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.

Rick Ross – Hood Billionaire Review

This is not a good album. Each track is boring and only gets anyone’s attention by repetition of boring choruses that get stuck in the listeners head. The tracks are all very similar with generic content and it does not make for a good listen.

The production is heavy going and reverberate deep into the brain without being stimulating or enjoyable. All the tracks follow the same formula and if it wasn’t for Rick Ross shouting over the top of it, it wouldn’t twig anyone’s attention. In fact, it may be avoided in such high doses.

The lyricism is terrible. While Ross has the ability to rap, he does a terrible job at attracting any Hip Hop audience that may want to hear lyricism. That being said, he can paint a picture but these moments are far apart on the project and cant make up for the short falls.

The features don’t fit well with the project, the exception being Big K.R.I.T. Whatever track they feature on, they blend too much into the backing beat and Rick Ross’ own style. Big K.R.I.T should be praised for maintaining his individuality so well on his feature, sounding different and bringing a very refreshing relief to the whole project.

Overall, this album has a lot of areas of improvement and to say you enjoyed the whole project means you enjoy only type of song and you like to hear it over and over. Rick Ross has a lot to prove if he wants to stay eve close to Hip Hop elites.