Schoolboy Q -Blank Face LP Review

This album has tracks for everyone but not necessarily in a cohesive order. Every track is interesting, but not all have a high level of replay ability.

The production is varied and allows plenty of scope for Schoolboy Q to work with. Each has its own feel, but some carry extremely similar elements. On a full listen through, it can sound disjointed because of the track similarities, but is still enjoyable.

The lyricism is strong with passion filling every bar of Schoolboy Q’s rhymes. He may not always have the most complex lyrics but he gets his message across with such belief that the listener feels through their whole body. Maybe some changes in flow could make some more exciting moments, but there are no real issues with the raps on this.

The features are great and add a lot to this project. Each puts in a good performance, and help to push the tracks to further greatness. Most come off well and show the connections that the main artist has made in the Hip Hop world. No problems with selection here.

Overall, this album has a lot of good things about it and will have songs that will appeal to everyone at some point. Lets see where Schoolboy Q takes this momentum next.

Daz And Snoop – Cuzznz Review

This project is a great listen for that throwback feel as well as some classic West Coast feel. Both Snoop and Daz do exactly what made them famous in the first place and make great music from their era.

The production is funky and bouncy which helps give the whole project a fantastic level of energy while keeping the laid back feel that makes the project cohesive. Each song has the same lifting vibes without sounding the same and remaining individual. Maybe some songs with a more diverse feels could make a more complete project but the point of the album is to show the chemistry between two cousins, which it does.

The lyricism is good but not overly complex. Both the main artists show they can be clever with their rhymes without it going over the listeners head which is good for those listening while enjoying a certain substance that is a central theme to Snoop especially.

The features are great as they have the same chemistry as the main artists do. They all help to keep the project cohesive while bringing great attributes to the tracks they are on. Maybe some more varied guests could have made a few more interesting moments, but there is no doubt the selection on here is great.

Overall, this project is fantastic and while some of the songs are recycled, they work well together as a tracklist. Hopefully both Snoop and Daz will keep this momentum going into the next projects they do.

Gucci Mane – Trapology Review

This mixtape starts off strong but loses momentum as it goes on. The begining has a lot more passion in the rhymes whereas at the end, there is a lot less flare in the delivery.

The production is excellent and fits well with what Gucci Mane is trying to achieve. It is trap beats at thier finest which is exactly what Gucci is known for. A few more backings with a different twist would show more of a diversity in his ability, however Gucci Mane is keeping to what he knows while doing it better than everyone else.

The lyricism is not great by Gucci Mane but it is still enjoyable in context. While every song may have similar content, Gucci does enough to make each diverse with some variety and plenty of features. Gucci may want to try a few new things to keep his music fresh, but his core audiance will still enjoy this a lot.

The features are great on this project and really help to make it as good as it is. With some bigger names than usual and more of a variety of styles, this mixtape has a higher class of guests. There are no flaws with this selection as they are the best part of this effort.

Overall, this is an entertaining and enjoyable mixtape that is keeping Gucci Mane’s high volume of output going. It may have a problem with keeping the effort up, but is still great to listen to.

Daz Dilly – Weed Money Review

This album should be a lot more publicised than it currently has been. The tempo and rhythm of this album are quality and Daz does not disappoint when it comes to his fast paced lyricism. A lot of hypnotic beats and catchy lyrics help to create an album that you can stick on repeat and keep going for hours, if not more.

Daz’s style of fast paced rap is accentuated by fast paced beats and when it’s a more slowed down track, Daz switches to a slower, but no less incredible, pace while still being able to keep the listeners interest.

All the beats keep the listeners interest without their mind drifting too far from the song. Mostly upbeat tracks, they are relatively short which is good to stop the repetitive nature of up-tempo songs becoming stale. The cohesion of the album is helped by short skits at the end of some tracks.

The album only runs a bit over 50 minutes long which is a bit short for an album these days, but it’s cohesive so that the project overall is very listenable and has a lot of replay value, instead of a longer project of a lot of disjointed tracks. The shorter project is a greater achievement overall.

This project may not be the ground-breaking work that will put Daz back on top of the hip-hop world, like when Death Row Records was going strong, but it is a strong addition to the Daz Dillinger catalogue, even if he has shortened that moniker. Tell as many people about this album as you can because it is worth at least a few spins.