Queens veteran Big Twins teams up with producer Cuns to give us a brand new project. This one is a very proper street album that represents for Queens nicely. Big Twins sounds monstrous and grimy as ever as he tells his hood tales. Cuns does a decent job with the production as well. There are definitely some hard drums on here for the hip hop heads to nod their heads to. The highlight on this project is probably the track “Trying To Live.” This one goes pretty hard and the beat is perfect for Big Twins to rhyme over. All in all, this was a decent job by both parties and real hip hop heads will know what’s up when they hear it.
Big Twins drops a dirty new album that is New York to the core. With his grimy delivery and a voice like none other, Big Twins is definitely able to show us that Queensbridge street life accurately. He has some features from Ransom, Eto, Flee Lord, Ty Nitty, MAV, Rigz, and more. The production is pretty decent all around. There aren’t really any standout tracks, but the whole project plays through pretty cohesively. You definitely get that grimy New York feeling as you move through it. All in all, this is a pretty good project and it shows us that Big Twins has no plans of going anywhere.
The Infamous Mobb MC Big Twins teams up with producer Dirty Diggs who has seemed to have been on a tear recently. This quick 6 track EP is chock full of dope tracks despite its size. It’s a very quick listen, but in the short time, Big Twins is able to press the mic hard with his realistic street raps. There are some great complementary features from Godfather Pt. III, Hus Kingpin, Willie The Kid, and Planet Asia who is on half of the tracks of this project. Planet Asia pretty much sounds smooth on any project he is on so you know that will be a quality contribution. Dirty Diggs gives us some really dope beats for these MCs to do their thing on. He was definitely able to capture that unique Queens sound on here. Check this one out when you get a minute because you won’t be disappointed.
Big Twins links up with Jae Hood to give us a pretty mediocre release. As far as the rhymes, there really isn’t much on here that is too rewind worthy. The strong point is probably the delivery from both MCs. Big Twins just has that heavy, menacing voice that sounds really dope and Jae Hood still comes with that same energy he had when he was freestyling with the LOX back in the day (which he mentions on every release). The beats selected on this project are pretty decent overall and maybe even slightly above average. Personally, I am partial to old soul samples that producers will use and there are a few instances of that on this project. Overall, this one seems more of like a thrown-together mixtape instead of a project that time was spent on. All in all, not a bad one though.
This album was decent. Big Twins hits us with that monstrous voice that sets him apart from the pack. I think that is probably his biggest attribute as an MC. The voice that he has is something that a lot of rappers only wish they had. His rhymes, while they aren’t perfect, are certainly at least hitting for par. He is able to paint that grimy street picture with his rhymes and keep it flowing so that the listener doesn’t lose interest. The beats are definitely interesting on here. I almost get that 80’s, cocaine-infested, Miami Beach type vibe on all the tracks. The samples are great and they are certainly reminiscent of that 80’s sound. All in all this was a good release, but not great. I think they probably could have stepped up both the beats and the rhymes to shoot for that more classic sound. You definitely won’t be disappointed with this one though.
I wanted to desperately like this album but I was sadly let down. I’m definitely a huge fan of Big Twins’ monster voice, but his lyrical delivery just wasn’t as complex as I was hoping for. I wanted to hear the hard reality of New Yiddy streets in a slick and new way, but Big Twins simply doesn’t deliver. The production on this album is fair. I think that there are definitely some stand out points such as “The Rotten Apple” which features Prodigy from Mobb Deep and “Take Away The Lies” which features Alchemist and Evidence. The voice alone won’t carry this album though. I need more complex lyrics. Perhaps if he were to get into more than just 2 bars that rhyme together and maybe some multi-syllable rhyming, that might do the trick. This project could have been a New York rapper bringing back the classic New York sound, but sadly he just delivers a loss. Maybe next time we will receive a better offering.