Snoop Dogg – Neva Left Review

This project is way back classic Snoop. Everything about this is West Coast magic that shows that the title is totally correct and that Snoop is still a force to be reckoned with.

The production is great with plenty of scope for the content. Each beat is individual but with plenty of West Coast flavour to take it back to those old days. With the goal in mind to show that Snoop never left his roots, there are no issues with this release.

The lyricism is even more classic Snoop with his legendary flow lifting this to new heights. His rhymes might not be the most complex, but they have passion and a unique delivery to help increase the entertainment value. There are no issues with the performance from Snoop on this.

The features are amazing and help keep the West Coast flavour alive. Each puts in a good effort and shows their own skills, while having great chemistry with the main artist. The selection make the perfect atmosphere and could not be improved in any major fashion.

Overall, this is an enjoyable and entertaining mix of currant talent and old school feels that makes a great album. Snoop Dogg should be happy and proud of what he has put out here.

K Camp – K.I.S.S 3 Review

This mixtape is great for a slower, personnal listen which is where K Camp excels. He creates some great tracks here that all follow a base formula.

The production is refined and fairly simple and yet is very effective when K Camp is both rapping and crooning over them. The beats don’t use many sounds or effects but leaves plenty of scope for K Camp to explore his song making abilities. Some more energized tracks could show a more complete project creating ability, but K Camp knows where he does his best work and stays right in that comfort zone.

The lyricism is not overly complex but K Camp relies on his ability to rap and sing to Mae these tracks work. His delivery is paramount and his versatility is what makes him valuable on any song. Maybe some more complicated rhymes could show he can do more than sing hooks over simple raps but that is not to say he is not effective.

The features all help to flesh out the tracks with enjoyable verses. They all do a good job while giving a point of comparison to K Camp and showing how good each artist actually is. Some more variation in guests could show a wider reach of influence for K Camp but the selection here is good for only nine tracks.

Overall, this mixtape is a small showing of what K Camp is capable of. His future project as should take this work and expand on it to help make K Camp a more balanced artist.

Curren$y – Canal Street Confidential Review

This album is full of smooth beats with Curren$y being even smoother over the top. There is a lot of replay ability in these songs as well as kick back music.

The production is easy listening with some more classic sounds to give this more of a lasting feel. The beats all sound individual so while the whole album has the ability to play right thorugh, you can select tracks out of it as well. Maybe some more different types of backing could show a greater range of talent, but Creen$y has selected well on this project.

The lyricism is good from Curren$y who shows he is a skilled lyricist. He uses a lot of different techniques  to really get the imagery and wordplay into his rhymes. Some attempt to vary his delivery could add another angle to his performance but Curren$y does a good job.

The features all contribute to how well this project plays. Each of the guests do very well on thier verses and help show that Curren$y can work well together with others. A couple more singers could give the project more of a balance but Curren$y has slected a great set of features for this project.

Overall, this project is great for Curren$y as it shows his skill while being good for Hip Hop as it strays away form the general formula. May his next project be as unique as this.

T-Pain – The Iron Way Review

This is a very enjoyable listen and while the use of autotune is frowned upon by portions of the Hip Hop community, T-Pain uses this opportunity to show that he is the best at using it and can use it well. There is a lot of energy in these songs and it is mostly down to autotune.

The production is excellent and combined with the autotune delivery makes for some very energetic, club ready tracks. There are a lot of interesting noises and sounds used to create beats that are rarer than others and stand out much re from the crowd. While it would be out of his nature, some more slowed down beats may help T-Pain make more of a connection to the listener.

The lyricism is better than expected. T-Pain includes a lot of different rap techniques through out the mixtape and it really shows that he is moving forward still in his career. It is clearer when he isn’t using autotune but it is all peppered through the entire project and helps build up the experiance.

The features are also excellent and all contribute to this being a good mixtape. All the guests put in good effort and channel thier passion for music into thier contributions. Some features a bit further out of his comfort zone may make a couple of interesting moments but this selection make great listening.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable listen and there is a song on there for everyone. T-Pain makes some great songs and should be commended on his efforts.

Problem – OT: Outta Town Review

This is a better than expected project from Problem as he has really started separating himself from the ordinary rappers into a faster lane for himself. If he can continue to move in this direction, then he may become more of a household name than he currently holds.

The production is excellent for the music Problem is providing. The beats are street gritty while still seeming polished and varied enough to cover a lot of ground on content and tempo. At twenty one tracks long, there is a lot fo ground to be covered but the project stays interesting to the end because of the beats involved. It is possible for the beats to be slightly more structured but it can be said that this project is great from a production perspective.

The lyricism is not the most complex but is average combined with excellent delivery to create an enjoyable listen from a rap side of things. Problem does a great job in putting his passion into his rhymes and it comes across as a fantastic performance on every track. Some more complicated wordplay may bring in a wider audiance but Problem does a great job rapping on this mixtape.

The features put in a great effort and come up with some fantastic verses that help keep this mixtape feeling fresh and stopping it getting stale across its twenty one tracks. With some big names on here, it shows that Problem has some connections in Hip Hop and that those connections think that Problem has some potential in the rap game.

Overall, this is a great effort from Problem and an enjoyable listen to. It may be a bit more chilled than some are expecting but it is still energetic and puts Problem in a strong position moving further into the new year.

Prospectt – The Theory EP Review

This is a good project by Prospectt and listeners should expect great things from him in years to come. A few more emotions thrown in may open it up a bit more but this is a pretty well rounded project.

The production is excellent and really lets Prospectt do what he does in a way that showcases his talents. The uptempo nature of the majority of it helps with rapid fire delivery and helps put additional energy into the project. A few slow tracks would show a more polished project but this is a great listen.

The lyricism is also excellent. While some of it may not be the most complex of wordplay, there is some very well crafted rhymes in this project that work well with the punches and imagery. If he threw some more emotions in, it may be a more complete project, but this is fantastic to listen to.

The features are also good on this project. They each add a good effort to their track and show that Prospectt can work well with others. While they may not be the biggest names in Hip Hop, they are no slouches and should be recognised for their work in rap music.

Overall this is a fantastic project to listen to and a fantastic effort from Prospectt. With a bit more opening up about himself personally and a couple of slowed down tracks, he could make a fantastic album and be a great rapper.

K Camp – One Way Review

This is a good showcase of how K Camp can use his talents to make generic content songs a bit more exciting. With his ability to add some singing, or at least a close substitute to, into the mix helps make a more interesting listen.

The production is good and is a good mixture of important features for a good listen. The beats are interesting enough to listen to , but also have spots where K Camp really stands out and can be heard. It makes for a more enjoyable listen and a good base for K Camp to build on.

The lyricism is there but is not a prominent point on the project. While there is some impressive wordplay the more important things are the combo of singing and rapping to make the generic content seem fresh and revitalised. K Camp’s performance and delivery on this is impressive but if some more wordplay were to be involved, the project would be improved somewhat.

The features on this project are also good and help K Camp improve his chemistry with others on the tracks. Each helps to contrast what K Camp brings to the table as well as shows the skills each of the features themselves has to offer.

Overall, this is an enjoyable listen and a good point for K Camp in his career. With his blend of deliveries and his ability to sound different from the rest of his rap generation, he should become more of a figure in Hip Hop than he is now.