Juicy J – 100% Juice Review

This mixtape is not breaking any new ground at all and is a rehashing of everything we have already heard from Juicy J. He needs to break the formula if he wants to bring in new listeners.

The production is a lot of what we normally hear on a track from Juicy J and becomes stale very quickly. While there are some interesting sounds and some good beats in there, there is also a lot of similarities between them as well as what is on the market right now. A few attempts at trying something new to show that he can climb out of the rut he is stuck in could be great, however Juicy J seems caught in hat he already knows he can do.

The lyricism is straight forward and packed with an impactful delivery, but lacks any content that will stick with the listener. Juicy J can craft rhymes about a few things with some effectiveness but it is lacking in diversity which makes the tracks harder to listen through. A bit more variation could lead to more poeple being interested in the music on this project.

The features don’t bring a lot to the mixtape as some do great and others very little. The guestslater on in the project do a better job, but earlier they are very similar to Juicy J themselves. Maybe some guests who compliment rather than imitate could lead to more interesting moments.

Overall, this mixtape is fine if you want to hear more of what Juicy J can already make, but if you were expecting something new from him, you will be disappointed.

Project Pat – Pistol And A Scale Review

This mixtape is simply more of the same from Project Pat, but with more skits about how gangsta he is and how to be a real gangsta. Project Pat is in a rut that a core audiance seems to enjoy.

The production is alright but is not groundbreaking or unique. The beats all have very similar elements that makes a lot of the songs sound very similar. More backings that are outside of Pat’s obvious comfort zone would show that he is growing as an artist, however he seems happy to do the same things over and over again.

The lyricism is not complex but it is somewhat effective. While it is simple, Pat uses it to get his point across well, even if it is all in his delivery. Maybe a touch more complexity could bring in more of an audiance, however Pat seems to know where he stands and is set in his place.

The features are good, but are very set in thier ways and are very similar to Project Pat. While each puts in good effort and has a good verse, it is not enough to diversify themselves from Pat and stand out. SOme more features with more unique delivery or better wordplay would have been better.

Overall, if you enjoy the music Project Pat has already made, then this is more of the same to add to your collection. If not, stay away from this.

Chevy Woods – Gangland 3 Review

This is a good mixtape if you enjoy the particular brand of track that is Chevy Woods, but it won’t be great at enticing a new audience for the Taylor Gang rapper. It follows a particular formula on every song and this can become repetitive to listen to.

The production is good but can be very repetitive. This is because the same patterns and same types of beat are used but somewhat differentiated to make the backings for Chevy to rap over. If there were more spots of branching out and more chance taking, this may be a more interesting project to listen to.

The lyricism is nothing special while not being a slouch either. There is some clever moments and not a lot of poor, but it is not enough to make this overly appealing to the lyrical audience. While it can be enjoyed, with some more time spent enhancing them and crafting them to a higher level, Chevy could be appealing to a wider audience than the hardcore Taylor Gang guys.

The features all put in verses on the same level as Chevy, but are all too similar to Chevy’s own style to make much of an impact. When listening to the tracks, they can be difficult to distinguish From Chevy and sometimes you wouldn’t know there was a feature if it didn’t say on the track listing.

Overall, this can be an enjoyable listen if seen through the right lenses but if your not a fan of the formula, then this may not be the project for you. However if you hear some and like it, then you will like it all and Chevy will have another fan or keep an existing one.