Trae Tha Truth – Tha Truth Review

This album is what the title describes. All the tracks have truth in them and Trae does a good job putting his passion into the rhymes.

The production is great and gives enough scope for Trae to really explore around his emotions and feelings. There is not too much going on in the background to overpower the artists but they do have enough impact that they aren’t forgotten. Some more higher energy tracks could have balanced it out slightly more, however that would not be in the spirit of the emotional sharing.

The lyricism is good but most of the enjoyment comes from his delivery. His unique tone makes Trae easily discernible to the listener while his rhymes have enough power behind them to sink in and make you think. Some more complex techniques could entice more of an audiance, however that is not the aim of this project. Trae has selected his audiance and plays directly to them.

The features all do a good job of adding more depth to the tracks. They all bring a lot of effort to thier songs and give another opinion on the topic at hand. A couple more singing guests could strengthen the additional dimension, but Trae has selected a good group for this project.

Overall, this album is enjoyable to listen to while also making you think. It is good to see Trae make a full album rather than the stream of features the world has seen from him recently.

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Jeezy – Gangta Party Review

The title of this mixtape describes exactly what you will find when listening to it. There is a track for almost any party scenario and Jeezy excels in this particular area.

The production is excellent and is all exactly what each track needs to stay energized and keep the atmosphere going. All the tracks have a slightly different feel while keeping the party vibe to keep the theme alive. Maybe some songs with a more emotional feel could make a more well rounded project but that is not in the spirit of this project.

The lyricism is good but is not near the best in the rap game. While the rhymes are entertaining and all lend themselves to the energetic party theme, it is not overly complex to bring in that particular audiance. However each track is enjoyable and the simplified rhymes help to get the party factor across.

The features all help with the energy factor. Most of them are up and comers who make trap music so fit in well with what Jeezy is looking to accomplish. This means that they each bring good effort to the track they are on to help make a cohesive project.

Overall, this is a good mixtape if you need something that the title describes. However it is not much good for anything else.

Que – The Sixth Man Review

This is a good project from Que but does still have its downsides. The street level tracks he puts out are great but that seems to be almost all he grinds out.

The production is great for the formula that Que has to make songs, but does not give him much scope to expand on his repertoire. The beats are dark and leave a lot of space for Que to manouvre with his raps. However there is not a great deal of diversity and if Que made a commercial album, he would need to have more songs to cater to a wider audiance.

The lyricism is not complex and comes across as average, but his higher than averag delivery help make them more entertaining. His wordplay is fairly basic with a few tries at making a few bars of a higher level. If he wants to get higher on the Hip Hop ladder, he will need to work on improving his lyricism.

The feature does a good job bringing a level of diversity to the project but does not put in a good verse. While Young Dolph does put some effort into what he writes, it is so plain and generic that it is not enjoyable. He needs to try and move forward instead of stagnating.

Overall, this is an enjoyable listen and can be good background music. However it lacks luster and needed to be morse versatile to attract more people to listen to it. Que has started off well but needs to carry that momentum forward.

Bleu Davinci – Angels And Demons Review

This is an enjoyable listen through and has the finishes of a studio album while catering to a mostly street audiance. Bleu should be congratulated on his ability to make a project this entertaining while keeping his individuality on every track.

The production is excellent and really helps to take this project to the next level. Every beat is smooth and diverse  so that on a full listen through, the listener experiances a lot of different tracks with a lot of different messages. It is possible that the balance could weigh in more emotional tracks but there is no denying that this is a good listen.

The lyricism is good and helps keep the project interesting. Bleu does a good job putting wordplay and other lyrical devices into his work and keeping it up through the whole mixtape. Bleu could have made his lyricism a bit more complex to attract a few more listeners but he does a great job putting the work and effort into every song.

The features are also good and help build on the success Bleu has on each track. All the guests put in a lot of effort on thier verses and come out with great results. Possibly a few more features from further a field and further from Bleu’s comfort zone would make a few more interesting moments, but there is no doubt that this is a good selection of people to be on the project.

Overall, this is a great project for listeners and for Bleu Davinci to enjoy. Everything comes together very well and there is nothing really wrong with it. Some small improvements, but nothing that can be shown as bad.

Problem – OT: Outta Town Review

This is a better than expected project from Problem as he has really started separating himself from the ordinary rappers into a faster lane for himself. If he can continue to move in this direction, then he may become more of a household name than he currently holds.

The production is excellent for the music Problem is providing. The beats are street gritty while still seeming polished and varied enough to cover a lot of ground on content and tempo. At twenty one tracks long, there is a lot fo ground to be covered but the project stays interesting to the end because of the beats involved. It is possible for the beats to be slightly more structured but it can be said that this project is great from a production perspective.

The lyricism is not the most complex but is average combined with excellent delivery to create an enjoyable listen from a rap side of things. Problem does a great job in putting his passion into his rhymes and it comes across as a fantastic performance on every track. Some more complicated wordplay may bring in a wider audiance but Problem does a great job rapping on this mixtape.

The features put in a great effort and come up with some fantastic verses that help keep this mixtape feeling fresh and stopping it getting stale across its twenty one tracks. With some big names on here, it shows that Problem has some connections in Hip Hop and that those connections think that Problem has some potential in the rap game.

Overall, this is a great effort from Problem and an enjoyable listen to. It may be a bit more chilled than some are expecting but it is still energetic and puts Problem in a strong position moving further into the new year.