J-Hood drops a brand new project with 10 songs for fans. This one is pretty decent overall. On the mic, he is powerful and spits his rhymes with a lot of force and confidence. The bars are pretty good overall. There’s only one feature from Sean Sutton. The beats on here are pretty decent as well. There were definitely some tracks that were a bit better than the average out there in the industry today. All in all, this was definitely a good job by J-Hood. We always look forward to seeing what he will do next.
J-Hood teams up with Donnie Gramz to give us an incredibly short, but yet still dope project. Although there are only 4 tracks on here, these 2 get right to work. Donnie Gramz sounds decent but J-Hood definitely sounds focused and his flow sounds good on here. I wouldn’t say the bars are classic, but they sound strong. The beats on here definitely stand out as well. There are some good samples and some good drums to get the heads nodding out there. All in all, this was a pretty decent project. It just could have been more fleshed out.
J-Hood gives us a third chapter of his Pesci series with this latest offering. He really does sound pretty good throughout this project. On the mic, his flow is dope and it sounds like he is getting better and better. He has a more refined and focused sound. There are no features so it is all just J-Hood handling the rhymes. The production was stepped up as well. When you hear beats like “That Talk” and “No Friend Of Mine” you really can hear how he has selected better quality beats for this project. The only downfall was the length of the tracks. A lot of them only clocked in at about a minute and a half which was too short. Leave the fans wanting more works sometimes, but ya gotta give them enough in the first place. All in all, not a bad project for J-Hood.
J-Hood comes right back again with chapter 2 of the Pesci series. This one is again, short but pretty good. I wish these projects would be longer, but J-Hood does a good job at keeping the energy up throughout. His rhymes are aggressive and he shows a flow that seems to be improving. He really is capable of spitting some dope bars just as he did in the past. I’m glad that he hasn’t sold out to cater to the sound of today. The beats match and definitely go hard on here as well. The highlight is “Mob Ties” which features a verse from Eto. J-Hood did another great job and we look forward to seeing what else he can do in the future.
J Hood delivers a project that doesn’t feature him at all, but rather a bunch of new up-and-comers. To be quite honest, this project is very average. There really isn’t anything that stands out on here at all. All of the rappers are pretty basic and pretty much come a dime a dozen. You’re not really going to hear any bars that make you want to hit that rewind button. As far as the beats, they are decent. There’s nothing that is going to go down in the hip-hop hall of fame or anything, just standard beats. So if you are interested in hearing some new voices, this is the project for you. Just don’t expect any superstars.
J-Hood comes back with another new project. This one is pretty decent overall. It’s a quick listen at only 11 tracks. Some of them are a bit shorter. With the bars, he sounds pretty fresh. It almost has the old school J-Hood sound that he had when he was rhyming with the LOX more. It sounds like the hunger is still there which is a good thing. The production is pretty average to a tad above average. There are some heaters on here like “Fuk Sal” featuring Shabaam Sahdeeq. The whole Joe Pesci backdrop is definitely a clever idea as well and it’s almost hard to believe that no one had ever done that before. This one is definitely worth a quick listen.
This is more of a spoken word or poetry album. I actually think he did a decent job on this one. It is a more laid back sounding J-Hood and you can actually hear more of his thoughts and perceptions. I think he did a really good job of opening up and letting himself be more vulnerable. Plus he has some really dope lines if you listen closely enough. There are beats behind every track, mostly piano type melodies. It actually fits pretty good for what it is. This isn’t the type of thing you ride around bumping in your whip, but it’s still worth a good listen to catch some of his perspectives on things. Very good job by J-Hood on this one.
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 wasn’t a very good release from J-Hood. It felt like a bunch of throwaways that didn’t make the cut for a studio album. His bars were decent, but there wasn’t really anything that left a lasting impression. The beats weren’t too good at all on this one. The hooks were shoddy at best. This just didn’t seem like a very well-constructed project at all. I know J-Hood has it in him to rip the mic, but he just didn’t perform on this project for some reason.
East and West coasts team up for this collaboration in what turns out to be a pretty decent album. You mix the veteran MC who has stayed churning out music, Yukmouth, and you put him together with a decent NY MC J-Hood and that is a recipe for something pretty good. As far as lyrics, I wouldn’t say that either MC is stellar, but they definitely do their things respectively on here. You’re not really going to get any mind-blowing bars, but they can at least keep the listener interested. There are a lot worse MCs out there. The beats are pretty decent too. You’re mainly going to hear more of the Bay Area vibe on here and Yukmouth is definitely more accomodated over those type of beats. They both actually sound good over the production though. I wouldn’t say there are any classic tracks on here, but at the same time, you’re not really going to hear anything whack either. At 23 tracks, this is definitely a sizeable album and it takes awhile to get through, but you should be pleased most of the way through.
This was not horrible, but at the same time disappointing record. J-Hood is capable of more than this. I know he can be better than this. This is a whole EP basically aimed at the new rapper Tekashi69. Why would you ever waste your time and energy on someone that is less than yourself? You are better than this J-Hood. The songs are ok at best, but I just hate when rappers aim lower than their own standards. Why give this rainbow-haired freak any more attention? Just move on and make dope music. I mean, I agree with the disses is he making on Tekashi69, but why waste our time on this? Let lames fail and let greatness rise. I know you are better than this J-Hood. Don’t start pointless beef just to get popping out here.
J-Hood is back with a pretty dope album. Although, I definitely don’t agree with the title, as arrogant as it sounds, this project still came out to be pretty good. I think one concept he needs to give up is the fact that he used to rhyme with the LOX. Let the past be the past and focus on what you do best and focus on the future. Lyrically, he has some skills and his voice is good to listen to. I think he definitely has that cocky sound that is needed for rappers. Just work on the bars and perfect the craft. The beats really stand out on this project. You can definitely tell the level of production was stepped on on this release. I don’t quite think the rhymes match the production level, but at the same time they are not too far off. The drums are just super hard throughout most tracks on here and you can tell the difference. All in all, I think this was a strong release for the MC. He is staying consistent and that is key in today’s game.
This was a quick tape but a definite banger from J-Hood. I was kind of surprised at how hard the tracks bang on here. Lyrically J-Hood is pretty decent. I wouldn’t say that he is of the upper elite of MCs but he can definitely hold his own. He’s got some good features on here, especially from Big Twins. The beats are the strong point of this album. There are some straight slammers on this one. You can definitely put these on the car and ride out to the whole project. The two things I would hold against this album would be the length of the project and the pointless skits that are on here. Take the skits off and throw a few more bangers on here, and you would have an awesome album. The highlight of the project is probably “No Doubt” featuring Phil Da Agony and Saigon. This beat just knocks and provides the perfect backdrop for the MCs to rip it. Definitely check out this quick project.
This was a quick mixtape that is basically a collection of newer freestyles and some new tracks. It’s okay overall. I was never a huge Jae Hood fan but I know the dude has some bars. I like the cockiness of his voice (pause). He comes off with a lot of bravado and his flow is pretty decent. The beats that he chose are ok. He raps over some decent beats and then some other new stuff that isn’t really all that like the “Ooouuu” beat. All in all this record is just okay. If you have nothing else going on, throw this on and you’ll get to hear at least some decent freestyles.