Willie The Kid gives us another EP and this one he is basically shooting for par on. There is nothing really bad about this quick listen and nothing really classic either. He gives us the same descriptive rhymes he is known for over some pretty dope piano and bass beats. While it is not a bad listen with only 5 songs, he didn’t really try to push himself on this project either. At the same time though, it can be said that if the formula works, stick with it. Definitely a good quick listen if you have to run to the store and back and you wanna hear some dope lyrics over some sinister and dark tracks.

OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#williethekid #thewilliethekid #goldrush #goldrushep #kleverskemes

Willie The Kid - Gold Rush



Tech Nine drops off a new album called Planet that is chock full of records. I’ve said before that I am not really a huge fan of Tech Nine but I deeply respect his music and movement. This album is really dope if you are a fan of Tech Nine. He unleashes armageddon on people with his constant barrage of skillfully woven lyrics. The beats are very masterfully crafted on here as well. If you are a fan of Tech Nine, this is one that you will definitely appreciate and give credit to the time and effort put into it. There are records for everyone on here. While this is a well-made album, I don’t think that it was necessarily for me, which isn’t a bad thing. I think Tech definitely did his thing on here as the album has an other-worldly feel, which I believe he was going for with the theme of the project. Definitely don’t miss out on this one.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#technine #techn9ne #planet #brightfall #strangemusic #strangemusicinc

Tech N9ne - Planet


This was not horrible, but at the same time disappointing record. J-Hood is capable of more than this. I know he can be better than this. This is a whole EP basically aimed at the new rapper Tekashi69. Why would you ever waste your time and energy on someone that is less than yourself? You are better than this J-Hood. The songs are ok at best, but I just hate when rappers aim lower than their own standards. Why give this rainbow-haired freak any more attention? Just move on and make dope music. I mean, I agree with the disses is he making on Tekashi69, but why waste our time on this? Let lames fail and let greatness rise. I know you are better than this J-Hood. Don’t start pointless beef just to get popping out here.

OVERALL RATING: 2 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


#j-hood #jhood #jaehood #tharealjhood #4thlok #killerofkings #3daytheory #kok #yonkers




Royce and Preemo are back with their second installment of their Prhyme and it is pretty dope. I think their first installment is better, but not by a whole lot. Royce has always been able to bring an onslaught of hard bars and this project is absolutely no different. He almost channels a whole different energy when he spits his flows. Premier definitely backs him up properly with the beats. DJ Premier is arguably one of the best producers in the game and he is always on point. The only very minute criticism I could offer would be that Royce sometimes just rhymes for rhyming’s sake instead of having a central theme on some songs. That is being super nitpicky and it is a small critique. The highlights of this project are the absolutely banging song “Flirt” with 2Chainz and “W.O.W.” with Yelawolf. Both beats are amazing boom-bap style hip hop and the MCs complement the songs well. This is a must have for rap heads so go out and get that pronto.

OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#royceda59 #royce59 #royce #nickelnine #badmeetsevil #shadyrecords #slaughterhouse #prhyme #prhyme_official #pr2 #detroit #badhalfentertainment #djpremier #realdjpremier #premierwuzhere #gangstarr

PRhyme 2


This second volume for the movie Honor Up is straight up trash from beginning to end. Dame Dash’s new label Bluroc Records showcases a bunch of new artists on here and it is pretty safe to say that this label is in for some trouble. There aren’t any talented rappers on here at all. The lyrics are garbage and boring throughout. The beats aren’t that much better either. There is nothing that is of replay value at all. You would think Dame would be used to the high quality work of his past partner Jay-Z, but all of this work on this album is on the complete opposite side of the spectrum. This is just awful music all around. What makes it worse is the fact that you have Dame Dash boasting all over the project of how great Bluroc Records is and how they are going to be the future of the game. As far as I can tell, they only thing that they will see in the future is the delete button after people listen to their trash artists. Throw this album away as fast as possible.

OVERALL RATING: 0 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#damedash #honorup #honorup2 #honorupvol2 #bluroc #blurocrecords #rocafella #harlem

Dame Dash - Honor Up Vol. 2


Dame Dash hosts this first volume of mixtapes that accompanies his movie Honor Up. This first volume boasts an impressive list of pretty notable guest features of some heavy veterans in the game. This is by far the better volume of work associated with this movie. Just some of the features include Jadakiss, Styles P, Vado, Murda Mook, Raekwon, Cam’ron, and Havoc from Mobb Deep. The lyrics are pretty decent on this one overall. I’d say that these veterans do a fairly decent job of spitting some good rhymes. The beats on here are pretty good as well. You can tell that they have producers of a higher quality on this go round. The highlights include “Harlem Get The Money” by Dave East and “Came Up” by Havoc. These beats are absolutely slamming and almost give a revival to this type of street music. Overall, this is a pretty good compilation release.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#damedash #honorup #honorup1 #honorupvol1 #bluroc #blurocrecords #rocafella #harlem

Dame Dash - Honor Up Vol. 1


Royal Flush stays consistent and drops off another quick EP. This one, once again, is very well received. He combines dope rhymes and solid beats for that classic NY sound. He is clearly able to show the mix between the street life and the extravagant, rich rapper life. I wouldn’t call him a top tier rapper, but he is consistent. The beats on here are very good. There is a lot of boom-bap to keep your head nodding. The standout track is probably “Do You Rap.” This song just has such a hard drum and bassline that it overshadows all the other beats on the EP. It would have been nice to see a longer full-length project, but in today’s times, these rappers have to keep the streets lit while people’s attention spans dwindle. Royal Flush is definitely doing a great job at staying consistent.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#royalflush #realroyalflush #champagneflush #thegovernorofqueens #streetboss #queens

Royal Flush - Street Boss