Sean Price – Imperius Rex Review

This release has some great moments, but is not without its missteps. No part of it is bad, but some of it does not stand out amongst today’s rap elite and needs a little more finesse.

The production is powerful and gritty which helps boost the impact of Sean Price’s delivery. Each beat does a great job of creating the correct atmosphere for the song which helps keep the album cohesive. Something a little faster could help add something for a younger audience, but Sean Price knows what works for him and has used backings that are effective for him.

The lyricism is great with plenty of alliteration and clever rhymes to keep the legacy of Sean Price going. A lot of structured genius goes into making these bars really roll and land hard with the listener. A few attempts to change his flow might have helped add a little diversity but Price is in his element here.

The features help to make this so cohesive and the momentum going. Each guest only does a god job boosting Sean Price’s last album and only shows great respect for his memory. The guest selection on here honours Price in the best fashion.

Overall, this is a great project to show the greatness of Sean Price. This album will stand the test of time as a list of what could have been and how talented this legendary artist is.

Tone Chop & Frost Gamble – Veteran Review

This is a solid showing of skills from both members of this duo. Tone Chop brings bars on the rhyme side and Frost Gamble brings some heat on the boards.

The production is entertaining with a haunting feeling but with a more filling aspect. The backings leave plenty of room for the rappers to manoeuvre. Maybe something with higher energy would help to balance this project out slightly, but hopefully this is only a taster of whats to come, so maybe they will do something more in the future.

The lyricism is good with the rhymes having some complex wordplay and schemes to make them more entertaining. The delivery is quite shout rap like, which has been slightly overplayed, sounds a little dry but with some more confidence could have more impact. Tone Chop can write great rhymes, but needs a little more belief in his performance ability.

Overall, with the features helping to make this cohesive and showing their own skills, this is a good taster for what could transpire, hopefully as soon as next year. Both Tone Chop and Frost Gamble show a lot of skill as well as potential, and should continue to grow as individual and a group.