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 is an enjoyable project from The Four Owls, but is not as alternate as iTunes tried to tell me it is. It is simply UK rap that does not fall under the Grime genre, not alternate rap.
The production is good and is different from regular rap, but is not unheard of in style. The beats are smooth and sound more musically traditional in the sense that you can hear more real instrument sounds instead of modern noise. The group may try some more modern beats to try and acquire a wider audience but the production they have chosen so far in thier careers have been good for the message they want to send.
The lyricism is good and not overly complex. Plenty of lyrical techniques are involved throughout the project and are accessible to all listening. The more hardcore lyrical listeners may argue that the lyricism doesn’t run deep enough but there is enough here to satisfy most who hear it and enjoy it.
The features are good and help to add more diversity to the already differentiated tracks. Each gives a new angle on the message for the track while also showcasing their own talent to the audience of the album. Maybe some more big names to help increase their profile would be good on their next album, but these all do their job well on this one.
Overall, this is an entertaining album to listen to and a good step for The Four Owls. A refreshing take on rap music while still not taking any really big steps out of the playbook has lead to a great listening experiance and a great project for Rap.