Royce Da 5’9″ delivers a highly anticipated, yet underwhelming album with this latest installment. One thing is absolutely, unequivocally true, and that is the fact that he is a lyrical mastermind. That is definitely evident on this new album. His rhymes are smarter than everyone else’s. You can just tell that he really sat and prepared these rhymes. These aren’t just bars that were chicken scratch just to fill up a notebook. The part where this album really suffers is the production. A ton of the beats are way too laid back. There are songs where you almost think that you could fall asleep like “Dope Man.” There are some gems on here. The singles “I Don’t Age” and “Overcomer” with Westside Gunn are truly some jewels that need celebrated. Another highly notable part of this album are the Grace skits. A lot of knowledge is passed from parents to children in these skits and they are pretty remarkable. Overall, this album was very underwhelming. I understand what Royce was trying to do and I think to some degree he accomplished it. It’s just that this project was not very audibly pleasing.
OVERALL RATING: 2.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks
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