KRAYZIE BONE & YOUNG NOBLE – THUG BROTHERS 3

These two classic rappers combine forces again for another installment of their Thug Brothers mixtape series. This one is pretty average. I think they did a little bit of a better job than the last one, but still not anything worthy of being played in heavy rotation. The rhymes are what you would expect – nothing too crazy. The beats are standard to sub-standard. There really isn’t anything to beat up the speakers in your jeep. No tracks are going to be rewound over and over again. However, it is not a terrible project. I think they gave it a decent effort, it just didn’t really fully translate into a great album like it could be. Being better than the last project, they might be moving in the right direction though.

OVERALL RATING: 2 out of 5 Cheeseteaks

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MASTA KILLA – LOYALTY IS ROYALTY

The Wu-Tang swordsman is back with another solo album. This time around, he does a pretty good job with putting together a decent album. I think I could definitely see where he was trying to go with this and he was on his way, but he just didn’t get to the finish line. That’s not to say the album is bad though. Lyrically, Masta Killa brings his classic rhyme style where he has almost a hint of an old school lyricist. He definitely knows how to control the mic with poise and consistency. The beats vary on here. There are some beats that are absolutely slamming while others are a bit lackluster. The best track is probably the Method Man and Redman assisted “Therapy.” The beat is just amazing for this one and with these great MCs on the track, you just can’t lose. With a few great features from GZA, Cappadonna, Sean Price, and Crooked I, he definitely enlists some top rate talent to help him out. All in all, this is a good album. It’s just not the classic masterpiece that you can tell he was aiming for.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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CURRENSY & LEX LUGER – THE MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH EP

Currensy drops off a quick 6 track EP. This one was pretty standard. There wasn’t really too much to discuss on here. It was standard Currensy the whole way. He delivers the same lazy slow flow, but with sometimes vivid lyrics. The beats are pretty straight forward. There is nothing really memorable or that sticks out. This is really just a quick listen and then move onto the next project.

OVERALL RATING: 2.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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RITTZ – LAST CALL

Rittz comes back strong again with his fourth studio album. Lyrically, this dude is shredding the competition. His fast-paced, relentless spitting is remarkable and he is able to take down a lot of MC’s with his skill level. The beats on this album are pretty standard. I don’t think there is anything too crazy production-wise. Song concepts are decent. I think that Rittz has really grown and is able to give more of himself and tell more stories as an MC. One of the standout tracks on this album, which definitely has a message, is “Fuck Cancer.” By the title, I’m sure you can figure out his message. All in all, this was a good effort by Rittz. He is growing as an artist. It may not be by leaps and bounds, but he is moving in the right direction slowly and surely.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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DJ KAY SLAY – THE BIG BROTHER

This album was a bit of a let down. On paper, it looks like it would be amazing with the cast of features that Kay Slay has on there but in reality, it doesn’t really sound as great as it looks like it would be. The rhymes are pretty decent overall. There is an enormous amount of features on here from the likes of Kool G Rap, Papoose, AZ, McGruff, Dave East, Styles P, and countless others. The rappers are definitely top caliber rappers and can definitely do their thing. The part where the album is lacking is probably the beats and especially the hooks. The hooks are probably the worst part and sorely bring the album down. They don’t really create songs well on here and there is nothing really catchy about any of the hooks or beats. This is definitely an album you will only want to listen to once. I’d move onto the next thing very quickly with this one.

OVERALL RATING: 2 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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LECRAE – ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER

This was a release that I was hesitant about initially but after I gave it a chance, I was glad that I did. I was thinking that it was going to be super preachy but it definitely didn’t come off like that that. Lecrae is obviously a religious and spiritual rapper and it comes through in his music. The thing is that he makes pretty dope music. So for the grimy, hardcore rap listener like me, you can see why I would be a little apprehensive. The rhymes were good. He does a good job of taking positivity and weaving that into his rhymes. I did notice a few instances where he tried to sound like this new flow of mumble rap today but it wasn’t very prevalent. I think he is just trying to appeal to a wide audience. The beats were pretty good. There was nothing to really write home about but it was enjoyable. I’d say the standout track is probably the single “Blessings” with Ty Dolla Sign. That song is definitely single-worthy and it shows. All in all this was a good effort and something different to check out and give a chance.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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ROCK – ROCKNESS A.P. (AFTER PRICE)

Rock has a very good release here following the death of his partner in crime Sean Price. His voice was always the thing that had set him apart from most rappers. He basically sounds like a monster and makes his lyrics sound so much more brutal, savage, and menacing. His evil laugh used as a backdrop to his lyrics serves the same purpose. He basically makes himself sound awesome. Lyrically, this album is pretty dope. There are a ton of great lines that he has throughout the project. The beats are really good as well. Some nice Boot Camp style beats to get your head nodding. While there really isn’t anything classic about this release, it was good to hear Rock still rocking the mic even with the passing of his brother. It was a nice tribute and I think that Sean Price is somewhere smiling down on this project.

OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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