This shoe is a great help for those with leaping ability, but if you are not used to it, you may need to try and focus staying on the ground. The ability to push the user into the air isunparelled and may take some getting used to.
The heel clip is aesthetically pleasing while giving a good amount of support to the user. The collar is also supportive while being flexible enough to allow for simple putting on and taking off. The mesh upper, reminiscent of the Air Jordan Four, is another focal point on this shoe, but while it is flexible, the materials it is covering are not quite as bendy.
The outsole is sturdy and provides plenty of space to push off with. The technology put into the midsole as well as the outsole does a very good job of pushing the wearer further away from the ground and possibly increasing hieght.
Overall, this shoe is really great footwear with a lot of technology put into it for its very namesake. With an athlete such as Blake Griffin piloting it, as well as others in the NBA, this shoe could have a really great run.
This album has a good balance of most elements that make Hip Hop the defining genre it is today, but it lacks a certain shine that would attract newer listeners. Raekwon does very well to keep his rap qualities that he has had for over twenty years now and keep them as sharp as they were at the start.
The production is excellent and shows a real mixture of Hip Hop eras combined into one album. The range is great and the variety in noises, sounds and patterns used almost shows Raekwon lasting the ages. There are not many problems with the beats, they simply may not be to everyone’s taste.
The lyricism is fantastic and Raekwon showcases why he has lasted so long in the rap game. He uses a lot of lyrical techniques to embellish his work and pad out his imagery with an extra dimension. He may want to be a touch louder on the tracks to stand out more, but no one can really criticise this rapper.
The features are good and show that Raekwon can work well with a variety of rappers with a variety of styles. Each puts in some good effort and helps to make each track more cohesive. Some features with less of a connection to rap and Hip Hop may have made some more interesting tracks but these are still interesting.
Overall, this is an enjoyable album with a real mixture of tracks for any mood. Raekwon has been in the rap game a long time and his solo work, as well as his group work, has only improved.