Travis Scott – Birds In The Trap Sing McNight Review

This album is hypnotic while listening to it but cracks start to appear the longer it goes on. Patterns emerge showing that the songs share a lot of elements and that it is all beats and hooks. It isn’t a great Hip Hop project, but it can be entertaining.

The production is fantastic and contains everything modern rap music is becoming. it has high energy and sounds that draw in the listener while being relatively easy to listen to. Maybe a few more changes to pace could stop the backings sounding so very similar while trying to add some different noises may also help.

The lyricism is confusing because it is very hard to tell the verses apart from the hooks, which dominate the songs. While Travis Scott can write an incredible chorus, it would be great to hear what he could do on more of a verse but they are almost non-existent in the listener’s ears. Changing this is what would be the biggest improvement for this project.

Overall, the one feature on this was a good choice to show Travis Scott’s own skill but he needed to put more of it on show to the audience for this to really excel.

Kid Ink – Summer In The Winter Review

This album is exactly what the title indicates with all the summer vibes it needs to make you forget it is Winter. With plenty of DJ Mustard’s signiture style to generate energy, if your missing warmer weather then this is the project for you.

The production is fantastic with DJ Mustard using his immense talent to pour a lot of great beats into this project. Each is still individual without running together while giving scope for a range of content to be explored. There are no problems with the beat selection on this.

The lyricism is good with Kid Ink using his ability to explore different techniques to enhance his writing. He tries a few different ways to make his imagery and the impact of his words improved but they sometimes fall short of the mark. While never by much it does influence the tracks and how they play out.

The features help to flesh out the project some more so that Kid Ink does not become stale on a full listen through. Each brings in an entertainment factor that plays well with the production and helps to make the project more cohesive. A few more singers could have made a few more interesting combinations, but the guest selection here works well.

Overall, this project is great for remembering the past summers and looking forward to the future ones. Kid Ink has crafted a project that fits its objective perfectly.

Jeezy – Church In These Streets

This album has a real street feel from one of the larger names in Hip Hop. Jeezy show he is still in the touch with his street origins.

The production is good with plenty of grittyness to keep the authentic feel. Jeezy has chosen beats that allow his flow to be the main focus of the track and show that he has still got the underground touch. Maybe some more pop beats could help take this more into the public eye but Jeezy knows what he works well with and only uses those types of backing.

The lyricism is not overly complex but has a lot of delivery and performance boosts that make the rhymes impact harder. There is a real level of genuity with what he is saying and the raps are not without lyrical ability. Some more complicated raps could show an improvement in ability, but Jeezy does not slouch on this album.

The features are good because they are singing to help to broaden the scope of the album. With only two guests they need to help with the level of cohesiveness, which both thankfully do. Maybe somie more rappers to push Jeezy to further greatness but he still does well on these songs.

Overall, this album is great for those who enjoy Jeezy at his most street. This is a fantastic step for Jeezy to keep his profile high.

Sean Price – Songs In The Key Of Price Review

This project is short at only eight tracks but each has a lot of talent and skill put into it. It is a cohesive album that has a lot of replay value.

The production is excellent with a good range of sounds for Sean Price to work with. There are a few different atmospheres as the project progresses which helps each track sound more diverse than the others. A few more tracks with a faster tempo and more bounce could have made some more interesting tracks, but the chosen beats have enough for Sean Price to really shine.

The lyricism is good with some different techniques being explored by Price to keep the lyrics enjoyable. His signiture style helps put his passion into his work so that his rhymes keep the listener engaged. Some more flow variation could have shown a bigger variety of skill, however keeping to what he knows still makes some very good songs.

The features are great and add a lot to the songs they are on. Each of them brings thier talents to thier verse and makes a good contrast to Sean Price while making sure the listener does not forget them. Some guests from further out of his comfort zone may have made a few more memorable moments, but there is no doubt that those selected to be on this album, do a great job on it.

Overall, this project is enjoyable and entertaining while keeping his own identity on it. Sean Price has made a great last project and may he rest in peace.