Gunplay – Living Legend Review

This album has some good moments but a delivery that can become style with content that most rappers have explored can bring any project down. Gunplay has some high points, but needs to keep them rolling throughout the tracklist.

The production is good and is smooth to listen to. There are no bad points but there are some great ones that allow Gunplay to step up and show what he can do. A few beats that have a slightly more old school sound could show that Gunplay could be appealing across the generations, however he does show that he does well in this modern era.

The lyricism is good while not pushing the boundry of the mid tier. Gunplay does a good job upping his lyrical repetoire and adding more techniques on more tracks. However he still puts it across as above average rather than going into the elite catagory. A bit more in the way of frequency and complexity could improve the album, but Gunplay has done well to improve it this much.

The features do a great job of fleshing out the project further. Each brings in a good verse while pushing Gunplay to try harder. A singing guest or two could have been a nice addition to the set, however these people have done well to craft this.

Overall, this is an enjoyable album that shows growth for Gunplay and his prospects in the rap game. If he can continue on this path, he will have a long lasting career.

Large Professor – Re: Living Review

This album has a more slowed down feel than a lot of rap albums that are coming out recently and it gives much more time to actually listen to what he is saying. Large Professor has crafted an album that could fit into several eras of Hip Hop which is very refreshing to hear.

The production is excellent and gives the Large Professor plenty of scope for content. Each beat is individual and while the songs dont run into each other, it is not a solid block between them. A few more modern age beats could show that Large Professor is trying to appeal to a new generation, but this music is still very appealing to all demographics.

The lyricism is good but not as enticing as it could have been. There is some great similies and some good wordplay but he mostly relies on his messages to carry each track. As long as he has been doing this, he may want to try and up the complexity of his rhymes to keep it interesting.

The features are good as they are diverse enough from Large Professor to keep it interesting, but not so different that they sound out of place. Each puts in good effort to thier verses which helps the project stay cohesive. A few more features that push Large Professor to new areas of Hip Hop, but he has definately put together some good guests on this.

Overall, this is a throwback project that speaks to a lot of different audiances in the rap game. Large Professor does a great job keeping his message on point and crafting a project good enough so that people don’t forget him.

Serius Jones – Living Legend Review

While this is not a standout project in the music industry, with only a few standout tracks, it isn’t a bad project. It is a solid showcase of What Serius does and how he does it.

His lyricism is not as prominent as it is in his battles but he still brings his game to the tracks. His distinctive tone of voice and arrogant attitude shine through to create a good on track persona.

The production is a bit inconsistent but is individual on each track. It sounds a bit raw and unrefined but fits with what Serius is doing on the track so the project blends quite well.

Overall this is definitely worth a go or two, but it leaves much to be desired. There is room for improvement but it isn’t a bad project. It is a good basis to build a name but Serius supposedly already has a name through battling and therefor this project does not reflect his true talents.