KUNIVA – THE PEOPLE’S PLAYLIST

Kuniva from D-12 drops a brand new project that is pretty sizable at 18 tracks. On this project, he really tried to press for a traditional sounding studio album and it came out pretty good overall. He has a lot of great songs that delve into a lot of different topics and have a lot of feeling to them. Proof’s passing is definitely a key topic on a few tracks on here and it is very apparent that it will always affect D-12 to the core. It really gives you a sense of what a tragic loss it was to lose Proof. Kuniva does a fantastic job at expressing all the emotions surrounding that. He gets features from a ton of artists including Swifty McVay, Jon Connor, Mr. Porter, and more. He even gets some singers like Melanie Rutherford and Mrk SX to lend their talents to hooks. The production on here is slightly above average. There are some really good beats on here and at times, I almost feel like he was pushing for some singles on these songs. There is a lot of growth and maturity on this album. Anyone interested in D-12 and their journey in this industry should definitely check out this album.


OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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BIZARRE – HE GOT A GUN

Bizarre drops a new album that is probably better than he normally performs, but still not very good. The name of the album and the cover art are not really appropriate for today’s climate. Mass shootings are out of control in the United States and people are losing loved ones. This guy calls his album He Got A Gun and has a picture of himself putting a gun in his mouth as the cover. Read the room dogg, probably not a good idea. On the mic, Bizarre is all shock value. The bars aren’t really good. He just tries to say crazy stuff for the sake of saying crazy stuff. He actually got some pretty good features on here from the likes of Nems, Ty Farris, Guilty Simpson, Young Zee, and more. Ty Farris and Nems’ verses absolutely stands out as some of the better ones. “25” is probably the highlight of this album with great verses from Nems and Young Zee. The beat is pretty slamming as well. All in all, it’s more crap from Bizarre that is slightly better than usual.


OVERALL RATING: 1.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


#bizarre #bizarred12 #bizarresworld #d12 #d-12 #dirtydozen #detroit #hegotagun #hgag


SWIFTY MCVAY – DETROIT LIFE 2

Swifty McVay drops a brand new project and this one is Detroit to the core. The D-12 veteran is dope on the mic. He always has been and he continues that trend throughout this latest effort. His bars are well thought out and delivered. He seems to never run out of another phrase to tack onto his bars. You will get features from Mark Sx, Jon Connor, Beez, and more. The beats on here are pretty decent throughout. You get a good mix of some up-tempo songs and some darker, more somber songs. The highlight on here is “They Better Know” with its dope beat and lyrics. All in all, Swifty does a great job and keeping the D-12 train running.


OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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BIZARRE – PETER

Bizarre drops a new steaming hot piece of garbage on the industry. The lyrics are whack throughout this thing. It is just more shock value for the sake of shock value. There isn’t much, if any, lyrical skill on here. All of the featured artists are trash. The beats are pretty below average for the most part. The best beat on here is the track “1 Million (Boss Shit)” because it samples the Aaliyah song. I don’t know how they got this to fly because it seems like an abomination to Aaliyah’s legacy. All in all, this album is straight whack. Pass this one up with the quickness.


OVERALL RATING: 0.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


#bizarre #bizarred12 #bizarresworld #d12 #d-12 #dirtydozen #detroit #peter


BIZARRE – DUMPSTER JUICE

Bizarre from D-12 drops a new album that is pretty bad overall. He was never really known for being lyrically good, just more of a gimmick. This new album is nothing more than that. His bars are pure shock value and not really much of a lyrical value at all. The best verse on here is a feature from Merkules on the track “Ugly” which Merkules bodies the track. Other than that, there really isn’t too much to expect on here lyrically. The beats are decent throughout the project. There really isn’t anything that will be considered classic, but there are some tracks that have some hard drums. All in all, this is most likely one that people will want to pass on.


