This EP shows that Lady Shocker can be aggressive and put that aggression into her rhymes. She shows she can play tough and not hold back with her bars.
The production is heavy hitting and energetic to go with Lady Shocker’s style. Each song has an individual feel but with the underlying feel of menace. Maybe a softer track could show another side to Lady Shocker, but would go against the theme of the project.
The lyricism is good with Lady Shocker coming with some real bars to put the fear into her male competitors. She uses a variety of techniques to really increase the impact of what she is saying. Her delivery also helps to boost her rhymes but it could be good to see her being more emotional.
The features are good as they show she can work as part of a squad as well as a solo artist. Each of them works well with Lady Shocker and showcases thier own skills to a wider audiance. Maybe a few more singers could add another dimension to the EP, but with such few tracks, this could have hampered the running theme.
Overall, this EP shows how forward Lady Shocker can be while still being entertaining. Moving forward, Lady Shocker should take this momentum and start expanding her repetoire.
Logic is a fantastic rapper. His rapid flow and multi syllable rhyme schemes help him to craft storylines that engulf the listener and ensnare them into continuing to listen and learn from him. This project shows his story telling abilities and how he can combine and intertwine that story telling into what comes across as a concept album of his life.
The production is good on the album. While not the cutting edge of current Hip Hop production, it fits together with what each track is trying to say and lends a good foundation for Logic then to build on. Some of the production was handled by Logic himself which could explain why he fits so well with the project, he built most of it by himself.
The lyricism is strong and full of imagery as he paints a picture on each track that makes it feel like you are actually experiencing what is being rapped about on the track. His particular style is very Kendrick Lamar-esque and everyone knows how good a lyricist he is. Logic may not be as well known as Kendrick at this point but with some time and more promotion, he may well rival him as the best lyricist of this generation.
With no features, this makes a change to most rap albums these days which are so packed with features that you forget who’s album it even is. This helps to keep the story telling crisp and clean, without being marred by other people getting in the way of Logic’s point of view.
Overall, this is a fantastic album for listeners and for Logic. As his Def Jam debut, it is a great introduction into the main stream music world and a fantastic introduction into a new and possibly more profitable audience. Logic should be proud of this album as it sounds crafted and not just a collection of songs.