Lil Uzi Vert And Gucci Mane – 1017 Vs The World Review

This project is a strange release because it isn’t very long but is not as cohesive as would be expected. Both the artists do their thing but it doesn’t grab the listener the way some of their solo releases have.

The production is strong with some very memorable beats from some strong talent. Each is strong, with similarities to each other but without being confused for one another. Both the artists usually use these type of beats so something further from their comfort zone would be an interesting mix.

The lyricism is not great but the performance factor helps to improve the rhymes. While there is some wordplay, it isn’t intended to be a main focus here as they rely more on delivery to be the biggest factor. Some more complicated rhymes might open this up to a wider audience.

Overall, this is an entertaining release because of the energy and vibrant nature of the music. However it has no longevity and some evolution of the artists may keep them making money.

Lizzo – Big GRRRL Small World Review

This album is a step forward as well as a step back for female emcees as Lizzo shows her considerable skill but while not using it to push female emcees into the forefront of Hip Hop. This would have taken it from great to incredible.

The production is fantastic with a lot of energy and bounce that helps make this project listenable. Each song has a similar sound that carries through that helps Lizzo to make a cohesive project. Maybe some slower and more sombre tracks could have made a more balanced project but this is still a great listen.

The lyricism is good to keep purists happy but the delivery and performance really eccentuate the rhymes. While some techniques are used to build up the impact of the raps, the way she puts them across with her aggressive tone really adds to the tracks. Some more lyrical devices would be great but she does well on this project to show what she is capable of.

Overall, this is a fun project that shows what Lizzo is capable of without the need for features to hold it up. Lizzo should be happy with how this project has turned out.