This mixtape is simply more of the same from Project Pat, but with more skits about how gangsta he is and how to be a real gangsta. Project Pat is in a rut that a core audiance seems to enjoy.
The production is alright but is not groundbreaking or unique. The beats all have very similar elements that makes a lot of the songs sound very similar. More backings that are outside of Pat’s obvious comfort zone would show that he is growing as an artist, however he seems happy to do the same things over and over again.
The lyricism is not complex but it is somewhat effective. While it is simple, Pat uses it to get his point across well, even if it is all in his delivery. Maybe a touch more complexity could bring in more of an audiance, however Pat seems to know where he stands and is set in his place.
The features are good, but are very set in thier ways and are very similar to Project Pat. While each puts in good effort and has a good verse, it is not enough to diversify themselves from Pat and stand out. SOme more features with more unique delivery or better wordplay would have been better.
Overall, if you enjoy the music Project Pat has already made, then this is more of the same to add to your collection. If not, stay away from this.
This is a better project than Cy Hi has put out in a while but it remains somewhat unfocused. Switching between songs about making money for yourself and helping others by contributing leads to a contradictory message for the project overall.
The production is good as it gives plenty of room for Cy Hi to manoeuvre around while not remaining boring. There are moments of strangeness where the beat falls much more into the background as the noises used can be grinding to the brain, but others are smooth and help put a bandage over the bad.
The lyricism is improving all the time and Cy Hi is definitely on the up when it comes to rap techniques. He has started incorporating more schemes and wordplay into his style which helps to build a wider fan base. However his flow seems rigid and is the same on every track. If he tried to change it up, it could lead to a more enjoyable listen.
With only one feature, this is a good opportunity for Cy Hi to showcase his particular skills and abilities. The feature does put in good effort and helps show that Cy Hi can work with others, and work well.
Overall, this is a very good project for Cy Hi to show how his lyrical skills have grown. However his rigid performance and delivery can let down the project overall.
This is a good nineties themed project that takes the listener back to those times through good atmosphere, production sound and the fact that Fabolous raps on the album now as he would have back then. He brings his experiences and emotions into this project to make it very relatable for the audience.
The production is good and is a total retro experience that helps lend itself to the old Fabolous rap as well as the theme of the album. There are a lot of sounds and patterns used in the nineties that are present on this album and it is very refreshing to hear music that sounds like it was created and lost in the nineties and then brought to light this year.
The lyricism is great and nothing less than we expect from as accomplished a lyricist as Fabolous. With the emotional content and energy on this album, Fabolous does well to bring the level of imagery and engross the audience in the message from the tracks. From a lyrical point of view, this album is top notch.
The features are good, but aren’t necessarily fitting in from the nineties era of Rap. The likes of Rich Homie Quan and French Montana are not names that spring to mind when you think of rap stars of the nineties. It would have been better to see some higher ranking nineties rappers in the mix to help build on the theme.
Overall, this is a great project for Fabolous and for lovers of the nineties era. It has everything that appealed to lovers of nineties rap and may help show how great of a time for rap it was to newer listeners.
This is a generic sounding project that dies not live up to Project Pat’s potential. The large majority of it is repetitive and simply forgettable with a few exceptions. Even the features make Pat look average. This is not the project that shows Pat in his best light.
The production is mediocre to start but does improve towards the end of the mixtape. It feels weak at the beginning with Pat’s aggressive delivery far overshadowing the beats. However as the project plays through the production builds in strength and helps to improve the tracks overall. By the end the production is slightly above average production but still not great.
The lyricism is poor but Pat’s delivery helps make it more entertaining. There is a lot of repetition and some basic wordplay but nothing that might interest fans of pure Hip Hop lyricism. Pat sticks to what he knows with content, style and even some of the features but his lyricism needs some work if he wants to expand his audience.
The features are good, but show that Project Pat isn’t as good a performer as he thinks. The other features outshine Pat and make him look average or worse. Juicy J especially makes him look worse because his style is so similar to Pat’s own but he does it much better. This is not a good look for Pat.
Overall, if your a fan of Pat’s previous work, you might enjoy this. However if your looking for something classic and timeless to listen to, this may not be the choice your looking for. If Pat wants to appeal to a wider audience, he needs to change a lot of things.