A$AP Mob – Cozy Tapes, Vol 1: Friends Review

This project definitely has the cohesive feel that comes with people who are close making music. It is a shame that a lot of the songs are in the same vein, but they are done well.

The production is good and really punctuates the rhymes with the amount of emotions somehow crammed in. Each beat has a lot of similarities, which can often happen with total in house production, but they are all effective in getting the energy across. A few more variations on the beats wouldn’t hurt but all the backings are still very much enjoyable.

The lyricism is entertaining and the different delivery of each Mob member helps keep things fresh as the project plays out. A lot of solid bars are scattered throughout the album, but there is the odd miss step which is quickly covered up with another rhyme. A bit more consistency would make this flow just a little easier.

The features are good with some big names keeping things moving. Each puts in a good verse or uses their signature talents to bring their own flavour to the songs. Some singing could lighten up this project full of deeper tones and noises.

Overall, this project is a good showing of each of the members abilities and how well they work together. It will be interesting to see how they progress with future endeavours.

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Murda Mook – Eazy Doez It Review

There is no doubt that Mook is a great rapper, but this project shows that he may need to work on his song chemistry. The tracks on the project are good but they don’t blend together enough to make a great track. The hooks in particular are not up to standard with his verses. They also feel like they don’t have that passion he has when he is battling on stage. It needs a bit of a pick me up.

The production is good, but it is not great. There is quite a lot of similar sounding beats and there is a lot going on in those beats and the project could use some more diversity. That would allow for a wider scope on what this project could do and how it could be more enjoyable on every listen through.

Lyricism is present on every track, as Mook is well known for. His verses are crafted to a very high standard, due to his battling experience and veteran battling status. His hooks need more work as they sound forced and aren’t fluid with the rest of the song. However the verses far overshadow the hooks as far as impressiveness on this project.

The features are good and definitely help to break up the monotony of the same beat with the same voice. They each add to the overall tone of each track and also lend a sense of growing in Mook’s music career, getting Raekwon or Busta Rhymes on a track gives the impression that Mook is impressing a lot of important musical people.

Overall, this isn’t a great project for Mook as it does not show his complete range of song possibility, but does help to show his lyrical ability and what he is capable of doing over a beat.