The Griselda general drops off his second studio album here and it wasn’t quite as I expected. On paper, it looked amazing with all of the high profile features both on the mic and on the production tip. It looked as if he wouldn’t be able to miss at all. This one just doesn’t quite hit the mark though. Don’t get me wrong, this album destroys the vast majority of releases out there. It’s just that it doesn’t quite live up to previous releases. There’s nothing really bad on this record, but it sort of lacks the umph that previous records had. I would have had proper expectations if he would have said, “Here’s a quick mixtape to keep y’all fed for a little bit until the album drops.” This record definitely plays through more like a mixtape than a studio album. His first album Flygod was just so much more structured whereas this one feels loosely thrown together and hurried. A lot of the tracks on this project are only like a minute and a half to two minutes. Westside Gunn definitely does his thing on the mic though. He spits that exquisite, fly, gangster shit as he has always done. The beats are decent on here. One thing that can be a little annoying with the beats is when the vocal sample on the track overpowers the artist. It can definitely get distracting. Maybe turn the vocal sample down a little bit. All in all, it’s still a good project, but there are a few things that could have been fixed, especially for being a studio album.
OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks
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