Lloyd Banks drops a brand new album that is pretty strong and true to the New York sound. With the bars, you already know that Lloyd Banks is a monster and he is relentless. He never lets up with his barrage of tight bars. He’s been doing this a long time and is a master at the microphone. The lyrics on this new album is no different. One of the only downfalls is hooks. His hooks haven’t been the best and often times are basically just more bars. It is hard to get a catchy hook. Not many rappers can create great ones. He does have some fantastic features from New York greats like Conway, Tony Yayo, Dave East, Vado, and more. The production on this album is pretty slamming. I’d say that the album starts off pretty strong and might trail off a bit as you get towards the end. It can sound repetitive at times with not a lot of distinction between songs. That aside though, it still is a pretty decent listen. The highlight of the whole album is the track “Menace” with Conway. Both MCs absolutely destroy the mic over an ominous beat. Fans will definitely appreciate this album.
Lloyd Banks is back with a brand new album that clocks in at a hefty 18 tracks. I’ll admit, it is great to hear Banks back on the mic again. His bars are expertly-crafted and are done surgically. He is often looked over when it comes to the great New York veterans which is a crime. He can come up with wordplay that is unlike any others out there and fills a verse to the brim with dope lines. He does that on every track on here. The beats on here are probably better on the first half of the project than they are on the second half, but nonetheless pretty dope overall. Thes highlight is probably the first song “Propane” in which the beat is slamming and Banks unleashes a barrage of bars for heads to consume. This was a good look for Banks and we are always glad to get some new music from the G-Unit veteran.
Young Buck hits us with another project and it does sound like there was a little more life breathed into him on this one. On the mic, Buck sounds a little bit more energized. He spits bars that are decent enough. He is at least hitting for par on that tip. There are features from Lil Boosie, Tee Grizzley, Berner, and more. On the production side of things, the beats are decent as well. I think he moves away from the trap style beats and moves to some more classic-sounding style of beats. It is a little more reminiscent of his music from the G-Unit era. It might not be quite all the way there, but it definitely moved a bit in the right direction. All in all, this was an average effort from Young Buck.
Young Buck drops a new mixtape called Vaccine. This one is pretty average for him. His bars are pretty realistic showing the struggle of hustlers in the trap. The wordplay is pretty basic though so if you are looking for bars, you won’t find them here. The production on here is definitely darker and more low tempo. You’re definitely not going to get any happy, radio-friendly tracks on here at all. As far as Buck records go, this one is pretty middle of the road for his catalog. The highlight on here is probably “What Next.” His bars are very realistic on here and you definitely have to give some credit to an artist to be able to paint pictures verbally. All in all, this is not Buck’s best work, but it’s not terrible either.
Young Buck is back with a new pack for fans during the quarantine. This project has 7 tracks and I really gotta say that Buck sounds more like the old Buck that we all grew to love. He sounds more true to form and comes off a lot better on this one. His flow and his rhymes have been stepped up. He gives us that street view of desperation and struggle, but in his own unique way. The beats on here have definitely been stepped up. The production has harder drums and sounds better than a lot of the trap style stuff he has rapped over recently. This was a very good comeback and a lot better look for Young Buck. Keep up the good work.
Young Buck comes back with a rather interesting, yet still average release for him. As far as the theme for this album, it is pretty genius to provide a backdrop for Trump’s impeachment proceedings. Every song is named after some facet of government or government proceedings. It was definitely a good theme and concept to come up with. The rhymes on here are pretty average for Young Buck. You definitely get what you expect on here as far as his bars. The beats on here are pretty average as well. As you listen through, you can almost lose interest as some songs start to sound the same. The one song I will him credit for is “MIA” featuring Savvy B. This is a pretty smoothed out track and I think the singing from Savvy B over the hook really helps it out. This is definitely the highlight of this project. All in all, this really isn’t a bad project, it’s just that it doesn’t really stand out in Young Buck’s extensive catalog.
If you want to hear an album of the same song over and over again, then this is your project. Just about every song on here sounds exactly the same. It’s the same old, tired Young Buck flow that just isn’t holding its weight anymore. He’s saying the same old stuff he has always been saying. The beats are just the same recycled trap beats that we don’t want to hear. Get back on some harder beats please. The only songs I might give a little credit to are “Roll Up” which features Kokane and maybe “Appreciate Me” which sounds like it might have a little bit more life in it than the other records. Other than these, this project is tired. Put this thing to rest please.
This is the type of Valentine’s Day gift you see laying on the side of the road because someone threw it right out the window. That’s exactly what you wanna do with this project from Young Buck. This album is god awful. He tries to sing all throughout the project. His rhymes are whack. The beats aren’t good at all. This is pure trash from start to finish. When you listen to Young Buck’s debut album with G-Unit and then this piece of crap, it’s hard to believe it’s the same guy. The only reason I’m giving this any kind of rating is just out of respect for what I know Young Buck could once do. For the love of God, never make stuff like this again, please.
Young Buck comes back with yet another installment of his 10 series and this one was pretty quickly after the last one for some reason. These records are getting played out. It’s project after project of subpar work. These albums are not going to stand the test of time. His bars are the typical street bars. One thing I do like is the energy he displays when he raps. The beats are the same ol tired things we have heard on the last 7 or 8 projects. There are no new themes or interesting songs on here as usual. Young Buck needs a lot of work. He needs something new. Something that sounds good and something deeper.
