Milano joins forces with the ever-eerie Big Ghost Ltd for a brand new album. As far as the rhymes go, Milano demonstrates a straightforward delivery. I think he is at least hitting for par with his showcase here. There are features from Crimeapple, Daniel Son, and Rigz. The beats on here are pretty decent as well. This might not be the best work ever from Big Ghost, but he is definitely capable. This is a decent album that I don’t think will get a ton of replay, but hip hop fans may still appreciate it.
Conway joins forces with Big Ghost Ltd yet again for another joint venture. Conway effortlessly punches holes right through the competition with his bars. He really makes it seem so easy to just pummel every other rapper. He has features from Method Man, Jae Skeese, and several others. It was definitely good to hear him rhyme with Method Man again. That is a good combo there. The production on here is pretty decent overall. This might not be the best work from Big Ghost Ltd, but it’s still pretty solid overall. Another dope project from Conway and Big Ghost to keep the Griselda train rollin.
Jae Skeese teams up with the dope producer Big Ghost Ltd to give us this latest offering. On the mic, the word is flow. Jae Skeese has an amazing flow and that becomes apparent right out the gate and continues through the whole project. He is definitely one that has potential and is going to go places. His bars are just fun to listen to and he leaves the audience wanting more. The only features are from Conway and 7xvethegenius on a posse cut “Triple Post Offense.” The production is done masterfully by Big Ghost Ltd. Big Ghost gives us some fantastic samples and some hard hitting boom bap for the ears. This guy is definitely going places so get on the train early.
Conway joins forces with Big Ghost Ltd for another project. This one is decent, but not as good as their previous offering. In the rhymes department, Conway kills it as always. He is far better than most of you rappers out there. He is consistently killing it with bar after bar of effortless brutality. The beats on this project are where it needed some more work. This is not the best from Big Ghost Ltd. This is not to say that the beats are bad. They are decent, but they are not his best work. It could have been stepped up a bit on the production side. It was hard to find a standout track on here. The best track is probably “Kill All Rats” featuring Ransom and Rome Streetz. All the MCs kill it and the beat does sound rather sinister. Overall, it almost seemed like more of a throwaway project. I definitely hope that there is more work put into future projects.
Conway teams up with super producer Big Ghost LTD to release a new EP that is full of some heat. On paper, it seemed like Conway would be knocking out of the park with this combination. Although, I don’t think they quite hit it out of the park like they should have, they did make a banger. Big Ghost provides some real hitters for Conway to do his thing over. Conway’s rhymes are supreme just as they always are. The only track I was a little disappointed in was the strange “Fish Guts.” In it, Conway basically just names off every Griselda project and tells us it is classic. While he is not wrong, it does seem a little bit lazy. I hope that the Griselda members are not becoming complacent and resting on their laurels. This is the time to keep the foot on the gas and keep going hard. Nevertheless, this one is sure to get more than a few spins.
Big Ghost LTD assembles a ton of underground MCs to catch wreck over some really hot beats. There are so many dope features from the likes of Rome Streetz, Recognize Ali, Estee Nack, Ty Farris, and more. The level of consistency by all MCs and on every track is pretty remarkable. Usually on an album there will be some low points here and there, but this album does not have that at all. The beats on here are especially notable as well. Big Ghost has always been dope on the boards and that definitely comes across as apparent on each and every one of these beats on here. You get some real slamming drums and some eerie samples to provide a really strong background for these MCs to do their thing. The cohesiveness and high level of effort both on the lyrical tip and on the production side is what cements this album as a great project. Check it out for a glimpse of what the up and coming underground scene has to offer.
38 Spesh teams up with the highly talented producer Big Ghost Ltd for this quick new banger. They really outdid themselves here with this one. 38 Spesh does a fantastic job on the mic spitting hardcore street rhymes in a most clever way. He is usually real good, but just seems to shine brighter on this one here. Could it possibly be the high level of production that brought it out of him? I think so. Big Ghost does a phenomenal job on the production side of things. You get slamming beats and fantastic drums all throughout this project. The highlight on here is the posse cut “Barbarians.” This is an eerie and slamming beat which features stand-out features from fellow NY rappers Eto, Street Justice, Klass Murda, and Che Noir. All of the MCs definitely tear through the beat. I definitely wish this project was longer, but I am very pleased with the outcome of this one. This is a must have for hip-hop heads out there.
A FANTASTIC all around release here from a probably not too well-known MC by the name of Crimeapple. This dude is able to spit super dope street lyrics like nobody else out there. It is always refreshing to hear somebody sound so unique and talented and not like anyone else in the game. This dude spits superb bars over top of some grimy, classic-sounding, New York boom-bap beats and the outcome is phenomenal. From the Narcos-sampled intro to the very end of the tape, I was intrigued the whole way through. Every song sounds dope. This is really one that is infectious and will stand out the first time you listen to it. If you are a fan of dope, hard rap music, and you have been looking to get into something new, then this is the album you have been waiting for.
This was a surprising album that I gave a chance on. I wasn’t familiar with either of these artists but I’m glad I took a chance on them. This was a solid album the whole way through. The mood they were going for was the 1980s, Miami Beach, Scarface, drug running type scene. The rhymes are good on here. There is nothing earth-shattering from anyone, including featured artists, but at the same time, there’s nothing negative to say at all. Everyone does a good job lyrically. The beats are pretty slamming. I wasn’t really mad at any songs on here. Another good thing about this project is that all the songs seem to fit together nicely. They definitely all sound like they should be part of this project. All in all, this was a solid release and deserves your attention.