Statik Selektah – Lucky 7 Review

This is a great album to stick on if you don’t want to be tied down to one artists point of view and opinions. There are a lot of good points on this album that make it enjoyable listening.

The production is really stunning and is the best thing about this album, which is a big deal. Each track is individual and they all cohesively run together without the listener being confused about what song is on. There are no flaws about the beats that Selektah is using to craft a very entertaining album.

As Statik Selektah is a producer putting together this album, the features make up all the lyrics on this project. However they all come with great verses and hooks, which contain a lot of thier own lyrical acrobatics. A few more rappers with a faster flow may have kept the energy flow up a bit through the project, but that may have stopped the balance of the correct atmosphere for each song.

Overall, this is a great album for all audiances of Hip Hop. The smooth production with the quick acrobatic rhymes make for a good time and this is a great stepping stone for Statik Skeletah.

Hodgy Beats – Dena Tape 2 Review

This is not a bad mixtape by Hodgy Beats but it does not stand out as fantastic. While there are no spots that show much weakness, there are no great strengths that pop out at the listener either.

The production is good and is easy to listen to. The beats each are very enjoyable and blend well with each other. However Hodgy is so loud over them that they lose some attraction and don’t have the impact that they should.

The lyricism is alright but the delivery lets it down. Hodgy has got some good rap techniques he uses but his loudness and his performance on these tracks lets those lyrics down. If he could get his message across with a smoother delivery, he would have more success.

The features are good and show good chemistry with Hodgy Beats, but don’t add huge amounts to the tracks they are on. While the features have some good verses, they don’t come with the wow factor that comes with a superstar performance. With some refining, they could go on to have great careers.

Overall, this is an enjoyable mixtape, but may not be among the greatest this year. With some more refining of the recordings and some work on the delivery, Hodgy could have a career in Hip Hop.