Travis Porter – 3 Live Krew Review

This project is a very one track re-imagined into fifteen remakes. All the songs come across as single dimensional and it does not make for a lot of replay ability, with fifteen songs about women and what Travis does/will do to them does not make for stretched enjoyable listening.

The production is alright but can seem repetitive due to the lack of substantial content. The beats are not encapsulating but can be good for one listen if you need a bit of a pick me up. More beats that try to explore more messages in Hip Hop would improve this project by making it more rounded to the audiance.

The lyricism is alright but is too focused on one topic to be really impressive. While Travis does a good job of managing to write enough rhymes about that particular topic but it does not have a lot of lyrical acrobatics or much that is complex but it can be mildly entertaining on the first listen.

The features are also enjoyable the first time, but it can be stale as they are simply saying the same things as Travis. Each puts in some good effort that helps create some more creative verses but it is difficult to connect with. Possibly, some features from further a field than Hip Hop could make some more interesting songs, especially since these are repetitive.

Overall, this project shows that Travis Porter can make songs about women but he needs to expand his range and utilise his words more effectively. He has shown he can make a track for one audiance in Hip Hop but needs to be able to talk to more listeners.

2 Chainz, Cap 1, Skooly and Fresh (AKA Short Dawg) – T.R.U Jack City Review

This is a good compilation for the group to showcase their individual skill and the chemistry of the group. However it shows that 2 Chainz is not as accomplished as he believes.

The production is good and is diverse enough to allow a range of tracks, but not so much that it is complete when it comes to topics of songs. Most of this project is trap music that follows the same patterns and formulas on each beat, but there are a couple that expand their thoughts and allow a wider range of emotions and possibility.

The lyricism is alright but this project is mostly about street credibility and the reality of it. While there are some attempts at clever lyricism, this mixtape is mostly about making tracks that the street can bop to and can relate to. Mostly about drugs and women, the lyrics are made for delivery to make them powerful, but for that to be the case, some of the artists need to step their game up.

The features are alright but are all too much like the main artists to make much of an impact or add much to the tracks. With so many artists out there trying to make it big in rap, making songs that could have been made by anyone is not the way to stand out and the verses the features put out are mediocre. They need to try harder to make more of an impact.

Overall, this is a good compilation for the main artists who aren’t 2 Chainz to get more exposure, but there is a lot left to be desired and a lot of untapped potential. With some more effort and a higher level of diversity, this group could have some success in the music industry.