P Money -Live & Direct Review

This is a fun release from P Money because despite some of the more emotional content, the way it is crafted keeps plenty of momentum going. P does well to have such diverse content in these conditions.

The production is much more electronic than other releases but helps to show that P Money is willing to try new things and explore the world of music more. Each is individual and yet cohesive to the others so that a full listen through doesn’t become work. The experiment with these kinds of beats have worked well and it will be interesting how P develops further in the future.

The lyricism is good with a strong delivery helping to bolster the performance. Solid wordplay as well as variation of flows helps make this entertaining as well as allowing the rhymes to land home hard. This is a great showing by P Money as he should continue to develop as an artist and put out music like this, but maybe a little less repetition in the hooks.

The features are good too as they have some strong performances as well as Money bringing up some newer talent too. Each showcases their own abilities and helps to make this the cohesive project that it is. Possibly a little more singing could help but this is still a great selection.

Overal, this is a fun and enigmatic album that should have some serious success. P Money should get more attention from audiences with this release.

Skepta – Konnichiwa Review

This album shows that Skepta is a clever lyricist while showing different sides of fame. The project has a few angles that will help push Grime music to new heights.

The production is good overall with some tracks having much hard hitting beats than others, and the others being more experimental to make them stand out in a different way. There is a lot of classic grime backings that are selected with plenty of room for Skepta to manoeuvre. Maybe some beats further from what we know him to work with could make some more interesting moments.

The lyricism is not the most complex it could be but it is full of passion for the music and Skepta certainly doesn’t slouch at all. His delivery is what really pushes this into greatness with his lyrics being clever and witty to help back that up. There are no big problems from a vocal perspective.

The features add to the project by bringing new perspectives and opinions to the songs. While some of the guests may have similar delivery to the main artist, each is individual and showcases their own skills. Maybe some more guests from different genres could show more of a willingness to stray from his formula, but there are no problems with what was chosen for this project.

Overall, this album has a lot of great moments that can be marred by the skits tacked on the end of songs. Skepta should be happy with how this came out, but may look to make future projects more cohesive.

Chip – Believe And Achieve: Episode 2 Review

This project has some shining moments that can become steeped in the more mediocre ones. Chip shows he has grown up in the Hip Hop community and is ready to step up to the play.

The production is energetic and lets Chip roam free with what he wants to say. There is a lot of carry thorugh with the momentum from the earlier tracks that picks up right at the end for a personnal finale. Maybe on a longer project Chip would want to try some different types of production to show he can work in more areas of rap.

The lyricism is good with Chip displaying a range of different techniques to keep the listener interested. The imagery is good with Chip showing he can paint a vivid picture with his rhymes while getting his point across with impact. Some changes in flow and delivery could help Chip make his songs even more refreshing to the listener.

The features do well to add an extra dimension to the project. The singers soften thier tracks while the rappers show a tougher side of Chip. There is a good balance of guests on this with no complaints.

Overall, this project is really great for Chip to show he is not a boy anymore, but he needs to pick a direction to take this. For now, he is doing a good job.

Wiley – #8 Review

This album is cohesive and enjoyable while showing that Wiley is not taking any chances on this one. He usilises his talents well while backing it up with passion.

The production is really bouncy with a lot of energy that transfers through to the listener. There are a lot of unusual sounds used to make some really interesting beats that compliment Wiley’s style. Maybe some slower backings could show that Wiley can work with more of a range, but at only eight tracks, Wiley keeps this cohesive.

The lyricism is good and flows through very easily and with a lot of entertainment value. Wiley uses a lot of different techniques with his obvious passion for the craft to great effect on every song. Some more emotional content could show that Wiley can handle all topics but with this short project in mind, he has chosen an album that would be interested to the masses.

The features do a good job of supporting Wiley while showing thier own skills. Each has a great verse that shows a lot of talent while pushing Wiley to take his rhymes to a higher level. A singing guest could add another dimension to the project, however WIley has chosen to show what he can do with a chorus.

Overall, this is a project filled with single type songs that run together to show that Wiley is still on top of the Grime game. A great step by Wiley.

JME – Integrity> Review

This is an album filled with JME keeping the same flow but his lyricism propels his performance past good. His beat selection may also be stale to some, but his incredible way of utilising them is fantastic.

The production is energetic and everything that JME needs them to be to create tracks of great magnitude. Each song, while having similar production, is diverse enough to stand on its own and provides a great base for the grime raps over the top. While it would be interesting to see JME on a different type of beat, he certainly knows how to exploit the strengths of this project.

The lyricism is excellent and is what really makes this project enjoyable. JME actually explains on the tracks that his lyrical skill is what has kept him in the rap game instead of changing his flow to bend to the mainstream. He may want to include a couple of multi schemes somewhere, even though he doesn’t need them to be considered a good lyricist.

The features are good and help keep the energy up on this album. While thier style may seem similar, each puts in a good verse and shows great chemistry with JME. JME may want to look for features further afield to create more interesting tracks, but it is a known fact that he does not want to change how he operates for the audiance.

Overall, this is an enjoyable album even if some may find it repetitive. JME has become a staple in Grime music and this project showcases why.