Chevy Woods – Gang Shit Only Review

This is another project about generic gang life without much personal addition from the artist. Chevy woods makes this entertaining enough, but it is not a great release.

The production is good with plenty of energy to move things along, but no backing that particularly breaks out from the rest. Each song has the correct atmosphere for the content but seems formulaic on a full listen through. While some beats may be worth a revisit but that is up to your individual taste.

The lyricism is alright¬†with some clever moments, but mostly focusing on his delivery and subject matter. While there is complex wordplay involved there isn’t enough to say this is a lyrical offering. A little more effort on the rhymes could go a long way.

The features are good as they help break up the monotony of one voice. Each does a good job to flesh out the tracks while showing their own skills. A few more singers would bring a little more depth, but the rappers still do good work.

Overall, this is a bit of a disappointing release from Chevy Woods, but should not be discarded straight away. If you enjoy the type of music that is being pumped out, then this could still be worth a try.

Chevy Woods – Gangland 3 Review

This is a good mixtape if you enjoy the particular brand of track that is Chevy Woods, but it won’t be great at enticing a new audience for the Taylor Gang rapper. It follows a particular formula on every song and this can become repetitive to listen to.

The production is good but can be very repetitive. This is because the same patterns and same types of beat are used but somewhat differentiated to make the backings for Chevy to rap over. If there were more spots of branching out and more chance taking, this may be a more interesting project to listen to.

The lyricism is nothing special while not being a slouch either. There is some clever moments and not a lot of poor, but it is not enough to make this overly appealing to the lyrical audience. While it can be enjoyed, with some more time spent enhancing them and crafting them to a higher level, Chevy could be appealing to a wider audience than the hardcore Taylor Gang guys.

The features all put in verses on the same level as Chevy, but are all too similar to Chevy’s own style to make much of an impact. When listening to the tracks, they can be difficult to distinguish From Chevy and sometimes you wouldn’t know there was a feature if it didn’t say on the track listing.

Overall, this can be an enjoyable listen if seen through the right lenses but if your not a fan of the formula, then this may not be the project for you. However if you hear some and like it, then you will like it all and Chevy will have another fan or keep an existing one.

Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood

This is not the most complicated album, but it does hold some good songs and may be worth a listen or two. The choruses are, on average, very simplistic often consisting of one line or phrase repeated over and over. However a big boost to the overall album is Wiz’s singing ability which features more and very well on this album. It helps bring a sense of diversity to the album and opens up a whole range of possibility for each song.

The production on the album is of good quality as well as diversity. From light pop music, to club beats, to deep emotional backtracks, Wiz flows over all comfortably and even tries some new tempos and styles while rapping about money, drugs and women. Very comfortable subjects for him but he is trying to approach them from some different areas at least.

The features on the album do well, but it would have been nice to hear a bit more from them, some cases in time and others in substance. Varied in their performance, the features do at least help Wiz to showcase why he is such a figure in Hip Hop. His style and skill shine out among others while not making them look bad.

Overall, this may not be the top album of the year but it is a good album, while it may not be for everyone. A good variety of tracks means that some tracks will appeal to some people, but also means that they may not buy the whole album as they may actively not like a majority of the tracks.