If this EP doesn’t kill some of the rumours flying around about P Money, it is because people do not want to see facts. This has some great songs on it, which can be repetitive in a row but makes it very clear how P Money feels about his current beef.
The production is aggressive with a lot of techno sounds to punctuate the message. Each beat has a slightly different flavour to help to give a new angle on the situation each time. The aim of this is to be in yoru face, which the beats here accomplish with ease.
The lyricism is smart with some focus on wordplay and others on imploring that he is spitting the truth. The rhymes are clever without losing emphasis on how real his point is in every bar. He gets his message across without having to change his delivery to try and make it work.
Overall, this is a great EP for showing that P Money will stand his ground against any accusation against him. Now with this chapter hopefully closed, he can go back to making great albums.
This is a fun release from P Money because despite some of the more emotional content, the way it is crafted keeps plenty of momentum going. P does well to have such diverse content in these conditions.
The production is much more electronic than other releases but helps to show that P Money is willing to try new things and explore the world of music more. Each is individual and yet cohesive to the others so that a full listen through doesn’t become work. The experiment with these kinds of beats have worked well and it will be interesting how P develops further in the future.
The lyricism is good with a strong delivery helping to bolster the performance. Solid wordplay as well as variation of flows helps make this entertaining as well as allowing the rhymes to land home hard. This is a great showing by P Money as he should continue to develop as an artist and put out music like this, but maybe a little less repetition in the hooks.
The features are good too as they have some strong performances as well as Money bringing up some newer talent too. Each showcases their own abilities and helps to make this the cohesive project that it is. Possibly a little more singing could help but this is still a great selection.
Overal, this is a fun and enigmatic album that should have some serious success. P Money should get more attention from audiences with this release.
This album is full of high energy music without it all being aimed at clubs. There are also a few touches of a softer side that are rarely heard from Meek Mill that really help pull the project together.
The production is all excellent as it reflects what Meek Mill’s actual attitude on the song is. There is a lot of higher tempo beats that help the project keep rolling and there are also a good mixture of atmosphere to enhance the message of each song. Maybe a few more backings with more of an old school feel would show more of a complete challenge for Mill, but he has made a good selection of beats on this album.
The lyricism is good, although is not the most complicated. He utilises a lot of different techniques to really embelish each track and really improve the imagery. With his delivery showing that he will not be left in the background, it is really quite upsetting when he uses so much autotune throughout the album. Less autotune could help Mill keep his core audiance, however when he is using his raw talent, the tracks are great.
The features are great and help build the project up with a huge amount of working chemistry. They all bring good verses or hooks and help bring more diversity that the project needs to help it reach that next level. A few more singing guests could have helped bring the level of autotune down on the project.
Overall, this is an enjoyable project that unfortunately has a few down moments. For the most part, a lot of Hip Hop listeners can get into.
This project relies heavily on production for its greatness, but P Money does a good job keeping it interesting. It is a shame that at twenty tracks long, that there is so much similarity between the tracks.
The production is excellent and really helps to build this project up to another level. All the beats are so grimy that they could not be confused for anything else. There are a lot of unusual sounds and noises that are used effectively to make the tracks interesting. Maybe a bit more variation between the backings would give this project some more replay ability, however there are no big issues with the selection here.
The lyricism is good but not as good as it could be. A lot of the performance on this album is from delivery and while the wordplay here does help, it is not the main focus. That is not to say that there is not enjoyable wordplay within the project, it is just not as noticable as it could be.
The features are alright but they don’t shine as much as P Money does. Each of them does try hard and has thier own unique approach to thier rhymes and thier own vocal tones as well. The problem is that P Money is on another level and sghows the weaknesses in the guests verses.
Overall, this is an enjoyable album for a while and then it falls into the repetitive catagory until the end, where there is a small saving grace. P Money has crafted an album that is entertaining, but could take some work.
This is an album intended to provoke thought and, to an extent, it does. However it lacks the energy to really make the songs stick and make the messages stay with the listener.
The production is good as individual tracks and all have the right tone for the messages. Each has an atmosphere that helps the impact of the messages when listneing to it. However they lack luster and do not have a lot ofreplay ability.
The lyricism is great and shows amazing creativity from King Los. His rhymes paint vivid pictures of what he is describing that unfortunately fade away as a new picture takes its place. Maybe changing up the content to less conscious naterial could help Los make tracks people will want to replay.
The features all add an extra dimension to the project as they are mostly singing which reflects well with King Los’ rap style. All the guests bring good verses that build each track up and help increase how cohesive the tracks are. A few more features that would push Los lyrically could be good, but these are all good choices.
