Krayzie Bone – Chasing The Devil Review

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.

Madchild – Silver Tongue Devil Review

This project is a great step for independant artists who want to be entirely them for all of thier songs. While this does still have it’s flaws, there is no doubt that this is one of the premium independant releases of the year so far.

The production is very good with a lot of diversity when it comes to how Madchild wants the listener to feel. There are a lot of different atmosphere’s with many different instruments in effect to make some very interesting tracks. A few more mainstream backings could show more of a complete skill of Madchilds rapping, but the actual selection here allows him to be himself and keep the personal nature of this album.

The lyricism is really excellent and shows Madchild at his best.  Every bar is packed with wordplay and techniques that really help to with the descriptive portion as well as the stroy telling. There is no real way that Madchild could improve his rapping. He may want to look for more references as some get heard a few times through the project, however that is it.

The features are good and help to showcase thier own ability as well as increase the level of cohesion on this album. While it is only a few people appearing a few times, they show what they are capable of in different ways. A few more features, with maybe some singing could add an extra dimension but Madchild does a good job on his solo tracks as well as when with a guest so it doesn’t need anything more.

Overall, this is a really great album that runs just slightly long in tracks. However it is still a personal journey that the listener can embark on with one of the rap games most lyrical players.