely. There are no issues with this selection as it achieves the objective superbly.
The lyricism is good and the delivery really helps give it another dimension. Both Bizzy Bone and Krayzie Bone have great verses and the singing adds depth to the project as well. There are no issues except maybe to try and put a little more impact into their bars.
The features are fantastic and help add additional perspectives to this album. All of them do a great job of showing their own skills while also building on the point of the song they are on. With the diversity from the main artists, the guests are just as versatile and really help flesh out the project.
Overall, this is definitely an interesting listen to see how the artists are moving forward with the times and are not stuck in a rut, making formulaic music. Let us hope that all the members of the group can come together for more than one song and create a whole album along these lines.
This album is the tale of the trials and tribulations that will have the listener enthralled. Each song has a different tone and helps tell an incredible story.
The production fits the tone of the album perfectly with dark and fiery beats lacing this project. Each lends itself to the cohesion and theme of this album that has led to this being easier to listen to front to back. With the concept of this album in mind, there are no problems with the backing sleection on this.
The lyricism is great with Krayzie Bone showing the talents that made him a household name with the rap group. His ability to make a great hook helps tie the songs together while his verses get the message across. Maybe some changes in flow could have helped to make some more interesting moments, but Krayzie Bone does not slack on any of these songs.
The features do well to expand the points of view with the theme in mind. Each brings a good verse in and helps to show that it is not only Krayzie Bone who has gone through these struggles. With his own ability to sing, there is a good balance of guest elements on this album.
Overall, this is a great album for fans of Krayzie Bone and the darker side of rap music. If you want something with a pop feel then you are in the wrong place.