Yung Lean – Frost God Review

This is a relaxed and chilled out project that doesn’t last very long but gets the job done. Yung Lean makes a slow burner that has some replay value, but is not quite seem finished.

The production is not slow paced and yet makes you want to relax. Each song shares elements, but is individual in its own right. Some more positive quick pace might show another side of Yung Lean, but may not fit in with the title of the project.

The lyricism is more slow paced with some inclination towards singing and autotune, but still with some impact. While it is not the most complicated wordplay out there, it fits well with the beats to keep the chill factor on. Something faster could show a more complete talent, but Yung Lean makes some songs here that shows he can make some good tracks.

The features are a good selection to help booster the songs. Each puts in good effort, showing their own skills while pushing Yung Lean to excel further at his craft. On a longer project, more guests could help keep the momentum going, but there is a good number on this release.

Overall, this is a solid release for Yung Lean and helps to put more relaxed music on the map. Yung Lean should be happy with how this has turned out and look to the future to make a more substantial project.

Juicy J – Blue Dream and Lean 2 Review

This is an enjoyable project if you are the target audience of stoners, If you do not fall in that category however, this may be a repetitive project that may be difficult to hear all the way through.

The production is classic Juicy J and is exactly what you expect to hear on one of his projects. The bass is in heavy use throughout the project and there is no big melodies that play on almost any track. With some more variation and experimentation outside this single track formula, this may have a wider audience.

The lyricism is nothing special as yet another content driven project comes to light. With your typical tracks about drugs, women and money come together, with one offering about the recent shootings of young black men, these songs may have been made by almost anyone. It is Juicy J’s flow and cadence that makes this remotely interesting to listen to.

The features are good, with exception of Project Pat, and put in some good efforts for the most part. Pat is the anomaly because he is so very like Juicy J in the first place that when finding Juicy repetitive, it simply comes across as more of the same. However the rest of the features out in great work and diversify the project to a more enjoyable level.

Overall, this is a good project for stoners to listen to, but if you are looking for something refreshing to listen to, this is not it. Juicy may need to try a new angle or fresh approach if he wants to keep expanding his fan base.