This project starts off well, however as the mixtape goes on, it becomes less structured and is not as entertaining to listen to. Young Dirty Bastard needs to keep his focus throughout instead of just adding tracks for the sake of it, which is saying something at only eight songs long.
The production is good and works well with the rappers delivery. While they won’t be winning any awards, they are a good canvas to rhyme over and have a good individual feel. However near the end of the mixtape, it becomes more faded and has much less of an impact on the tracks.
The lyricism is average and the delivery in only effective in sections. Young Dirty Bastard appears to be trying to hard to be like his father which becomes apartent as the project draws to a close. For the most part the rhymes are good with entertaining references that make good songs.
Overall, this project is an accurate representation of where Young Dirty Bastard is right now. Eager to move forward but not consistent enough to come into the public eye.
This is an homage to ODB, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, but doesn’t quite make it to his level of greatness. While YDB, Young Dirty Bastard, does well to emulate his father, it does come across as an impression rather than YDB trying to come across as his own being.
The production is good and works well with YDB’s style. The beats excel at showcasing the range of pitches and voices that are used and it makes it even more entertaining. With a lot of retro sounds that are a bit of a throwback to the time of ODB, the production really helps to show that the particular style can still be effective.
The lyricism is good but there could be more diverse techniques used to make it even more appealing. However, the performance of the lyrics is incredible with the pitch and tone changes along with the signature voice create a great set of tracks from a lyrical perspective.
The features are good and help add a comparison to YDB. It is good to see an original Wu-Tang Clan member on a track in the form of Ghostface Killah, supporting the child of an old colleague and friend. All the features are good and bring additional diversity to each track to help keep it grounded and not flying away with YDB’s quirkiness.
Overall, this is a good project that helps to bring YDB more to peoples attention. It is unfortunate that YDB seems to be trying to be ODB but he still differentiates himself enough so that he can be considered his own artist and not an impression of his father.