This release shows that Fredo knows a little about how to rap and that he can make one song relatively well. However he does not show a complete ability or a balanced project with this.
The production is all trap based with a lot of energy and a lot happening in the background. While this is what Fredo is trying to show here, some diversity goes a long way when done with cohesion, instead of making the same song in different ways. Something softer would show help show the main artist as more of a human being instead of just a drug dealing bad guy.
The lyricism isn’t bad, but the delivery gets boring after a few tracks. Fredo utilises the shout rap style, but without attempting to change his flow or tempo enough to make it effective. The wordplay is good in places but a lot of the entertainment is based on how he puts the word across. Fredo may want to look at changing something every now and again to keep the songs fresh.
The features are good as they help break up the monotony that is Fredo. Each puts in good effort for thier own part to show what they are capable and are one of the only variables on this album that is different from song to song. Maybe trying to vary it a little to include people further from his own group would show he fits well with the rest of the UK rap scene, but the selection on here brings a lot to the release.
Overall, Fredo needs to look at his formula and try to tweak it to appeal to a wider audience. He may rap about how much money he has, but to survive in this industry, he may want to move into more universal content.
This album has a lot of energy and more lyricism than expected but falls flat on repetition. While the songs can be enjoyed, the formula is very simple on each one with little substance.
The production is great and works well to make the almost party atmosphere throughtout the project. Each song has similar backings but are diverse enough so that the tracks don’t sound the same. Some more beats that aren’t so trap based could show more of a balanced ability, however Migos have played with thier strengths and come out on top.
The lyricism is better than expected. The trap nature of this album means that the above average wordplay is even more impressive. If the chorus’ weren’t so repetitive this album would have even more impact, but Migos has stuck with what they know to make energetic songs.
The features are good and do add slightly more to this project. Each brings more voices ot the record but they do not do enough differently to Offset, Takeoff and Quavo to really stand out. More features that do not do the same sort of things as the main artists would add more to the project.
Overall, this is an enjoyable project that many will enjoy a few times, but it does not have any longevity as it can be so repetitive. Migos may want to loo into writing a hook that is more than one repeated line.
This is an enjoyable mixtape but falls to a far too common flaw. Once you have heard one of the songs, it seems like you have heard a lot of the songs. A touch more variation wouldn’t go amiss.
The production is excellent and lends a good atmosphere to the track. The beats all run smoothly together and reflect the meanings of each song well. However, as the songs are so similar, some diversity would go a fair distance in making a more universal project.
The lyricism is alright but is nothing spectacular. The reliance on delivery and performance works well on the type of track the artists are making. On the other hand, some more lyrical acrobatics could make some tracks that would appeL to a wider audiance.
The features are alright but are very similar to the main artists when it comes to style. Each guest puts in good effort and has an alright verse that can bring a touch more cohesiveness to the project. Unfortunately, due to the stylistic similarities, thier performance can fade into the background as they can sound like the main artists themselves.
Overall, this is an entertaining mixtape that can showcase all the artists talent, but they could use a wider variety of content and backing. The next project from Rich The Kid or Migos should look to appeal to a wider audiance.
There is nothing in this project to suggest that YGG Tay is going to be a hit in Hip Hop. He simply comes across as another dealer thinking he can rap, or a wannabe drug dealer with the same thoughts. He needs to show he is superior to the rest of the wannabes to be considered a threat in the rap game.
The production is alright but with no groundbreaking areas that really impress. There are a lot of generic trap beats that are entertaining simply because of the energy involved in them but there is nothing particularly special about them. There are no signature sounds involved by any particularly adept producer which leaves this project lacking luster.
The lyricism is barely perceptible over the poor delivery. There are some lyrical techniques used to make it slightly more appealing but Tay needs to bring up his delivery so that the bars are harder hitting and any clever lyrics involved actually land harder than they currently do.
The features are alright but are in the same vein as YGG Tay which only leaves a different voice with the same type of rap. This is unfortunate as the features only show that there are others out there like YGG Tay and not that Tay is better than them. If Tay wants to improve, he needs other rappers to compete against for best on the tracks.
Overall, this is a poor project to show what YGG Tay is capable of and is a disappointing mixtape. Tay has a long way to go if he wants to become more of a household name or even have a widely acceptable style of rap.