This album has all the flavours that a Jedi Mind Tricks album should be. It has the aggression as well as the soul searching that makes a complete listen through.
The production is amazing with a lot of interesting sounds and plenty of power behind them to really push the lyrics forward. It could be argued that the beats are too packed with sound to be effective, but it is actually very effective with the content and delivery of the artists on the songs. It is great to see an ebb and flow of the album as the backings get softer and harder as it plays through.
The lyricism is strong, with the delivery really boosting its appeal. With the performance elements making the rhymes stand out, they may not be the most complex raps out there, but they are still smart which makes a great combination. This element is one of the top reasons that this album is phenomenal.
The features all do great to add cohesiveness and extra voices to this project. All have great talent and show it in abundance on this. It would be interesting to see more singers appear on this, but the guests do a great job on this.
Overall, this is a very energetic album that has a lot of what makes great hip hop albums. A lot of aggression and chemistry between the group members mean this album will be spinning for a long time.
This album has a lot of great moments in it and is all structured to flow easily as a listening experiance. Jedi Mind tricks does well to vary between aggression and emotional content to balance the album out accordingly.
The production is excellent with the instruments sounding more real than the strange robot noises that appear so often in rap these days. Each track is distinctive in its beat which helps show how Jedi Mind Tricks can select production that work well with each song. Maybe a few more songs with a touch more of a pop influence could make Jedi Mind Tricks more of a mainstream influence, but this album has all the atmosphere of a veteran who knows his style and what works well for him.
The lyricism is good and works well with the message on each track. Jedi Mind Tricks works the different techniques into a variety of different flows which are all effective and really build the imagery he is conveying into his music. He may want to try and make his delivery a bit more accessible to the wider audiance as, while it is full of passion, it is a touch more aggressive than some might like.
The features are all good and show how Jedi Mind Tricks can work well with other artists. Each brings a good verse or chorus with them to make the song they are on an effective piece of art. A few more well known features could help put the word out about Jedi Mind Trick’s skills, however the guests on this album are most definately effective.
Overall, this album has a lot of great qualities and a lot of entertainment value. Jedi Mind Tricks should feel good about putting out an album with this level of quality and this album should get more recognition from the Hip Hop community.