This is a good showcase of the variety of songs Tion is capable of making. He does not sound totally committed to any particular one, leading to a balanced but not totally cohesive project.
The production is good as it sounds modern and fits well with Tion’s style. There is plenty of energy and diversity that helps keep the project interesting. There are no problems with the selection, but maybe some songs that sound like they were recorded with real instruments could make some impressive songs.
The lyricism is clever but can become monotonous because he uses the same technique repeatedly. Using similes is a great technique to use, but cant be relied upon for all the heavy lifting.. While Tion puts on an a good performance, some more drive in his descriptive abilities wouldn’t go amiss.
The features help to expand this project with fresh voices and views. Each puts in a good effort and works well with the main artist. Maybe some more tracks where Wayne bears the weight of the track himself could help show more of his own abilities.
Overall, this is an enjoyable project that shows Tion can make a lot of different songs. Now he just needs more people to listen to his music so he can break more into the public eye.
This surprise release has all the signs of being a Dreamville release but has too much of J Coles own signiture flavour to make it feel like a group project. While not a huge loss, you lose some of the other talents impact.
The production is good with a lot of room for the artists to put thier own spin on the track. While J Cole does this with ease, the other struggle to put thier spice on it. Maybe some beats with some more of thier own strengths could be great but the backings on this are a good platform for the artists to work off of.
The lyricism is good from the group on this project and helps show how talented they actually are. No one is slacking on this and J Cole leads the group by really excelling on his songs. Each member does a good job and it will be interesting to see where they go from here.
Overall, this is an enjoyable project to help bring the Dreamville artists further into the public eyes, but we need to see them do more by themselves to know what they are really capable of.
This album is a great balance of street content but with more of a refined sound. Sheep Louch has grown musically and it shows on this project.
The production is good with the raw power of street music but with the more refined radio sound that makes this easy to listen to. The beats are all cohesive and follow through well without blending well together. There are no problems with the selection of backings for this album.
The lyricism is good with Sheek using different techniques without a rapid pace to show that bars still exist in Hip Hop. The variation in his rhymes help give his lyrics an edge and make the songs more enjoyable. A few changes of flow could show a willingness to try new things but he knows what works well and does that fantastically.
The features help make this project even more cohesive and show the connections Sheek Louch has in the industry. Each brings a good verse that makes thier tracks more entertaining. There is a good balance of singing to rapping as well so there are no particular issues there.
Overall, this is a very listenable album that will have fans bumping it for a long time. Sheek Louch has done a really good job of putting this together and should be proud of this result.