The Wu drops off a very quick EP with only 4 new songs and 3 skits to accompany their Showtime documentary by the same name, Of Mics And Men. While it is nowhere near the quality of their classics that this machine of a team has created, it is important that they can still rap at a high level and are still generating content. The world is captivated by them and it shows both through the documentary and their continued projects. This EP is not their best work, but it does show that this train is still moving forward. This camp will continue to drop content because the fans love them for it. This EP however, while it may not be their greatest songs ever, it is important. Give it a quick listen and watch the documentary.


OVERALL RATING: 2.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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Wu-Tang Clan - Of Mics And Men


The Ghost hits us with another great project. This MC is the definition of consistency. You never have to wonder if you are going to get a good project from SP, because it is certain that he is always delivering. It might not be a classic album every time, but you are guaranteed to get a banging project. He hits us with the hardest bars out once again and is consistent on every verse. He’s got features from Jadakiss, Sheek, Nino Man, Whispers, Lil Fame, and more. The beats on this album are sure to keep your head nodding. The boom bap lovers out there should be pleased with this one. The highlights are “The Professionals” which features Lil Fame and “What’s Up Boy.” Both of these songs have slamming beats and you already know the lyrics are handled properly on here. This is a dope album and should please all LOX and D-Block fans out there.


OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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Styles - S.P. The Goat Ghost Of All Time


Sheek drops off his third installment of the Beast Mode series. Although this is a quick EP, it is pretty dope. He gives fans what they want on this project. You get the rhymes you want and expect from Sheek. He gives you that straight-forward, D-Block talk with no frills that we have come to love from Sheek. There are good features from Uncle Murda on the nasty song “Good Good.” “Alone” is another dope track with a good beat on there. Overall, the beats on here are pretty good as they sound more close to that classic New York sound that we have all been wanting to come back. It’s definitely a good thing that vets like Sheek are keeping the movement alive. Would have rather had a longer, full length project, but we will take what we can get.


OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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Sheek - Beast Mode 3


I don’t know where this MC has been hiding but thank God we have found him!! This Philly native absolutely destroys the mic every time he touches it. A lot of rappers out there better pray to God that this dude doesn’t come after them because they would be in trouble. There is absolutely nothing you could say about the bars from RJ Payne. He is top tier without a question. His ferocity is showcased brilliantly on this project. It also helps with that monstrous voice he has. The production is pretty dope overall. You get some really strong beats on here that Payne is able to just annihilate. The highlights include “1000 Maniacs,” “Black Sunday,” and the remix to “Rubber Bands And Weight” where he lends a verse to Benny’s classic song. This is a legend in the making and you better get on this train now before you get run over cuz it ain’t stopping at all!!


OVERALL RATING: 4.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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RJ Payne - Leatherface


The DITC producer is back with another really dope album. This is a very strong creation from the veteran mastermind. He lays some great and slamming tracks for a plethora of MCs to rip. Not only does he rock the mic, but he allows a ton of other rappers to do their thing. You get great features from Elzhi, Erick Sermon, Havoc, Xzibit, Fat Joe, Raekwon, Fred The Godson, and a bunch more. The beats are really really fresh on here. It’s just a great sounding record. There are some records that might not be perfect on here, but overall, you are getting a solid piece of work from a guy that knows music. Hip Hop fans, don’t sleep on this one.


OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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Diamond D - The Diam Piece 2


Apathy & Celph Titled are known to release limited edition CDs when they go on tour. These things are super hard to come across. Finally came across one of them here with this project and this one is really dope. They usually do about 10 tracks and split the songs 5 and 5 between both MCs. There isn’t a whack song on this one at all, but I do think some are better than others. I’d say as far as lyrics, Apathy won the competition on this one. He seems to edge out Celph Titled by a lil bit on the mic. As far as the production side of things, I tended to like the tracks that Celph rhymed over a little bit better. They seemed to be slightly more head-nodding and more up-tempo. At the end of the day, it’s not a competition at all. Both MCs are great and this is a really dope album showcasing more of their tracks. I just really wish they wouldn’t make this kind of content so hard to get. Release it to the fans!


OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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Apathy & Celph Titled - Blue Sky On Mars


DJ Khaled deviates from his normal formula for a bit of a different album here with this latest release. You definitely find a lot of his top contributors on here but not in abundance like before. Songs like “Jealous” and “No Brainer” are clearly the radio singles. You get some interesting and familiar samples on songs like “Just Us” (flipping Outkast’s “Ms. Jackson”) and “You Stay” (flipping Puffy’s “Senorita”). He gives us some reggae tracks with the intro and outro to the album featuring Buju Banton. The clear and ahead best song on this album is the track “Higher” which features the late Nipsey Hussle and John Legend. This song truly showcases how great Nipsey was and still is. John Legend sounds great as he blesses the track with his vocals as well. All in all, this is not DJ Khaled’s best album ever. I was thinking it was going to be a lot better than it was, but it just didn’t seem to hit too well. There are a few highlights on here, but for the most part, it is not a record that is going to stick.


OVERALL RATING: 2.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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DJ Khaled - Father Of Ashad