This surprise release does the job of showing that both featured artists can still make music, but without much in the way of development. They both continue to do what they have done countless times before and are lucky it makes it to mediocre.
The production is solid from Mike WiLL Made-It as the beats continue to be entertaining and atmospheric. Each is individual, but have a lot of the same markers in them that can make them seem repetitive. Something with a little more punch and impact may help to lift this out of mediocrity and into the stardom that Mike is better known for.
The lyricism is more of the same from Yo Gotti as he continues to write about trapping and being a gangster. This shows little personal growth and the delivery sounds tired as he goes through the motions. There may be a core audience for this, but it is hard ot believe that this will have much commercial success based on what Gotti does here.
The project is short overall, clocking in at twenty nine minutes, so the choice to have one feature is smart. The one guest does a good job, but not outstanding. However they do elevate the project a little, and some other voices may have broken up the monotony nicely.
Overall, this is not a great release for either artist, but it has a certain energy to it that some might be looking for. Hopefully they can build upwards from this and make smarter music.
This album is Yo Gotti making more music about what he knows with his same drawl that he always uses. His style and content is becoming stale which is accentuated by his inability to write a hook.
The production has plenty of energy running through it to help the listener enjoy some aspect of this project. There is some diversity in the backings but not enough to stop a lot of the songs sounding very similar. Yo Gotti should look to try some new types of beat so he can continue to stay current in the rap game.
The lyricism is not good with a lot of basic wordplay that allows the rhymes to be forgettable and takes a lot of their impact. More variations in flow would have helped a lot as well as Yo Gotti sounds very mono-tonal as the project goes on. There is plenty of room for improvement on the lyrical side of things.
The features are good as they add the only variation in the whole project. Each may not have the most entertaining verse but they certainly raise the profile of the project as well as bringing fresh voices. Some guests further from the rap genre could have added another dimension.
Overall, this can be enjoyed in the right frame of mind, but is not for everyone. Yo Gotti needs to shake up his formula if he wants to bring in a wider audience.