YOUNG ZEE – SCUMBAG

Young Zee from The Outsidaz drops a brand new album for fans to dissect his bars. When he constructs his bars, it almost feels as if he is going to run out of words or phrases, but he always manages to catch one more that you never thought of. He is definitely skilled at putting together some great phrases in his bars. He has some features from Vinnie Paz, Rah Digga, and Pacewon who all give skilled performances. The beats on here might not be the best, but you will definitely put more attention towards the bars. All in all, this was a pretty decent presentation. We always look forward to releases from the Outsidaz crew.


OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


#youngzee #outsidaz #theoutsidaz #newark #nj #scumbag


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PACEWON & DANIEL EL CAMPEON – INVINCIBLES

The Outsidaz veteran Pacewon links up with producer Daniel El Campeon to give us a new and funky 6 track project called Invincibles. Although it is so short, El Campeon really hits us with some hard-hitting drums in a quick amount of time. He really creates some nice boom bap for an MC to do his thing over. Naturally Pacewon picks up on this and does his thing on the mic. As far as subject matter, it definitely sounds like he had a girl or 2 on his mind when writing his bars. It is definitely good when you see an MC open up more and share with the world. All in all, this was a good project. I wish it would have had more tracks, but that’s what they always say: Leave the audience wanting more.


OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


#pacewon #outsidaz #theoutsidaz #newark #danielelcampeon #invincibles


PACEWON – GHOST IN THE MACHINE: MOTOKO KUSANAJI

Pacewon releases a quick 4 track EP of some new tracks. This one is a very fast and decent listen. At only 4 tracks, there’s not a lot of time to make a statement. Pacewon has been around for a very long time in the game. He is a veteran when it comes to this whole rhyming thing. On the mic, Pacewon is pretty decent on this one. I’d say this is one of his more average performances. He does recruit help from a few features from Lawrence Arnell, Rah Digga, and Mad Squablz. All of them have good verses to showcase. The beats on this project are pretty average. You get some pretty standard beats with somewhat interesting samples. All in all, not a bad job, but we’d like to see a more fleshed-out project next time.


OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


#pacewon #outsidaz #theoutsidaz #newark #ghostinthemachine #motokokusanaji


PACEWON – THE PACEWON AFFECT

This album was just a tad under average for me. I still have the original Outsidaz Night Life CD when they released it back in the day so I have known about them for a long time. Pacewon isn’t a bad MC, but I don’t think he did too good of a job on this one. His bars can be simplistic at times. He did have a few lines where he was really snapping, but there were a few other times where they were borderline cringe-worthy. I was under-impressed with the beats as well. At times, they were a tad too simplistic as well. This one just wasn’t up to the standard that I had thought of when I heard the Outsidaz.

OVERALL RATING: 2 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#pacewon #outsidaz #theoutsidaz #thepacewonaffect #pacewonaffect #newark

Pacewon - The Pacewon Affect