Tone Chop is back with another fantastic project called “Respect Is Earned Not Given.” He has teamed up with the genius producer Frost Gamble to create a slamming piece of work here. Lyrically, Tone is definitely on point and bringing those hard and tough street bars as he does so well. The best way to describe it would be if you imagine an enormous grizzly bear coming to maul any whack rappers in the way. That is what Tone does effortlessly on this project. Frost Gamble does another great job providing the backdrop to this album. There are some awesome samples over some great bass lines and drum tracks. Another great part of this album that really stands out is how well the songs are woven together. This is a very cohesive project that sounds like all tracks go in order and are meant to be together. There are some great song concepts and stories on here. “Bing Stories” definitely stands out as a great story. “Walk The Walk” is a fantastic song that features the OG Kool G Rap. I’d have to say my favorite track is probably “In The Streets” featuring DNA. The beat is slamming and Tone and DNA definitely trade clever rhymes. If you are a hardcore hip-hop head, this is a must have project.
OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks
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