This is an entertaining mixtape that has some replay ability but won’t be breaking any records. Lil Uzi Vert makes these tracks work together and helps keep things enjoyable.
The production is good with a lot of energy and positiveness going through the whole project. Each track is individual without running into the next one, but is cohesive enough so it isn’t a stop start listen through. Maybe some more diversity could make a more balanced mixtape but the theme of this project helps tie it all together.
The lyricism is good but not fantastic. Lil Uzi Vert relies on his delivery for a portion of the entertainment and while this is important, a few more technical attempts would help push this towards greatness. The rhymes are definitely still entertaining for the listener.
The features are good and help vary the project more. Each puts in a good effort and helps to flesh out the tracks they are on. Maybe some more singers could help bring in a wider audience with more crossover value but the guests on this do a great job.
Overall, this is great for people who want more connecting music between the new and older ages of Hip Hop, but there is still a long way to go and a few more technical skills to be polished. Lil Uzi Vert has made his name known and now needs to push himself to show he is better than others.
This is a nice kickback and listen album. Its full of energetic and yet relatively relaxing music that make it easy to have as background music but that does mean that it isn’t the most capturing of music. while you may be sucked in to one or two tracks, most of it is still good but not enticing.
The production is smooth and very easy going. The beats sound like palm trees turned into music and it works very well when combined with Marcelo’s flow. They have a degree of diversity to have a chance for Marcelo to tell the sadder parts of his story, but it stays mostly in the bouncy section of Hip Hop production.
The lyricism is there, but is a bit feeble when compared to other rappers. It is more advanced than most beat heavy club tracks but less than songs with softer beats and more complex lyricism. If you can put up with waiting for the lyricism to come through, then there are some moments of glory, but it is mostly straight forward and simplistic.
The features are good but don’t add a lot to the mixtape. They shake up the monotony of Mr Marcelo but don’t add extra depth or more complex lyricism to any of the tracks. This doesn’t mean they aren’t good, but it does show that Marcelo may need to look for different features on future projects.
Overall, this is a good mixtape if your only sort of listening to it. While listening intently to it can be enjoyable, it is at its best as background music which is unfortunate for Mr Marcelo as it may not reflect his true ability.