EL CAMINO – GOLD BRICKS

El Camino drops a new project that is very quick. It is over almost before you know it began. He does his thing lyrically for the most part. You pretty much get what you expect from El Camino. For features, he enlists Jae Skeese, Trav, Chanel, and Madhattan. The production on here is rather laid back overall. You aren’t going to get any boom bap beats on here. Rather, you get decent samples and lo-fi beats. It’s not really a bad project at all, I just think that there is some room for improvement on this one.


OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


#elcamino #elcaminosway #griselda #gxfr #segang #goldbricks


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EL CAMINO – EL CAMINO 3

El Camino drops off his third self-titled album. It definitely seems like he went harder with this one. You can definitely hear the effort more throughout this project. His bars are hard and Griselda to the core. This one has a few features from the likes of 38 Spesh, Harry Fraud, Jay Worthy, and more. The beats are slamming and very cohesive as you move throughout the album. This is one of his strongest albums to date and if you are a fan of El Camino, you will definitely be feeling this one.


OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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EL CAMINO – LET THERE BE LIGHT

El Camino drops off a melancholy new project to show fans some more vulnerable sounds from him. His bars on this go round show more pain and hurt in his life and fans should definitely be able to connect with him on that. He does a good job at really putting his pen to paper and showing people what is going on with him. The beats on here are slightly above average. He did a really good job selecting the right beats. They seem to have more soul to them and are more robust than previous work. All in all, this is definitely one of the better El Camino albums out there.


OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


#elcamino #elcaminosway #griselda #gxfr #segang #lettherebelight #ltbl


EL CAMINO & CAMOFLAUGE MONK – WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT

El Camino teams up with producer Camoflauge Monk to bring us this latest project. This one is definitely on par with El Camino’s recent work. His bars are about what we would expect from him. There are features from Meyhem Lauren, Boldy James, Skyzoo, Jae Skeese, and more. The production is pretty decent throughout. It definitely plays through cohesively so that is a positive. This is basically your standard El Camino album. Griselda fans will definitely rejoice.


OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


#elcamino #elcaminosway #griselda #gxfr #segang #camoflaugemonk #walkbyfaithandnotbysight #wbfanbs


EL CAMINO & CHASE FETTI – BETHLEHEM

El Camino and Chase Fetti link up for this latest project. This one is pretty average and doesn’t really stand out a lot. The rhymes are average and about what you would expect. The beats are decent, but I really wouldn’t call anything classic on here. With only 7 tracks on the project, there really wasn’t a lot of room for error. Longer projects usually tend to do better. While this isn’t a whack album at all (it’s actually a decent listen), it’s not really one that we are going to have on repeat either. There is no “wow factor.”


OVERALL RATING: 2.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


#elcamino #elcaminosway #griselda #gxfr #segang #chasefetti #bethlehem


EL CAMINO – IF YOU KNOW YOU KNOW EP

El Camino drops off a super quick EP with 6 new songs. The standout part of this album is definitely the beats on here. They sound like classic Griselda with slamming drums and spooky samples. They even lifted an old Jedi Mind Tricks track on here. Classic hip hop heads should be able to spot that track. El Camino does a decent job with the bars as well. He seemed to be hitting for par on the lyrical side of things. You’ll see features from Boldy James, Billie Essco, Skyzoo, and more. The highlight of this project is “Championship Match” featuring Meyhem Lauren. Meyhem Lauren just absolutely rips his verse and shows that no matter how long it goes without hearing him rap, it doesn’t matter because he is coming back hard. Even though this was quick, it was a good listen. El Camino continues to be consistent.


OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


#elcamino #elcaminosway #griselda #gxfr #segang #ifyouknowyouknow #iykyk


EL CAMINO – BLOCK WORK

El Camino delivers a great new project entitled Block Work. From the first track, you can tell there was a great deal of effort put into this album. The bars are elevated throughout this work. He really puts a lot of thought and pain and stories into this one. The beats are certainly above average as well. This one has more of a classic Griselda feel to it which makes it sound fantastic sonically. Highlights include “Avenue Thug” with its slamming beat and “King Talk” with its soulful sung sample. El Camino definitely showed us a good time with this release.


OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


#elcamino #elcaminosway #griselda #gxfr #segang #blockwork


EL CAMINO & TRICKYTRIPPZ – ON THE 3RD DAY

El Camino links up with producer TrickyTrippz to give us another dope installment. This one is a pretty standard release for El Camino. On the mic, he gives us the same bars we are used to. He gives us his view of the streets and his insights in his own way. He was definitely hitting for par on the lyrical tip. The beats are pretty decent. Definitely nothing to complain about on that front. There are strong beats that are sure to please hip hop purists. I wouldn’t call them classic by any means, but they are definitely strong. I was digging the sample flip on the last track “Still Remember.” All in all, this is a pretty standard project. Give it a spin and see what you think.


OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


#elcamino #elcaminosway #griselda #gxfr #segang #trickytrippz #itstrickytrippz #onthe3rdday #onthethirdday


EL CAMINO & 38 SPESH – SACRED PSALMS

El Camino employs 38 Spesh on the boards to give us a super quick but super dope project. El Camino seems to really shine on the mic on this one. I don’t know if the beats brought it out of him or what, but he definitely has some focused rhymes on here. 38 Spesh definitely helps out with bringing out a fresh new batch of beats too. They definitely go hard on here and seem perfectly-matched for El Camino. These two do great work together and it is good to see them working as usual. The highlight on this project is probably “Camino Season.” El Camino definitely blacks out on this one. We can’t wait to see what they do next together.


OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


#elcamino #elcaminosway #griselda #gxfr #segang #38spesh #iamspesh #trustgang #trust #sacredpsalms


EL CAMINO – WALK BY FAITH

El Camino releases a brand new album that is decent. I think the album starts out a lot better and sort of trails off towards the end. His bars are decent throughout and he sounds pretty good with his delivery. The beats on here are for the most part pretty good. I think at times, they can get a bit drowzy, but hold their own for the most part. This is not his best work thus far, but he definitely has it in him to create special moments musically. El Cmaino fans will definitely be satisfied by this project, but we know that deep down, he can push harder and achieve great things.


OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


#elcamino #elcaminosway #griselda #gxfr #segang #walkbyfaith #wbf


EL CAMINO – THE MINOTAUR / MONEY FOR BAIL

These were pretty much the same album as I believe El Camino first tried to release it as Money For Bail, but then called it The Minotaur while removing the track “Top Grease.” This was a very quick album as every track is only like 2 minutes long so it plays through incredibly fast. While it wasn’t necessarily a bad album, I have to ask, are this many 2 minute songs necessary? Can’t we just put a little more effort into songs instead of constantly just throwing out mediocre material to stay relevant? On the mic, El Camino sounds okay. There really isn’t anything mind blowing that he is rapping about. The beats on here are definitely some clever samples that sounds dope over some drums. All in all, not a bad album, but I feel like more effort could have been put forth.

 

OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

#elcamino #elcaminosway #griselda #gxfr #segang #theminotaur #moneyforbail

 

El Camino - The Minotaur

EL CAMINO & 38 SPESH – MARTYR’S PRAYER

El Camino teams up with 38 Spesh on the production to bring this new project to light. One this is definitely apparent, this duo works well together. Although this record might be in the top tier level, it is strong on its own. El Camino definitely sets the stage with his bars and does a decent job on that side. 38 Spesh definitely produces some strong tracks to showcase his talent as well. He is really proving himself on both the lyrical side and the production side of things. Although this is a short project, there is some definite strength being displayed here.

 

OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

#elcamino #elcaminosway #griselda #gxfr #segang #38spesh #iamspesh #trust #trustarmy #martyrsprayer

 

El Camino & 38 Spesh - Martyr's Prayer

EL CAMINO – EL CAMINO 2

El Camino releases a pretty decent second installment EP of his self titled series. He’s relatively decent with bars. When it comes to Griselda artists, he’s not my go-to, but nevertheless, he fills in some of the gaps that are left behind by others. He does a good job with the lyrics showing us what that Buffalo, NY lifestyle is all about. The beats on here are decent to above average. They always do a relatively good job with crafting that whole Griselda sound and that comes through apparent on this project as well. The highlight on this project is “Shrimp At Phillipes” featuring Benny The Butcher. Benny absolutely rips his verse on here. If you are a Griselda fan, here is another brick on the house.

