This project shows that veterans can make collaborative projects with more chemistry than a lot of new age rappers. The two featured artists here show not only their own skills, but how their friendship has stood the test of time,
The production on this is great with a few different atmospheres and a song for everyone. With the collection of different content here and variations in pace, the cohesion stays high and makes listening easy. The inclusion of a few acapella offerings shows a more diverse talent too.
The lyricism is clever with the two artists having such different styles that blend together well. Both have some clever lyricism and show how diversified their delivery can be. Krayzie Bone adds an extra edge with his singing ability while Young Noble has the additional dimension from his level of aggression.
Overall, with the only feature giving a speech rather than contributing to a song, this is a great release of throwback music. Both the artists should carry this momentum and continue to show newer rappers how to keep it authentic.
This album is incredible as both MC Eiht and DJ Premier do exactly what they got famous for. Great cuts and killer bars make a wonderful west coast experiance.
The production is truly amazing with DJ Premier bring his substantial talents to the west coast flavour. His impressive use of scratching and samples makes a beautiful canvas for the artists to work over. There are no issues here as the expertise is clear here and makes for a great listen through.
The lyricism is great as MC Eiht weaves a great tapestry of description. His bars do a really great job of expressing his feelings and the development of the west coast sound. Maybe something a little more explosive with his delivery could have brought a little more to the table, but his wordplay goes a very long way.
The features are all great and lend a lot to the nostalgic feel. Each puts in a fantastic verse and helps to stop one voice from becoming boring. There are no issues with the guest selection as they fill the criteria perfectly.
Overall, this is a very enjoyable release and will be an essential for any west coast fans. MC Eiht and DJ Premier have made another quality project for both of their catalogues.