President T – T On The Wing Review

This release shows that while he has solid rhymes and a unique voice and flow, repetition can really kill a project. President T needs to try to vary his hooks instead of saying one line loudly over and over.

The production is good and is as aggressive as the main artist. Each beat is strong but fades too far back as President T is too vocal over the top for it to make much impact. A bit more balance between the noise sources could help this sound a bit more cohesive.

The lyricism is good but not incredible. While there is some clever wordplay and his delivery boosts that, there is only so many times any listener can hear how good a rapper is without needing more proof. If he can vary his content more, as well as improve his hooks, then he could have some of the evidence to prove he is as good as he says he is.

The features are one of the best things about this album. Each puts in a nice effort and provides a fantastic point of comparison to President T, showing his strengths and weaknesses more clearly. Some more singers could have brought another dimension to this project, but may not have fit in with President T’s style.

Overall, this is a disappointing release, but it does offer redemption. President T shows the potential to make amazing music, but he is falling short due to his ego and simple loudness.

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Skepta – Konnichiwa Review

This album shows that Skepta is a clever lyricist while showing different sides of fame. The project has a few angles that will help push Grime music to new heights.

The production is good overall with some tracks having much hard hitting beats than others, and the others being more experimental to make them stand out in a different way. There is a lot of classic grime backings that are selected with plenty of room for Skepta to manoeuvre. Maybe some beats further from what we know him to work with could make some more interesting moments.

The lyricism is not the most complex it could be but it is full of passion for the music and Skepta certainly doesn’t slouch at all. His delivery is what really pushes this into greatness with his lyrics being clever and witty to help back that up. There are no big problems from a vocal perspective.

The features add to the project by bringing new perspectives and opinions to the songs. While some of the guests may have similar delivery to the main artist, each is individual and showcases their own skills. Maybe some more guests from different genres could show more of a willingness to stray from his formula, but there are no problems with what was chosen for this project.

Overall, this album has a lot of great moments that can be marred by the skits tacked on the end of songs. Skepta should be happy with how this came out, but may look to make future projects more cohesive.

Chip – Believe And Achieve: Episode 2 Review

This project has some shining moments that can become steeped in the more mediocre ones. Chip shows he has grown up in the Hip Hop community and is ready to step up to the play.

The production is energetic and lets Chip roam free with what he wants to say. There is a lot of carry thorugh with the momentum from the earlier tracks that picks up right at the end for a personnal finale. Maybe on a longer project Chip would want to try some different types of production to show he can work in more areas of rap.

The lyricism is good with Chip displaying a range of different techniques to keep the listener interested. The imagery is good with Chip showing he can paint a vivid picture with his rhymes while getting his point across with impact. Some changes in flow and delivery could help Chip make his songs even more refreshing to the listener.

The features do well to add an extra dimension to the project. The singers soften thier tracks while the rappers show a tougher side of Chip. There is a good balance of guests on this with no complaints.

Overall, this project is really great for Chip to show he is not a boy anymore, but he needs to pick a direction to take this. For now, he is doing a good job.

JME – Integrity> Review

This is an album filled with JME keeping the same flow but his lyricism propels his performance past good. His beat selection may also be stale to some, but his incredible way of utilising them is fantastic.

The production is energetic and everything that JME needs them to be to create tracks of great magnitude. Each song, while having similar production, is diverse enough to stand on its own and provides a great base for the grime raps over the top. While it would be interesting to see JME on a different type of beat, he certainly knows how to exploit the strengths of this project.

The lyricism is excellent and is what really makes this project enjoyable. JME actually explains on the tracks that his lyrical skill is what has kept him in the rap game instead of changing his flow to bend to the mainstream. He may want to include a couple of multi schemes somewhere, even though he doesn’t need them to be considered a good lyricist.

The features are good and help keep the energy up on this album. While thier style may seem similar, each puts in a good verse and shows great chemistry with JME. JME may want to look for features further afield to create more interesting tracks, but it is a known fact that he does not want to change how he operates for the audiance.

Overall, this is an enjoyable album even if some may find it repetitive. JME has become a staple in Grime music and this project showcases why.