Jake Lambo – Unorthodox 2 Review

This is a good project for Jake Lambo as he gets some big name features and shows that he has improved his ability. It also helps to show he can put a song together.

The production is good without overshadowing Jake’s rhymes. There is a good amount of variation in the beats which helps show how universal Jake’s style is. If he tried to apply a bit more energy into some more tracks, that may lead to a wider audience.

The lyricism is improved from his last project and helps make a more enjoyable mixtape. With the additional lyrical techniques used, Jake shows himself as a growing force. He may not be the mosty elite lyrical rapper, but he is starting to head that way.

The features are good and show that Jake has some good chemistry with others in the industry. With some larger names on this project, Jake does well not to get overshadowed and holds his own. Each of the features puts in a good verse and helps tie the project together a bit more.

Overall, this is an enjoyable listen with some deeper delving into Jake’s personal history and should be a stepping stone on his way to mainstream success. If he gets a hit single, his ability to craft a project would help him keep the fame.

B.o.B Presents – No Genre: The Label Review

This is a very enjoyable mixtape to listen to, but when you break each track down it comes across as very formulaic. Each is very good but when you compare them, they have a lot of similarities that make each track less special.

The production is very good but a whole listen through can be difficult to stomach. While each one is very good on its own, next to the other tracks, all of them have the same run through when it comes to layout. On the other hand, the energy and excitement in the actual beats can make them very entertaining to listen to.

The lyricism is there but is mostly based on multi syllable techniques as a crutch to lean on. The main artists on this project are all in the same vein of rap with only a small amount of differentiation between all of them. If they all had a more stand out flow to help each of them stand out, it would be more of a showcase of their talents.

With only one feature, this was a good move to help make each of the artists on the project stand out more rather than compete against others. It is better for the No Genre Label to simply show what they can do and not compare themselves to the rest of the rap world just yet.

Overall, this is a good project for energizing the listener but it is not for all audiences. No Genre is not specifically true as there is a lot of rap and Hip Hop roots but there are outside influences thrown in to spice up the musical pot.