Overall, this is an enjoyable album for the emotional listener who wants to hear of darker, thought provoking topics. However if you want something lighter, this may not be for you.
This is exactly how it is expected to be. A variety of songs about generic content that somehow comes across as having a new approach and even some humour involved. This is an interesting listen where Young Money Yawn only falls to generic music in patches.
The production is good on this project and has quite a raw feeling, but this can make the mixtape feel unfinished and not quite wrapped up. While the beats do reflect the message of each song, that only works up to a certain point and with these tracks it detracts from the atmosphere. While this project is supposed to sound rugged, the production is headed in the right direction but hasn’t reached its destination.
The lyricism is good and helps show that Young Money Yawn could have a future in rap music. While it is not overly complicated, it is accessible to most, if not all, listeners. This helps everyone enjoy the music and help listeners remember that Young Money Yawn can write great verses.
The features all add something to the tracks they are on and help show the connections that Young Money Yawn has in the music industry. From established artists to up and comers, all help show how Young Money Yawn is moving forward and reaching out to others for assistance.
Overall, this is an enjoyable listen that shows that Young Money Yawn is moving forward in his Hip Hop career. However he may need to be a bit more careful with his selection of beats if he wants to make anything radio ready.
This is a good project but could do with less auto tune based hooks to help showcase the actual rap side of things. The verses and features are all good but with the level of auto tune being used much higher than other Hip Hop projects, it holds this back and shows that this collective might not be able to make a good rap hook.
The production is excellent and flows well through the project. The beats are catchy while also letting the artists have space to rap and be heard clearly over them. However they ca become repetitive through the project unless your really focusing on the lyrics to hear the changes, but there is enough differentiation to know when the track changes.
The lyricism is there but is not used by everyone consistently throughout the project. While some of it is cleverly written, there are also parts that are pure streets and are based on delivery to make them come across as good bars. If there was more lyrical consistency through the project, it may be a more enjoyable listen.
The features all deliver good verses that keep the recurring artists on their toes, trying to compete for the better rap. Each feature may not be totally unique, with sharing another rappers style, but they are all enjoyable. With some lyrical improvement to help improve the amount of wordplay usage, the features could go from god to great.
Overall, this is a good project that is very enjoyable to listen to but may not be for the lyrical audiences. It has some great moments as well as bad but doesn’t vary enough to be the complete package for Hip Hop listeners.
This is another good mixtape from another great up and comer. Nipsey Hussle has spent the last year learning from his “Crenshaw” release and has put together another project with the same amount of promise.
The production is good and provide a good canvas for Nipsey to rap over, but it could do with more ups and downs. While the beats are good it is mostly of one tone and can become dull. If it switched up during the play through, it would make each song more enticing to listen to. However they are still enjoyable songs.
The lyricism is good and is present on every track. Nipsey demonstrates a good understanding of the formula to make a successful song and uses a lot of rap techniques for his words to be appealing to the Hip Hop audience who enjoy wordplay. The main issue is Nipsey’s inability to change up his own flow. With some pitch or tempo changes he would be a great rapper instead of a good rapper.
The features are great and bring a lot to the project. With the production being on mostly the same tone and Nipsey using the same pitch in his rapping, a new voice on a track is very refreshing. Each puts in a good verse and, with the extra diversity they bring to the tracklisting, it makes a very enjoyable listen.
Overall, this is a very enjoyable listen and another good project to add to Nipsey’s catalogue. With some slight variation out of Nipsey’s comfort zone would turn this from a good mixtape to a great one.
This is a fantastic project. It shows a lot of emotional depth as well as moments of fun and is all very cohesive. It is a very well layed out album. The only thing that could be seen as a blessing, in terms of bringing diversity to the album, or a curse in the sense that it detracts from the talent of the lead artist.
The lyricism is fantastic. It is poured on every track and is very good at helping to keep the listener interested in what the artists have to say. This is especially helpful since the album has tendencies to lean on heavy emotions to make powerful tracks. Game is especially adept at the lyricism but even the features have the ability to be lyrical, maybe not to the extent of Game but definitely somewhat.
The production is amazing. As a protégé of Dr Dre, production is very important to Game and he shows it in this near perfect choice of beats. It creates a very personal atmosphere with all its emotional talk and the backing rises and falls with how the listener should be feeling.
The features are many and but do add something to the LP. While Game can sometimes be lost in the sea of other voices, they are good for adding other opinions and reinforcement to the tracks they are featured on. Most of the others on this album are featured several times on different tracks which helps to show how they are good for more than one type of song, helping to build up Game’s imprint.
Overall, this is a great album for all fans of Hip Hop. It has most, if not all, elements of a great rap album and if this is the direction Game is headed in, his next album is going to be even closer to perfect.