This project is a show of mediocre grime with some highlighting moments that show they could be bigger names moving forward. Both the main artists show they have some talent but are not focusing it to be the best.
The production is good with plenty of scope for content exploration. A Class provides a lot of good beats for the duo but does not vary the style very much. More diversity in sounds and patterns could have made some more memorable tracks.
The lyricism is not overly present through the project but there are some cases where they pick up the slack and do some nice rhymes. A lot of this is just postering for the rap fans, but there are some lines where they really put the effort in. Some more consistency would help keep people listening.
The feature is a strange choice at only nine tracks as they could use the time to promote them selves. The guest does do a good job but fades away a bit into the mass of Sox and Lil Choopa shouting thier rhymes. Working with some more people could make the artists grow musically.
Overall, this is not a great showing but it will help get thier name out to more listeners. Sox and Lil Choopa both have room for improvement but they can’t quite be classed as beginners.
This is a great album for fans of both trap music and of lyricism. Dave East fuses the two to create an album that treads already worn ground but in creative ways.
The production is good as it gives a lot of room for East to explore content while driving the project forward. The beats are diverse enough for each track to be individual but fit together with the theme of the album. Maybe some more mainstream beats to allow for more mainstream appeal but it would be unseemly for Dave East to sell out to become more famous. It would go against what he says on this album.
The lyricism is great with plenty of techniques peppering every track. Dave puts a lot of effort into his rhymes which shows in the imagery and story telling elements. There are no real issues with what Dave East does on this project and you should expect to see more great things from him in the future.
The features are great and add a lot of cohesiveness to this project. Each brings a lot to the table and shows that Dave East has a lot of very talented friends in Hip Hop circles who all appear to have good chemistry with him. A few more singing guests could make some more interesting moments, but each of the people on this do great work.
Overall, this album is very enjoyable and shows that lyricism is staging a great comback after a while ofdummied down rap. Dave East should continue to crank out music liek this.
This may not be a great project but it shows that while Shy Glizzy is only now entering Hip Hop’s mainstream, he has a lot of potential if he moves away from his formula to slightly less comfortable ground that will appeal to a larger audience.
The production is good on this project, even if it is all a bit similar from track to track. It does come across as a bit overbearing to the vocals in places but in others, compliments Shy and helps him create a stand out track. However this is not true of most of the tracks and a lot of the mixtape can overrule vocals with production.
The lyricism is not great but can be entertaining. on the right songs. Shy is not the most lyrical of rappers and doesn’t seem to mind so much. His raps come across as basic in comparison to some in the rap game today and in this case it may even be most other rappers being more lyrical than Shy.
The features are alright but don’t shine or stand out on any of the tracks. They sound very similar to Shy or have lyrics that don’t add anything to the songs. This creates a poor experience when it comes to Shy working with others and this doesn’t create a good listening experience.
Overall, this is a good introduction to Shy Glizzy for new listeners, but if you have heard him before then this is more of the same and keeps him one dimensional. To grow as an artist, he needs to experiment some more and try to get away from his formula and the rutt he is stuck in when it comes to song making.