Warren G – Regulate… G Funk Era Pt 2 Review

This extended play is a great throwback to the G Funk days that ruled the West Coast. Warren G brings back the smooth production and an old friend to create a short and cohesive project with a lot of replay value.

The production is fantastic and is perfectly recreating the old days of West Coast Hip Hop. Warren G has got beats that are laid back while also having hints of whatever the tracks need, whether it be aggression of party vibes. With so few tracks, it can be eblieved he did all he could with beat selection.

The lyricism is good and adds to the imagery. With his relaxed delivery, Warren G makes a comfortable, easy listening vibe that makes his music easy to enjoy. A few moments of a higher level of wordplay could bring in a wider audiance, however Warren G is known for his producing rather than his rapping.

The features are great and really help to flesh out the EP. The addition of Nate Dogg really makes the connection to the previous Regulate record to make this hit harder with the listener. There are no issues with the guest selection as there is a good balance of singing to rapping.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable and entertaining EP that is cohesive to listen to. Warren G has done G Funk proud with another stunning project.

Hopsin – Pound Syndrome Review

This album is a great showing of how independant artists can be successful without bending to mainstream pressure. Hopsin has put together an album that seperates himself from the pack of independant artist and puts him on top.

The production is excellent and is tailored exclusively to Hopsin’s style and needs. There is a lot of diversity in the beats to allow a lot of different content which gives the project such balance. Maybe a few more high energy tracks would have helped balance it out more, but on a personal album like this, it may not have fitted with the aim.

The lyricism is fantastic as Hopsin once again showcases his incredible talents. He utilises a lot of different techniques, mostly multi syllable schemes, to really bolster his imagery and story telling ability. With his variety in delivery and flow, there is no obvious way to improve this side of the album.

The features are good and really help to add depth to this project. Each brings a good verse to the track they are on and this really helps with the story telling from another point of view. A singing feature could have added another dimension, however Hopsin has a lot of that under raps most of the time anyway.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable album that is going to rejuvenate his fanbase to another bought of absolute loyalty. Hopsin should be congratulated on his effort here and to bounce back from an album that he thought was subpar.