This release is a true reflection of how talented Nipsey Hussle is as both an artist and a business man. Victory Lap is a perfect title to fit this as it shows not only the content of the music, but also how Nipsey has progressed in recent times.
The production on this is energetic and impactful. Each beat is full of classic west coast sounds that show that Nipsey is a strong representation of what the modern west coast sounds like. Something further afield then this signature sound might give an indication that Hussle is trying new things, but he knows what works well for him and uses this to pick backings that he is extremely effective over.
The lyricism is great with the delivery helping to boost the impact. The wordplay is fantastic and helps shows why Nipsey Hussle has such a loyal fan base in the first place. Maybe something with more of a story to tell would be interesting, to see how he would handle it, however he is definitely adept at using what made him a household name in the first place.
The features do a great job of adding their voices to the message of the track they are on. Each shows their own skills and passion for music while helping to build on Nipsey’s work on the song. Maybe a few more singers could add another dimension, but the guests all do fine work on this album.
Overall, this is an entertaining release that has plenty of replay value. Nipsey Hussle has had some great success and this should show that it isn’t fleeting.
This is a great project for Nipsey Hussle to keep his momentum going ready for 2017 to be a bigger year than this one has been. He demonstrates his talents and why he is still a prominent figure in the rap game.
The production is good with energy and passion going through all the tracks. There is some similarities between some of the songs, but that can be put down to the west coast flavour that Hussle enjoys using. Some variation would show a more complete ability, but Nipsey is just giving a flavour of what he is capable of to get people ready for upcoming releases.
The lyricism is good with plenty of wordplay to make the rhymes entertaining. Each bar has the signature delivery that helps elevate the raps while the punchy bars land the messages home with ease. Some more experimentation with flow and pace might show a little more willingness to be open to the direction hip hop is going in, but Nipsey shows he knows what he is good at and excels at it.
Overall, it is a shame there isn’t more from Nipsey Hussle on this. The guests help make this cohesive, but doesn; t leave so much room for the main artist to explore thier skills. that being said, this is still a great few tracks to enjoyat any time.
This is a good mixtape for Nipsey Hussle to show his skills are still sharp and he can still make great music. With a range of top mixtapes under his belt, this one only adds to the catalogue.
The production is good with lots of diversity so there is plenty of scope for content. Each beat is entertaining and creates the perfect atmosphere for the message of the song. There are no big problems with the backing selection here, apart from personal taste of the listener of course.
The lyricism is great with Nipsey showing a lot of different techniques as well as impressive delivery. Every song has a message that is clear and made clearer by the wordplay and descriptive ability Hussle displays. Possibly a few more flow changes could have an interesting effect, but Nipsey has a great performance on this project.
The features are good as they help to break up the sound of one voice over the seventeen track project. Each puts in a good effort and helps the project to stay cohesive. Maybe some more singers could balance out the guest side of this mixtape, but all on here are effective.
Overall, this is a great project if your a fan of the west coast as Nipsey Hussle hoists it up on his shoulders and carries through to the modern age. With a few others help, the west coast could beat out the other styles of rap music and be crowned king again.
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.