This is an enjoyable release, but Vince Staples is not in the forefront as much as audiences might hope. The tracks can be beat heavy, making it harder to enjoy the rhymes within.
The production is great with a lot of dark energy running through the project. Each backing is strong and could easily stand on its own, which makes rapping over it very challenging. Something with less bass and with less overpowering noises could help show the artist in a better light.
The lyricism is good when it can be heard and does show that Staples has more than a little talent. His bars are well constructed and his wordplay has a great level of descriptive power. He needs to be a bit more powerful on his delivery to overpower the production to have more impact on the listener.
Overall, with no features to compete against or to pump up any songs, this is an entertaining release, but can seem lacking in depth. it was a good choice to keep it relatively short to keep a certain level of replay ability.
This is a good project by Prospectt and listeners should expect great things from him in years to come. A few more emotions thrown in may open it up a bit more but this is a pretty well rounded project.
The production is excellent and really lets Prospectt do what he does in a way that showcases his talents. The uptempo nature of the majority of it helps with rapid fire delivery and helps put additional energy into the project. A few slow tracks would show a more polished project but this is a great listen.
The lyricism is also excellent. While some of it may not be the most complex of wordplay, there is some very well crafted rhymes in this project that work well with the punches and imagery. If he threw some more emotions in, it may be a more complete project, but this is fantastic to listen to.
The features are also good on this project. They each add a good effort to their track and show that Prospectt can work well with others. While they may not be the biggest names in Hip Hop, they are no slouches and should be recognised for their work in rap music.
Overall this is a fantastic project to listen to and a fantastic effort from Prospectt. With a bit more opening up about himself personally and a couple of slowed down tracks, he could make a fantastic album and be a great rapper.