This was a decent release, nothing spectacular. Ali Vegas is showcasing his skills pretty well on here. Lyrically he is pretty decent and I am not sure why he never caught on bigger than he did. Everyone remembers “The Specialist.” So lyrically he is able to spit some pretty good stuff out there. I think where he may suffer a little bit is on the production on this project. There are a few new tracks which are decent but he spits over old classic beats. While it’s always good to hear some of the old stuff, it becomes apparent on this tape that there is a focus on latter 90s beats which were done by the greats. It’s almost as if Ali Vegas is trying to show us that he would have been great over these beats in the late 90’s and not now. Don’t show me what you could have done. Show me what you can do now. It’s perfectly acceptable to bring out some old beats now and then but to bombard us with them one after another, it’s almost as if he is trying to prove something here. That’s a pretty harsh critique given his skills though. Overall, I was happy with this release. Just might need some fine-tuning in the future.
OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks
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