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.
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 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.