This project was a bit of a mixed bag. On one hand you have Smoke DZA who is not very good lyrically and on the other hand you have one of the best producers ever with Pete Rock. So add these two together and you get an average project. The standout thing to me about this project is clearly the production. Pete Rock made some slamming beats for this album. It’s just a shame that Smoke DZA wasn’t able to rhyme better over them. There are some decent features on here as well which fills in some of the gaps that Smoke DZA leaves but it doesn’t completely make up for his faults. Although it is painful to listen to Smoke, I’d say that you have to give this one a chance though just to hear the genius of Pete Rock on production.
OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks
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