 

OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

#elcamino #elcaminosway #griselda #gxfr #segang #elcamino2

 

El Camino - El Camino 2

EL CAMINO & BOZACK MORRIS – SAINT MUERTE

What a dope combination this project turned out to be. El Camino teams up with producer Bozack Morris to give us a quick and effective new album. El Camino sounds really dope over the beats created for him here. You almost get the sense that you are on a 1970’s drug smuggling run in an old Lincoln towncar with a few bricks in the trunk as you listen through. The production sounds great. The first track “Real Shit” is just a sinister sounding romp into street life that comes off pretty dope. Bozack Morris did a great job with creating the soundscape to this one. With El Camino on the rhymes and the Westside Gunn adlibs of car screeches and guns shooting, you are definitely set up for success with this one.

 

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

#elcamino #elcaminosway #griselda #gxfr #segang #bozackmorris #ggbrrecords #saintmuerte

 

El Camino & Bozack Morris - Saint Muerte

OH JAY & EL CAMINO – WHERE’S MY PYREX

MCs Oh Jay and El Camino team up for another quick album. The rhymes are just about decent on here. There really aren’t any frills or over the top antics to check for. These are pretty much just going to be basic rhymes. The beats are about average to maybe slightly above average. The Griselda crew is usually known for the beats so it’s no wonder that production would be a strong point. This is pretty much just an average listen. Not too much jumping out on this one.

 

OVERALL RATING: 2.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

#ohjay #elcamino #elcaminosway #griselda #gxfr #segang #wheresmypyrex #wmp

 

Oh Jay & El Camino - Where's My Pyrex

EL CAMINO – LOTT AND ABRAHAM

El Camino is one of those artists that I know can be really dope, but just seems to have been slipping recently with projects. This one is a quick, 8 song EP with not too much flair too it. As far as rhymes go, you aren’t going to get anything too earth-shattering here on this go round. He does give some introspective rhymes about growing up and certain situational stories surrounding that which is appreciated. The beats are a little subpar for the hardcore Griselda fan. You aren’t really getting any slappers on this one at all. I’d like to see El Camino give a bit of a harder project the next time around because this one just didn’t do it.

 

OVERALL RATING: 1 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

#elcamino #elcaminosway #griselda #gxfr #segang #lottandabraham #lot&abraham

 

El Camino - Lott And Abraham

EL CAMINO – DON’T EAT THE FRUIT

The Griselda associate drops a new album and this one can clearly be broken down into its two core parts. On the mic, El Camino is does okay. He is nowhere near as good lyrically as his Griselda counterparts. I wouldn’t say he is bad at all, but the rhymes definitely do need some work. He didn’t really say anything that was rewind worthy on this project. The beats are definitely the shining part of this album. With super hard hitting drum and bass lines, these beats sound exactly like what you would expect from the Griselda camp. I found myself wishing that there were more features from either label mates or even other MCs. The track “Ghetto Luv” will definitely make you remember the sample from when Game used it on The Red Album with Drake. Overall, this really isn’t a bad listen. I’d just concentrate more on the production than the lyrics.

 

OVERALL RATING: 2.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

#elcamino #elcaminosway #griselda #gxfr #segang #donteatthefruit #detf

 

El Camino - Don't Eat The Fruit

EL CAMINO – EL CAMINO EP

This was a pretty decent release from a lesser-known Griselda camp member El Camino. Even though it was only 8 tracks long, you could tell he was cooking with something here. It starts out with a dope Intro track where they replay local Buffalo police and news reports about all the violence in the city. It really sets the tone for how this EP is and also the sound you are going to get from the whole record label. Lyrically, El Camino is definitely not the best member of the crew, but he is good enough. He almost sounds sinister over the beats provided. The beats are really what stands out on here. The EP is chock full of hard and grimy beats that are reminiscent of classic 90s New York sound. Real hip hop heads will definitely appreciate this one.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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El Camino EP