FOREVER MC & IT’S DIFFERENT – FOREVER MC

This was another project I was rather confused by. On paper, it looks like it would be amazing. You have a ton of super-talented lyricists on here. It looks as if you can’t go wrong. Then you start to go through the songs. At some point in a lot of the songs, it stops being a rap song and becomes an EDM song. It is annoying as hell. Lyrically the plethora of MCs that are on here absolutely murder the microphone. There is no question about that. You have Crooked I, Royce Da 5’9″, Kurupt, Chino XL, Hopsin, Kool G Rap, Ras Kass, Chris Rivers, and more. The beats probably aren’t even all the way bad either, but when they hit that EDM point in the track, it just all goes south. A very weird project all around. I think their hearts were in the right place with making it, I just don’t think the execution was all the way there.

OVERALL RATING: 2.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

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Forever MC
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CARDI B – INVASION OF PRIVACY

I have mixed feelings on this one. At first, I didn’t even want to give this album any chance at all. Then I saw the hype that it was getting and decided to give it a chance. There are some things I like and some things I absolutely hate about this one. Lyrically, I don’t think Cardi is too great. Her wordplay isn’t something that you can put up against the greats. It’s not even a contest. That being said, she does have some great themes and some good concepts. This album is something that is meant to just be fun for people. It is giving them something they can relate to. It’s meant to show the come-up. There’s some feel good stuff on here though. The best song, by far, is “Ring” with Kehlani. It has a perfect melody and is made to be a radio single. Kehlani sounds amazing on the hook. I’d definitely give an honorable mention to the vulnerability of the song “Be Careful.” Cardi might sound like trash as she is attempting to sing the hook, but she is being very real on the song with the bars. The production overall on here is also a mixed bag. You have fun songs like “I Like It” or “Best Life” then you have other songs that are clearly selling out just trying to sound like current trap music like “Drip” and “Bartier Cardi.” I think that some of this project is very salvageable while some of it can just be thrown right away. At the end of the day, it was better than I thought it would be.

OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#cardib #iamcardib #invasionofprivacy #iop

Cardi B - Invasion Of Privacy

CURRENSY – PARKING LOT MUSIC

Currensy was supposed to drop off the Weekend At Burnies album, but for some reason, that one didn’t drop and we got this project, Parking Lot Music instead. This was actually a pretty decent project for Currensy. With him dropping projects so frequently, I think sometimes the quality can get lost in the quantity. This one sort of stood out among his more recent releases though. Lyrically, you get what you expect to get from Currensy – his laid back, slow flow that only seems to work for him. The beats on here were a little bit better than usual. I almost had the feeling that they were a little more highly produced than his normal beats (pun intended). It had a smoother and more refined sound to it. Hopefully this bodes well for the Weekend At Burnies album that should be dropping soon. The highlight on this project was probably “Slide” featuring E-40 and Ty Dolla Sign. I’m not sure exactly what it was, but this track seemed to lift his potential and the sound overall. I am definitely looking forward to see what Currensy has cooking.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#currensy #currensy_spitta #jetlife #spittaandretti #andretti #neworleans #billionairesboysclub #canalstreetconfidential #currensyspitta #currency #bourbonstreetsecrets #parkinglotmusic #rapsnlowriders

Currensy - Parking Lot Music

U-GOD – VENOM

U-God drops off his latest album Venom and to be honest, this one was better than I was expecting. I think U-God really came correct with this one. It almost has more of a radio-friendly feel. I thought it was just going to be a hodge podge of random sub-par tracks thrown together, but this one definitely had a destination they were aiming for. You can hear the vision as you go from track to track. His verses are pretty decent throughout. I wouldn’t say they sound like classic Wu-Tang material, but he does a decent job lyrically. As mentioned, the beats have more of a radio-friendly feel to them throughout. You don’t really get any thumpers for a beat, but at the same time, I don’t think it would have fit it with this album. All in all, U-God did a really good job with this release and definitely surpassed my expectations.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#wu-tangclan #wutangclan #wutang #wu-tang #wutangforever #wtc #ugod #u-god #venom

U-God - Venom

LIL FLIP – KING LIFE

The down south legend is back and he drops off a new studio album. To be fair, we have heard most of this before in the form of his letter EPs that he had just dropped off. I don’t think I like that method of marketing for an album. When an album is dropped, I want to hear almost all of it in its entirety like it’s brand new. So that being said, this album was decent. A lot of the tracks sounded okay as I have previously reviewed. I think some of the tracks he definitely tried to sell out and sound like the current sound of hip hop which just sounds whack when anyone does it. Some of the other tracks sound pretty good though. I think it has a club vibe mixed with a down south Houston Texas sound to it. It’s always good to hear that screwed-up Texas sound from time to time. I don’t really think he came with a standout single here as the project just sounds like one cohesive sound. It would have also been good to have something for the radio on here. All in all though, not a bad job by Lil Flip at staying hot out in these streets.

OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

#lilflip #lilflip713 #kinglife #trill #clovergang #cloverg #screwedupclick #suc

 

Lil Flip - King Life

STYLES P – NICKEL BAG EP

The Ghost drops off a quick EP that is 5 tracks just as the title would suggest. There really isn’t too much to say about this one. It has some really dope lyrics to it. I feel like Styles went a little harder than he normally would on here. The effort definitely shows lyrically. The beats are decent. There are some hard tracks on here with some good samples. This is definitely a quick listen that should delight any LOX fans out there. I’d definitely give it a listen. I wish it was longer but EPs seem to be a staple today.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

#stylesp #styles #therealstylesp #ghost #thelox #lox #nickelbagep #nickelbag #yonkers

 

Styles - Nickel Bag EP

MEYHEM LAUREN & HARRY FRAUD – GLASS EP

Meyhem Lauren drops off a quick EP with the assist from the producer Harry Fraud. Although some of these tracks had previously appeared on his 2016 project “Precious Metals,” this was a dope record all around. Meyhem Lauren has the artistic, street bars to get the job done every time. He is just so dope with his word play. It is basically like functional art as he has spit previously. The beats are pretty good from Harry Fraud. Coming off of “Gems From The Equinox,” I was expecting something hard like that record, but this one sounds a bit more musical. Nothing really wrong with that as it is just a different style you will hear sonically on this record. Overall, this was a great project and we definitely look forward to hearing more from Meyhem Lauren in 2018 and beyond.

OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#meyhemlauren #meyhem_lauren #harry_fraud #lamusicadeharryfraud #glass #glassep

Meyhem Lauren - Glass EP