OVERALL RATING: 1.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


#bizarre #bizarred12 #bizarresworld #d12 #d-12 #dirtydozen #detroit #dumpsterjuice


SWIFTY MCVAY – DETROIT LIFE

Swifty McVay releases a pretty sizable new project at 20 tracks. Overall this one was pretty average. On the mic, Swifty McVay is pretty dope. He has always been a decent lyricist and that is showcased in his rhyme style and flows. There are a decent amount of features from artists to help him out including Kuniva, Obie Trice, Trick Trick, and more. They are all definitely representing Detroit to the fullest. The beats on here are average to above average. There really aren’t any that are classic material, but they are consistent if nothing else. The highlight might possibly be “The One” with its sung hook and catchy melody. Swifty definitely handles the bars properly on that one. All in all, this was another brick on the house that D-12 and Swifty McVay built.


OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


#swiftymcvay #mcvayd12 #d12 #d-12 #dirtydozen #shadyrecords #eminem #detroit #detroitlife


KUNIVA – ALPHA UNDERDOG

D-12 member Kuniva delivers a brand new album with no features at all. He didn’t even need anyone with the way he is rhyming on here. The one thing that is very apparent is this MC is talented and he knows how to spit complete realness. A lot of his bars are very relatable. That is one of the things that makes a great rapper when you can understand and relate to their rhymes. They bring those emotions out of you. You can feel his hunger and drive throughout his bars. The beats on here are pretty decent as well. There are few that have a little more of a jazzy feel, but overall, the project is very cohesive. Fans of real bars will definitely appreciate this one. Kuniva is definitely repping the D well.


OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


#kuniva #kunivad12 #allthingskuniva #d12 #d-12 #dirtydozen #eminem #slimshady #shadyrecords #detroit #alphaunderdog


SWIFTY MCVAY – 80 EMPIRE

Swifty is back with a new album and this one is quite different. He teams up with producers 80 Empire. They offer a sleepy, lackluster production on this one. A lot of the beats are littered with horns and 70s-esque basslines that often sound quite depressing. These were definitely not the type of beats that I wanted to hear Swifty over. He is a fantastic lyricist but, this was just not the lane for him. He did a good job with his bars, but I think they would have sounded better over different prodution. This is probably one to skip over.

 

OVERALL RATING: 2 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

#swiftymcvay #mcvayd12 #d12 #d-12 #dirtydozen #shadyrecords #eminem #detroit #80empire

 

Swifty McVay - 80 Empire

SWIFTY MCVAY – RETRO HIP-HOP MIXTAPE VOL. 2 (FREESTYLE EDITION)

Swifty McVay drops a new project that is pretty dope all around. He has always been a decent rapper. You combine that with rapping over old school beats, and this makes for a pretty decent project. There really is a great feeling you get when you combine dope lyrics with classic 90s beats. It gives you that feeling of reminiscing. Swifty does a great job at giving us relentless bars over top of some of the best sounds. You will hear classic beats like “Broken Language,” “Outta Control (remix),” and many more. All in all, this was a pretty decent collection and a very good idea for a project.

 

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

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Swifty McVay - Retro Hip-Hop Mixtape Vol. 2

KUNIVA & SWIFTY MCVAY – MY BROTHER’S KEEPER

2 members of D-12 give us a pretty strong offering. Even though it is only 7 tracks, the strength and the heart can be felt throughout this project. I think D-12 has always had heart and that is why it has always been painful since Proof died. The tear that went through that group can never be undone and we continue to experience it in their music. Although some of the group members have always been better lyrically, they haven’t always had the chance to shine until more recent times. Here are 2 of the members as a perfect example that D-12 members can spit. The lyrical ability displayed on this project is very good from both MC’s. They display strong flows and incredible wordplay throughout. One of the highlights was the first song “Gate Open” as both MC’s ferociously tear into it with unstoppable bars. The production throughout this project is pretty decent overall. I think they definitely have a strong Detroit sound and at times, really try to create just good music that people who enjoy any genre of music would like. All in all, they are keeping the torch lit for not only D-12, but also all of Detroit.

