This project is a bit of a rehash of previous work, but MGK approaches in enough new ways with fresh energy to make new tracks. There are some that seem very similar but there are just enough differences to make it passable.
The production is heavily rock based with HipHop elements thrown in. This causes a lot of great backing moments and a fresh influence for rap to come back to. Rock has always had a part in Hip Hop, but has always been hit and miss. MGK does make a good job with the beats, but may want to look for other influences in the future.
The lyricism is fast paced and hard hitting with a lot of emotional content. MGK really packs the rhymes with passion and meaning while using a variety of techniques to add impact. He may want to look at exploring new areas however as he tends to lean on the same things to rap about.
The features are good as they break up the verbel punching from MGK while allowing others to show thier skill. Each puts in a lot of effort and helps to increase the cohesiveness of the project. However some more rappers to push MGK to new hieghts would be welcome.
Overall, this is an enjoyable album if you enjoy emotional and sometimes painful journeys through another mans mind. MGK has explored his deeper self and may want to start looking elsewhere.