This album is great for people who have been following Verb T’s career but it does not do a great deal to entice new listeners. The content is personnal to Verb a lot of the time so unless you know a bit about him already, you could be at a slight loss.
The production is handled by Illinformed and he skillfully keeps up his signiture sound while giving Verb T plenty of oppertunity to showcase his skills. There is a slight haunting atmosphere in the tracks as well as a sort of dark energy. For this project it works well, but More variety could lead to a more interesting listen through.
The lyricism is good and makes some really great moments. However some of Verb T’s delivery can become stale, despite his passion backing it. If he varied his tone a bit more, his rhymes may sink harder into the listener. On the other hand, he does use some intricate wordplay as well as some other devices that show he is still effective at his craft.
The features work well with Verb T and efficiently with Illinformed beats. Each puts in good effort and compliments Verb T’s style well. A few guests outside of his comfort zone could make some more interesting tracks, however the ones here do a fantastic job.
Overall, this is an enjoyable album that shows Verb T can stand alone as with his group members, The Four Owls. This is a good step for both him and for Illinformed, to get thier names out there to the people.
This album is enjoyable if you were wanting to listen to people Method Man wants you to hear. However Method man gets a touch lost in the sea of other voices.
The production is good and allows for plenty of room for the artists to manouvre. There are a range of sounds as well as a variety of atmospheres to allow for a fair amount of content. However the changes in content topic are few and more diversity could have led to more interesting tracks, but Method Man still makes some interesting songs.
The lyricism is good and really adds to the enjoyment of the album. Method Man uses his unique vocal tones with his delivery and wordplay to make some really good performances that add a lot to the tracks. However his overload of features pushes Method Man into a crowded frame instead of making him standout. He does make his verses count making them far above average.
The features crowd this project out and make the listener lose focus from Method Man on his own project. While each of them do a good job making thier tracks entertaining, they are not top class rappers as Method Man is. They still do a good job, but there are too many.
Overall, this is a good project that has a high entertainment value. Method Man needs to put himself forward more if he wants to call it his own project.
This is an enjoyable album with a good balance of emotion to party. Nino Man does a great job showing a softer side while keeping the tougher street one.
The production is good and works well with Nino’s style of rap. There is a good mixture of older and modern beats with a blend of high and low tempo. There are no real problems with beat selection here. Nino has done well here.
The lyricism is good and helps to make each song more entertaining. There are moments of greatness but also some more average moments that don’t reflect how talented Nino is. Maybe a few more technical aspects could be added more frequently, but if he continues like this, Nino will be a top lyricist.
The features are good and show that Nino has some Hip Hop power on his side. Each brings a good verse and really ups the star quality of the mixtape. Maybe more features could have made some more interesting tracks, however the chance to showcase his own ability was a solid choice.
Overall, this is a good project for any listener of Hip Hop. If he can build up off of what he has done with this, Nino Man could have a very fruitful career in rap.
This is a good project from Que but does still have its downsides. The street level tracks he puts out are great but that seems to be almost all he grinds out.
The production is great for the formula that Que has to make songs, but does not give him much scope to expand on his repertoire. The beats are dark and leave a lot of space for Que to manouvre with his raps. However there is not a great deal of diversity and if Que made a commercial album, he would need to have more songs to cater to a wider audiance.
The lyricism is not complex and comes across as average, but his higher than averag delivery help make them more entertaining. His wordplay is fairly basic with a few tries at making a few bars of a higher level. If he wants to get higher on the Hip Hop ladder, he will need to work on improving his lyricism.
The feature does a good job bringing a level of diversity to the project but does not put in a good verse. While Young Dolph does put some effort into what he writes, it is so plain and generic that it is not enjoyable. He needs to try and move forward instead of stagnating.
Overall, this is an enjoyable listen and can be good background music. However it lacks luster and needed to be morse versatile to attract more people to listen to it. Que has started off well but needs to carry that momentum forward.