2 Chainz – Daniel Son: Necklace Don Review

This project is simply a placeholder as it has no real impact on the listener at all. 2 Chainz does what he is known for, but he doesn’t push himself to be better.

The production is good and helps keep the project moving. Each beat has energy and bounce that makes every one more cohesive to the next and sound in place with the project. Maybe some slower tracks could have balanced it out a bit more, but more work is needed on the rhymes than the production.

The lyricism is alright with some clever attempts but not enough to make a huge notice. 2 Chainz uses his signature flow and voice to make his songs strong, but they fall flat with repetition. Some more creativity could really help lift this mixtape.

The features are good but aren’t enough to lift the project to greatness. They all put in good efforts and help the tracks they are on. Maybe a few more could have helped the project overall.

Overall, this is an enjoyable project to listen through once, but has no longevity at all, in the sense that maybe once is enough. 2 Chainz may want to start looking for more in his work to stay more relevant.

Juvenile – Mardi Gras 2 Review

This is an enjoyable project with a lot of high tempo music but without much real substance, it can lose a lot of its flavour. Energy helps make a project but it does not make it alone.

The production is excellent and helps to add additional flavour to every song. It has a lot of energy that helps the mixtape seem more enjoyable. However, the songs don’t have a lot of replay value apart from the odd one or two. While Juvenile does a good job over the top of the beats, the energy by itself is not enough to make them great.

The lyricism is alright but nothing crazy. Juvenile does have spots of wordplay and other rap devices that shine bright through the rest of his mediocre rhyming but it is not enough to make a song great. His delivery is what tips it to the edge of greatness.

The features are good and help to diversify the tracks they are on which helps improve the project overall. Each guest puts in a good effort, even if some don’t quite pull off great verses. If some of the same people weren’t repeatedly used, that may have improved the mixtape even more as it wouldn’t be using those people as a crutch.

Overall, this is an interesting and enjoyable mixtape that does not live up to the festival it is named after but is worth a spin or two. Juvenile may need to look at where his career is heading if he continues to make projects like this however.