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Blue Summer: Recollections Of A Poetic Drunk (previous review)

Around this same time last year rapper Ron Slyda released his highly acclaimed LP, Blue Summer: Recollections Of A Poetic Drunk. A review of which can be found above. Recently, he had the album remastered for iTunes and also unleashed a new single. The single is entitled “Going Hard.” It appears on the album and is produced by George Seals.

The production here is quality. The grounded old school style infrastructure, compatible background details, mild rhythm, and down to earth vibe result in an agreeable combination. The hook is adequate. The delivery is creative and the lyrics are authentic. The verses are satisfactory. Ron Slyda disperses his branded flow, efficient wordplay, and trill street rhymes. He represents the phrase in the title in a very accurate manner. A handful of lines to be aware of are: “Get rich or die trying. What’s your plan my man? N—as out here getting paper. And you out here playing. And this s–t get real. You falling off and that’s on you. All that fake clutching. Telling dudes what you gone do. Then you end up broke from all them b—hes and habits. Lacking focus, you ain’t gone never have it.” The wisdom contained within those bars right there is priceless. Overall, this is an advantageous offering.

**My Two Cents: I missed having Ron Slyda on the site. So I was pretty excited to receive this submission. The single is valid. The production is properly laced and fits Ron Slyda’s style nicely. The content is choice. Ron not only gives listeners a commendable example of what it means to go hard but he also serves up some hood knowledge as well. That is a dope combination. The Miami talent definitely still has the ability to crank out the hits. Readers need to hit up iTunes and snag the LP for sure. Especially if they missed out on it the first go round. -MinM