Bone Thugs (Bizzy Bone & Krayzie Bone) – New Waves Review

This release is amazing and is a great way to show how artists have been around for a while can transition into a more modern sound. This duo have done a fantastic job of taking their experiences and applying it to the recent sounds of Hip Hop.

The production is great with a lot of diverse beats to work with to show that the artists can work with a range of different styles. Each one is strong and has its own presence while not taking over the track entirely. There are no issues with this selection as it achieves the objective superbly.

The lyricism is good and the delivery really helps give it another dimension. Both Bizzy Bone and Krayzie Bone have great verses and the singing adds depth to the project as well. There are no issues except maybe to try and put a little more impact into their bars.

The features are fantastic and help add additional perspectives to this album. All of them do a great job of showing their own skills while also building on the point of the song they are on. With the diversity from the main artists, the guests are just as versatile and really help flesh out the project.

Overall, this is definitely an interesting listen to see how the artists are moving forward with the times and are not stuck in a rut, making formulaic music. Let us hope that all the members of the group can come together for more than one song and create a whole album along these lines.


Tank – If You Were Mine EP Review

This is a good showcase of Tank’s singing ability as he takes on others songs to show he can sing it as well as they can. This works ot show his talent but not his songwriting ability.

The production is a toned down edition of the radio rips of these songs. While this may take some of the energy out of it, it does make Tank a much more powerful presence on the songs and help clear the path for him to really show what he is capable of.

The lyricism is all about imagery and message as this is a singing project and not a rap one. This means that the tones that are used in the singing combined with the overall message of each track is the main focus and not any intricate schemes or wordplay.

There are no features on this project as it is all about Tank showing what he can do vocally with other peoples songs and he does a good job with them. He shows that he can reach the high notes and then some with his pitch and he keeps the passion that others display on these songs as well. The only problem is that he may not put enough of his own self and style into each track to make it differentiated from the originals.

Overall, this is a good listen and is a good effort by Tank to break into the singing mainstream which can be very difficult in todays music scene. If he keeps being able to produce notes like he does on this selection, combined with being featured on others songs in Hip Hop, he will go far in the music industry.