CZARFACE & MF Doom – Czarface Meets Metal Face Review

This release is another strong showing from both MF Doom and the members of Czarface. Each shows their own skills while keeping the project cohesive.

The production is amazing with the flavour of the previous Czarface albums still very much front and center throughout the whole album. Each track has a good atmosphere that helps lend itself to the way the project plays through. Maybe something further from the comfort zone might help stop this formula becoming stale in the future, but it is still effective now.

The lyricism is great with a lot clever wordplay and versatility through all the different voices. Each lyricist has their own style that keep the songs feeling fresh. There are no issues with how they perform on this project, but maybe switching up the flows might help push the boundaries a little further.

The features all do a great job of fleshing out this project. The chosen guests all have great talents and fit in very well with the Czarface narrative. maybe some more singers could add another dimension, but this all plays out especially smoothly as it is.

Overall, this is a nice addition to the Czarface catalog and a good showing of skill from MF Doom. Hopefully they continue this relationship and keep making this sort of music.

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Busts Rhymes – The Return Of The Dragon (The Abstract Went On Vacation) Review

This mixtape shows that Busta Rhymes is still making great music that helped raised his profile in the first place. Without Q-Tip to help, he carries more of the burden and excels while doing so.

The production is good as it works well with Busta Rhymes style Each beat has its own feel and atmosphere which helps show the variation that Busta can work with. Maybe a few more slowed down tracks could show a higher level of diversity but the backing selection on this is fantastic overall.

The lyricism is fast paced, rapid fire and full of multi schemes. Busta shows that he has not slowed down over time and keeps his rhymes coming with barely a breath in between bars. A few different techniques could show more growth as an artist, but Rhymes has done a great job keeping his level so high after all these years.

The features all do a good job too as they show thier own skills as well as filling out the project with fresh voices. Each has a good verse which helps keep the entertainment high and keeps the project cohesive. Some singers could have had an interesting effect, but the selection on here is great.

Overall, this project is great fun to listen to and keeps Busta Rhymes in the public light. He shows his talent and shows plans to keep his momentum going.

PRhyme – PRhyme Deluxe Edition Review

This version of the album is great with all the greatness of the first outing with the addition of extra tracks that take nothing away from the original ones. The great chemistry between the duo continues on all four extra songs.

The production is all as great as it was before with the additional tracks only boosting the cohesiveness of the project overall.  The extra songs all still have thier amazing drive and cuts, while the new ones do a really good job of showing that they have even more greatness in the vault. There are no problems with the beat selection on this.

The lyricism is still fantastic with Royce showing his level of consistency on the new tracks. He does not dip for a second and his unique flow help give him the edge over a lot of formulaic rappers out there right now. There are still no problems with what Royce is showing on these tracks.

The features all do a great job fleshing out this album and the extra tracks have the same thing. Each of the guests does a great job of pushing the track onward to further greatness and the comparison to Royce works wonders to boost ability. Some singers could have shown more sides of the duo, but thier selection of people to work with is fantastic.

Overall, this has all the greatness of the original but with the extras on here, it propels it further to stardom. Congratulations on taking something amazing and making it even better.

MED, Blu And Madlib – Bad Neighbor Review

This album is full of great production and plenty of lyrical displays to make a fantastic album. All parties involved in this album should be proud of thier work.

The production is full of noises and sounds that make the beats seem wierd but work very smoothly with the lyrics and performances. Each is individual and there is very little chance of mixing up which track is which. There are no problems with what has been produced here.

The lyricism is relatively fast paced while using a variety of different techniques to make the words interesting. Each of the artists do a good job of mixing different types of wordplay into thier rhymes to make what they are rapping have more impact and creativity. Maybe some changes in performance and delivery could enhance the album slightly but there are definately no gaping holes for improvement.

The features do a good job of giving more depth to the project. The deeper bench brings more flavour and opinions that helps push the main artists to further greatness. Some more guests further from Hip Hop could make a few more exhilarating moments but there are definately no issues with the selection.

Overall, this album is enjoyable to listen to as it is quirky and does not follow the recipe for mainstream success. That being said, it needs people to listen to it for the artists to become better known and receive the recognition they deserve.

Czarface (Inspectah Deck, 7L and Esoteric) – Every Hero Needs A Villan Review

This is a great album filled with comic book references and rhymes that make less able rappers pale. Every member of Czarface does a great job and should be happy with this project.

The production is full of that old school sounds you expect from old batman movies. The inclusion of these older noises help add to the theme and make a cohesive feel. All the beats are diverse and allow a range of content. A few more modern sounding tracks could show that Czarface could still be more diverse, however the selection fits the theme of this project very well.

The lyricism is excellent and all the artists do a great job of showcasing thier talents. Each of them have great verses and incorporate fantastic references within thier rhymes. It is possible that an improvement in thier delivery could help distinguish them from one another, but they all definately have great verses.

The features are good and help build the cohesiveness of the project. They all bring thier own good verses to the album to keep up the high standard. A few singing guests could have added an extra dimension but all of the guests work well together.

Overall, this is a great album to listen to with a few end of track skits and a lot of replay value. All three members should be proud of what they have put together.

NehruvianDOOM – NehruvianDOOM Review

This is a project reminiscent of the late 80s or early 90s of Hip Hop. The ominous backing beats provided by MF DOOM lend a good canvas for Bishop Nehru to project onto. The whole project is quite cohesive but it does feel like there are a lot of in track skits that can sometimes detract from the actual song part.

The lyricism is good and clear on each track. Bishop Nehru excels over the production with his tone and flow. It can sound unengaging, but once you get into it, the tracks are cohesive and on message. He does need to work on his standing out from the beat a bit more but he will grow as an artist overtime as he is only 19.

The production is haunting and ominous as well as enjoyable. The range of instruments seems strange until brought together to help create a good palette for the lyrics to build on. While this is not unheard of in the music world, it is fairly rare so it is a good selection of instruments to use and build on to come out with a more signature style.

Overall, this is a good album for an introduction to both artists and as a small showcase to their skills. Both Bishop Nehru and MF DOOM will become more well known as their careers continue, especially if they continue to make music like this.