French Montana – Jungle Rules Review

This release is full of high energy and entertaining tracks that are enjoyable to listen to. However it feels odd in places where the use of auto-tune could be considered unnecessary.

The production is full of trap based beats and cleaned up street backings that help give the jungle vibe French is looking for. Each is strong as an instrumental but works very well with the rappers and singers over the top. Something a bit more experimental would show another aspect of French Montana, but the beat selection here has no real issues.

The lyricism is good with French Montana coming across as his most lyrically flexible self. His bars have some good wordplay and other devices in them, but can be repetitive in places, like the hooks. While he has definitely improved in this area, there is still room to improve further.

The features all help to increase the cohesiveness of this project and show thier own skills. In some cases, they can come across as very similar to what Montana is going for on the song as well with delivery but they never ruin the others performances. Something further form his own talents could help lift this guest selection, on the other hand these features are all effective on the songs they are on.

Overall, this is an achievement because there are a lot of good songs available on it. The problem is that if you cant sing, then don’t auto-tune everything because it can take from the real talent of the rhymes. Also, consolidate the track length to maximise effectiveness.

Golden Rules – Golden Ticket Review

This album is an easy listening project that has a more refined feel. Both Paul White and Eric Biddines do thier jobs well and clearly have great chemistry together.

The production is smooth and silky to listen to without any raw, untempered moments. All the beats flow easily together and don’t make the songs difficult to listen to by jarring at all. Some higher tempo backings could show that the duo can work at more of a variety of speeds, but they do a great job at this tempo.

The lyricism is good and adds a lot to the imagery used in the project. The different techniques used really make the descriptive power very effectiveat bringing the listener into the songs. Possibly diversifying the flows used could make it a bit more enticing, however Eric Biddines uses his vocals effectively to make entertaining tracks.

The choice to only having one feature is good to showcase the duo’s skills together without outside interferance. The guest does do very well and fits well with thier style. Some more features could have resulted in some more interesting tracks, but this choice did work in thier favour this time.

Overall, this is an enjoyable project that is easy to swallow and has replay value. As a debut, this project does well with plenty of room for Golden Rules to grow.