It has been a minute since there has been a review and the reason why is because there has been a LOT to review. We have had a lot of albums / mixtapes come and go these last few weeks, many of those have required me to give them multiple listens. Call it a matter of indifference, call it intuition, but they definitely required as much attention as possible. For this review, I’m going to list the projects I have wanted to review over the last month and in fifty words or less, give you my opinion on these efforts. Let me just get this out of the way right now. If you’re a fan of any of these artists, you’ve been warned.
Travi$ Scott – Rodeo
I give it props for adding more colors to the palette of the “New Atlanta” sound. However, where Rodeo leaves me mesmerized in sound and aura, it fails me miserably in lyrics and content. Believe me, I wanted to like this album more than I did.
Scarface – Deeply Rooted
Scarface is still a top tier lyricist on this latest effort. The production throughout gets one-dimensional and the hooks are underwhelming.
#ThatNasVerseThough Anyways, this was okay on Made / Emeritus levels. It shows that Scarface’s voice is still needed in times like these.
Rick Ross – Black Dollar
Typical Ross. What you see is what you get. I’m stealing that “Pu–y Be Driving a Nigga Crazy” line though. Outside of that, next.
Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
Mac Miller – GO:OD AM
There is a middle section of the album that stalls its momentum, for me at least. I applaud Mac for taking more risks and bringing us more into HIS story rather than playing the played out character of the lonely stoner. Kid Cudi, how you doing?
Lupe Fiasco – Pharaoh Height
I listened to this one time. That’s all I needed. This is for hardcore Lupe fans only. And these days, I am indifferent. Next.
Well, that’s all folks. I apologize for taking so long. Life sucks. Let’s hope I never do this shit again. See you for that What a Time to Be Alive review. You’ve had two weeks to digest this. See you later. #statichasspoken