This is not a very good release at all. It’s 6 songs in total. Young Buck is of course known from his G-Unit days while I had never heard of Tremaine before. None of the lyrics are really that good at all on this project. While I do appreciate the grim and harsh view of street life that is presented on this project, it really isn’t cleverly conveyed. The beats on here are pretty low down on the production spectrum as well. It sounds like the equivalent of taking any random Soundcloud producer’s beats out there and making an EP out of it. There’s nothing memorable on this project at all. On to the next one.
This next project for Young Buck in his 10 series was slightly better than he has been doing, however still not rewind button worthy. The energy is definitely still present as he spits hard and gritty street raps that are pretty visual. I don’t think he’s at the top of his game or anything, but he is definitely attempting to come back a little harder with this release. The beats on here are a little below average. Definitely gone are the days of the dope G-Unit beats that the streets craved. Buck is basically trying to salvage anything out here that might sound like a dope beat and it is not really working too well. This is another album that you will probably listen to once and then just discard. It was a step in the right direction, but just not as many steps as we needed as fans.
This album was just straight up not good. Young Buck definitely holds his place in hip-hop history with G-Unit, but he has put out a lot better material than this in the past. It’s like he wasn’t even trying on this one. The beats were whack. The rhymes were whack. He is almost trying to sound like these new age trap rappers when he used to never sound like that. Stop trying to sell out and sound like current trends. This was just very disappointing overall. There really was nothing even salvageable on this entire project. The only reason I am even giving it any kind of rating is because I believe Young Buck has potential. Do yourself a favor and just skip this one all together.
The G-Unit veteran drops off a quick project here of some really dope freestyles. Lyrically, he has always been crazy and I think he has been super underrated for a long time. People just don’t see how complex and varied his bars are. He is able to take a lot of different words and really flesh them out in a dope way in his writings. It might be his voice that loses people as it is a little less pronounced than a lot of other rappers. Nevertheless, he has always been killing it and he is definitely doing that on this new project. All of the bars are definitely top notch. They sound great over top some of the most classic beats that are out there as well. When I hear someone freestyle, these are the beats that I want to hear them rap over. He raps over the “Mighty Healthy” and “Sugar Hill” beats just to name some of them. If you wanna hear a quick onslaught of a lyrical assault over dope beats, this is the project for you. My only criticism is that I wish this would have been longer.
Kidd Kidd did a decent job with this release. This was the type of project that started out pretty good and dipped off slightly towards the end. With the bars, Kidd Kidd is pretty consistent. His flow is what carries him for the most part. I think he gives us a good portrayal of street life while keeping it moving with a versatile flow. He even switches up his flow on the first couple tracks to show us what he is capable of. The beats are pretty decent on here in the beginning. I think they are some decent tracks to ride to. There is nothing really Earth-shattering here, but it’s definitely a good effort. This isn’t his best work and it’s not his worst work. If you like Kidd Kidd, you will enjoy this project.
This project right here is pretty much the definition of selling out. Young Buck, who had so much fame and notoriety with G-Unit, now sounds like a lot of these trap-rapping, mumble rappers out here. He has traded in his down South gangster flow and grittiness and now sounds like everyone else. Lyrically I think he does still give us a very small glimpse of how raw the street life is but it is all but lost with the way that he has switched up his flow. The beats on here are below average. There is nothing on here that is at all reminiscent of the G-Unit glory days. There are no dope concepts on here. There is nothing that is rewind-worthy at all. None of it is going to get stuck in your head. This project is pretty much forgettable. I wouldn’t waste any time on this project.
This latest release from the G-Unit veteran is pretty consistent. If you are a Lloyd Banks fan, you will appreciate this joint. Banks brings a relentless barrage of complex lyrics as he always does and the rhymes don’t disappoint. The beats are very good as well. He has a knack for picking producers that almost give you an other-worldly experience. While they might not be the most well-received beats, they seem to fit Bank’s style. The standout tracks on here are probably “Insomniac” and “Reap What You Sow.” If nothing else, this project is very consistent from track to track the whole way through. Slamming beats and relentless rhymes from the Punch Line King will have you replaying this joint.
This project is fantastic. Such a strong release from the G-Unit crew that must have been lost in the mix or something. It does have a bit of a dated sound which is an absolute compliment. The beats on this joint are fantastic. It’s like fire track after fire track. All of the members of the Unit shine on every track. The only 2 tracks I didn’t really care for are the last 2 but everything else is superb. Kidd Kidd really shines as he displays how he can ride the beat. His flow is crazy. Lloyd Banks does what he always does best. He is so lyrical and really shows his complicated rhyme style while riding the beat perfectly. Tony Yayo comes hard with the in your face rhymes that catch your attention. Young Buck definitely rounds it out with his down south style and his way to provide a good sound on hooks. The stand out track on here is probably “Set The Pick” which features everyone perfectly on the hot beat. Another hot joint is the “Free Young Buck Freestyle” in which Buck raps over a great collection of classic down south beats over the last 20 years. This is a must listen. You will not be disappointed with this release!