Manga Saint Hilare – White Jean Suit Confidence

This project has some good tracks with some skits at the end that show the growth and personnal journey Manga has been on. He can make great Grime music and now needs to show he can do it con

The production is good as it is quite diverse and offers a lot for Manga to work with. Each is individual and won’t get confused with any of the others. While the skits at the end of each song help break it up, it does stop the project being so cohesive.

The lyricism is good with Manga showcasing his skills in a big way. With some good verses and some alright hooks to carry the project through, Manga has given his rhymes plenty of thought and come away with some very effective wordplay. Maybe some changes in flow could show some more variation, but he does a great job on these tracks.

The features are great and are one of the most cohesive elements on here. Each does very well to boost the track they are on and improve this project. Maybe a singer or two could add another dimension but this is still a great listen with these guests.

Overall, this is a great listen to but the skits do not have the longevity that the actual songs do. it is a shame these are attached onto the end of the songs, but it can all still be enjoyed.

Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too Review

This is an interesting listen as it is unconventional in almost every way, from title to beats to vocals. This may not be strictly Hip Hop but it can be entertaining if viewed through the right lens.

The production is certainly different and utilises a lot of noises and sounds that are very strange and out of place until combined together in these tracks. A lot of the songs could be jarring except that the chemistry with the vocals helps make these songs enjoyable, even if they have limited replay ability. It’s possible that some less experimental tracks could show some more vocal talent instead of strangeness, but the beats can still be enjoyed on this project.

The lyricism is strange because of the infrequent verses throughout the album. The lyrics don’t really stand out against the backing beat and the wordplay is not very complex. With some improvements on the delivery and complexity of the lyrics, this would be a better album.

Overall, this is an experimental project that is enjoyable the first time through but loses a lot of its appeal after that point. Young Fathers may need to look into how they put a song together to help them become a stronger force.

Serius Jones – Living Legend Review

While this is not a standout project in the music industry, with only a few standout tracks, it isn’t a bad project. It is a solid showcase of What Serius does and how he does it.

His lyricism is not as prominent as it is in his battles but he still brings his game to the tracks. His distinctive tone of voice and arrogant attitude shine through to create a good on track persona.

The production is a bit inconsistent but is individual on each track. It sounds a bit raw and unrefined but fits with what Serius is doing on the track so the project blends quite well.

Overall this is definitely worth a go or two, but it leaves much to be desired. There is room for improvement but it isn’t a bad project. It is a good basis to build a name but Serius supposedly already has a name through battling and therefor this project does not reflect his true talents.