This album shows that G-Eazy can rap and do it well, but does not necesserily know the formula to a wining song. Some song chemistry is needed to tie the album together a bit more.
The production is different from the normal with a touch of abnormal patterns and sounds to give the music a dark edge. The songs follow the theme of when things are dakr, but it does need to still be tied together. Some more cohesion between the songs would help this project a lot.
The lyricism is great with G-Eazy easily striding through his rhymes with good and individual delivery. His lyrics are full of different techniques and devices to improve his imagery. Maybe some more changes to flow would help bring this project together.
The features are one of the most cohesive elements of this project as they help show the chemistry G-Eazy can have with other artists. Each has a good verse that helps to push the songs ot new hieghts. Some more variation in the type of guest with maybe more singing would help to show his diversity a bit more.
Overall, this is a great step for G-Eazy as it helps to hone his skills. Maybe on a brighter project, he could show that he can have more variation when it comes to content.
There is no doubt that Mook is a great rapper, but this project shows that he may need to work on his song chemistry. The tracks on the project are good but they don’t blend together enough to make a great track. The hooks in particular are not up to standard with his verses. They also feel like they don’t have that passion he has when he is battling on stage. It needs a bit of a pick me up.
The production is good, but it is not great. There is quite a lot of similar sounding beats and there is a lot going on in those beats and the project could use some more diversity. That would allow for a wider scope on what this project could do and how it could be more enjoyable on every listen through.
Lyricism is present on every track, as Mook is well known for. His verses are crafted to a very high standard, due to his battling experience and veteran battling status. His hooks need more work as they sound forced and aren’t fluid with the rest of the song. However the verses far overshadow the hooks as far as impressiveness on this project.
The features are good and definitely help to break up the monotony of the same beat with the same voice. They each add to the overall tone of each track and also lend a sense of growing in Mook’s music career, getting Raekwon or Busta Rhymes on a track gives the impression that Mook is impressing a lot of important musical people.
Overall, this isn’t a great project for Mook as it does not show his complete range of song possibility, but does help to show his lyrical ability and what he is capable of doing over a beat.