 

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

#kuniva #kunivad12 #allthingskuniva #d12 #d-12 #dirtydozen #eminem #slimshady #shadyrecords #detroit #swiftymcvay #mcvayd12 #mybrotherskeeper

 

Kuniva & Swifty Mcvay - My Brother's Keeper

BIZARRE – RUFUS

The D-12 vet drops off another new project. This one started out just how anyone would picture it starting – absolutely horrible. I was about to give this project a complete 0 for being terrible, but Bizarre actually put forth a few meaningful tracks towards the end of the project. His bars are just God awful most of the way through, but on a few spots, he actually comes through with some decent themes. On “Lose Weight” he raps about the dangers of being overweight and the struggles to drop the extra pounds. On “Step Father” he celebrates the good step fathers out there raising other people’s kids. So he definitely can put some positive messages out here and there despite having next to no lyrical ability. The beats on this project as a whole weren’t too good either. Again, the end of the album finishes up stronger than the beginning, but there really isn’t too much to salvage. Bizarre needs to stop rapping or maybe just be a feature here and there.

 

OVERALL RATING: 1 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

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Bizarre - Rufus

KUNIVA – THE BANDO THEORY

Kuniva of D-12 drops off a brand new album and this one is better than you expect. As far as his rhymes, I think Kuniva might be a little bit underrated. He doesn’t get the credit that he should. He definitely puts together some great bars and some clever wordplay. It’s no surprise that he came from underneath of Eminem’s umbrella because you can see the influence. The standout component of this project is definitely the production. The beats on here are really slamming. There are hard drums littered all throughout the songs. There were maybe 2 songs which I didn’t really care for, but other than that, you definitely get some hard-hitting Detroit beats with some clever wordplay on here. Any fans of Eminem or D-12 will definitely be feeling this release.

 

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

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Kuniva - The Bando Theory

BIZARRE – PILL GOD

In the world of science, there is a term called absolute zero. This is the term used for the lowest temperature possible. There is absolutely no way of getting any lower than this number. This is what I would use to explain how bad this album is. This is the absolute lowest that you can get in rap music. Bizarre is God-awful on the mic. The bars are some of the worst I have ever heard. There are probably mute people that can rap better than Bizarre. The beats on this album are trash. All guest features are trash. There is absolutely no redeeming quality on this entire project. I’m mad that my ears actually didn’t force themselves shut upon hearing this monstrosity.

OVERALL RATING: 0 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#bizarre #bizarred12 #bizarresworld #d12 #d-12 #dirtydozen #pillgod #detroit

Bizarre - Pill God

BIZARRE – TWEEK SITY 2

This album was God awful. Bizarre should have never ever been a rapper at all. The lyrics suck so bad on this project. The beats are awful. This is just a drug-filled mess all around. There is really nothing good I can say about it at all. I’m mad that I wasted time listening to such garbage. Do not listen to this at all under any circumstances.

OVERALL RATING: 0 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#bizarre #bizarred12 #bizarresworld #d12 #d-12 #tweeksity2 #tweeksity #detroit

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SWIFTY MCVAY – GREY BLOOD

This album was surprisingly good. I didn’t even know another member from D-12 was going to drop a solo project but this was the man to do it. His lyrics are surprisingly good. His flow is very good and he is able to match up with beats wonderfully on here. The beats are very good and some of them definitely stand out from the pack. “Rockin With Me” is truly a stand out track. Swifty does a good job of mixing great song concepts with some Detroit party songs on this whole collection. “Debo” and “Here 2 Party (remix)” are definitely 2 other hard hitting tracks. If you are a fan of Eminem or the whole Detroit sound, this is a must listen. I was very pleasantly surprised with this release. Swifty McVay can definitely do his thing on the mic and shouldn’t be overlooked at all.

OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#swiftymcvay #mcvayd12 #greyblood #d12 #d-12 #dirtydozen #shadyrecords #eminem #detroit

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KUNIVA – A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE VOL. 2

D-12’s Kuniva drops off a mixtape and it leaves much to be desired. From hearing him on previous D-12 albums and features, I was hoping for a lot more. I was ready to almost sacrifice the production content not being too good if the lyrics would take the place but I was sadly let down on both sides. He just doesn’t seem to bring much at all lyrically. He does sort of tell a story throughout this offering and the themes are somewhat consistent, but the lyrically complexity is just not there. I do give him points for being so honest though. That part I did feel throughout the project. The beats are average at best with nothing to really take away and remember. Unless you are a huge D-12 fan or a huge Detroit rap fan, I would pass on this one.

OVERALL RATING: 0.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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