MED, Blu And Madlib – Bad Neighbor Review

This album is full of great production and plenty of lyrical displays to make a fantastic album. All parties involved in this album should be proud of thier work.

The production is full of noises and sounds that make the beats seem wierd but work very smoothly with the lyrics and performances. Each is individual and there is very little chance of mixing up which track is which. There are no problems with what has been produced here.

The lyricism is relatively fast paced while using a variety of different techniques to make the words interesting. Each of the artists do a good job of mixing different types of wordplay into thier rhymes to make what they are rapping have more impact and creativity. Maybe some changes in performance and delivery could enhance the album slightly but there are definately no gaping holes for improvement.

The features do a good job of giving more depth to the project. The deeper bench brings more flavour and opinions that helps push the main artists to further greatness. Some more guests further from Hip Hop could make a few more exhilarating moments but there are definately no issues with the selection.

Overall, this album is enjoyable to listen to as it is quirky and does not follow the recipe for mainstream success. That being said, it needs people to listen to it for the artists to become better known and receive the recognition they deserve.

Hodgy Beats – Dena Tape 2 Review

This is not a bad mixtape by Hodgy Beats but it does not stand out as fantastic. While there are no spots that show much weakness, there are no great strengths that pop out at the listener either.

The production is good and is easy to listen to. The beats each are very enjoyable and blend well with each other. However Hodgy is so loud over them that they lose some attraction and don’t have the impact that they should.

The lyricism is alright but the delivery lets it down. Hodgy has got some good rap techniques he uses but his loudness and his performance on these tracks lets those lyrics down. If he could get his message across with a smoother delivery, he would have more success.

The features are good and show good chemistry with Hodgy Beats, but don’t add huge amounts to the tracks they are on. While the features have some good verses, they don’t come with the wow factor that comes with a superstar performance. With some refining, they could go on to have great careers.

Overall, this is an enjoyable mixtape, but may not be among the greatest this year. With some more refining of the recordings and some work on the delivery, Hodgy could have a career in Hip Hop.