EMINEM – KAMIKAZE

Surprise, Eminem drops off a new album without anyone having any clue it was coming. The master wordsmith surprised everyone and quickly becomes that talk of the town with this scathing offering to all recent critics. Let’s be honest, his last album Revival sucked. There was not much that was salvageable on that album at all. So Em had to do something here. He couldn’t go out on that note. He created this new album as a response to a lot of people that had opinions about his last album. Was it a smart idea? I’m not really sure. On one hand, he had to come back out and address things. On the other hand, why does he even need to respond to anyone? He’s Eminem. Lyrically, he is unmatched on this offering. He drops a barrage of dope bars throughout the whole project. On a scale of 1-10 on lyrics, I gotta give the dude an 11 for his level of skill. He’s definitely one of the G.O.A.T.s. The beats on this project are a different story. There are some that are decent like “Fall” or “Venom” or possibly even “Stepping Stone.” They have decent drum tracks on them to provide a good beat. Then you get a track like “Not Alike” which is just terrible. He is clearly making fun of the Migos style stuff with this one but makes it sound exactly like their style. If you don’t like something and want to make fun of it, why would you imitate it? This was just unnecessary to me. He really needs to get some better beats for songs. Eminem should be rapping over stuff that sounds like actual rap beats and not old rock samples. That formula hasn’t worked on the last 3 albums so please stop with that kind of stuff. He has gotten better since Revival, but there is still room for more improvement.

 

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

#eminem #marshallmathers #kamikaze #paulrosenberg #shade45 #shadyrecords #shady #slimshady #aftermath #drdre #detroit

 

Eminem - Kamikaze
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JAG – 2700

Jag returns with a pretty decent offering here. This one is nothing too crazy but it is not bad at all. It has a real upbeat feel to it which I appreciated. I almost got the vibe that he was trying to create a West Coast sound, but I could be wrong with his approach. The beats are pretty decent overall. There wasn’t anything that was way too memorable but, there’s nothing whack on here either. It’s a decent vibe throughout. Lyrically, Jag is pretty good. I think his flow is damn near perfect. He is really good at being relentless with the lyrics and staying on beat perfectly. There are a few moments where he tries to appeal to this whole trap flow of today, but other than that, I think he stays true to himself. The highlight was probably “Saturday Night” featuring Garren. This is a dope party track that has a very good vibe to it. You will definitely want to check this out if you are a fan of his work. This is one of his better projects.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#chubbyjag #jag #southcentraljag #bodybagjag #2700

Jag - 2700

FRENCH MONTANA – NO STYLIST EP

Very quick. French Montana. 3 songs. 1 Drake feature. Rhymes aren’t too good at all. Just sounds like French had a stroke or has Tourette’s syndrome and is just spewing out random words and they might happen to occasionally rhyme. Beats are below average, maybe average at best. You’re not really going to get much out of this one at all. If there is anything redeeming about this, it’s that it is so quick. Not too much pain for the eardrum.

OVERALL RATING: 1.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#frenchmontana #nostylist #nostylistep #cokeboys #cokewave #wavegods #badboy #haaaaan

French Montana - No Stylist EP

NINE – KING

The 90’s “Whatcha Want” rapper Nine has returned with a brand new album produced entirely by The Snowgoons. This album is chock full of fantastic songs to keep your head nodding. Nine’s voice is just amazing and it drives a lot of his gritty and raw lyrics. He sounds like someone took a weed whacker, placed it on his vocal chords, and just let it rip. The outcome is a raw and scratchy voice that can spit street lyrics with the rest of them. The beats on this album are top notch. It’s hard to get better boom bap beats than the ones on this project. The lead single “The Revenent” is a perfectly crafted song to show the world that Nine is back to make the streets remember him. You absolutely can’t go wrong with this project. You will definitely have this one bumping in the whip for awhile to come.

OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#nine #nine212 #king #bronx

Nine - King

CURRENSY – FIRE IN THE CLOUDS

Another good release from Currensy. I actually thought he did a little better than average on this one. Lyrically, he speeds it up just a tad. His flow is slightly faster than his usual slow drawl. There’s a bit more energy throughout this project as you listen through it. This might be due to the production side of this project. It seems to be a little bit more upbeat and a little bit more musical than past releases. Currensy really gets the audience lifted throughout this project and shows us that there is in fact Fire In The Clouds.

 

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

#currensy #currensy_spitta #jetlife #spittaandretti #andretti #neworleans #billionairesboysclub #currensyspitta #currency #fireintheclouds #rapsnlowriders

 

Currensy - Fire In The Clouds

A.G. – THE TASTE OF AMBROSIA

The DITC vet is back with another album and this one is pretty decent overall. I will say that it doesn’t really sound like a lot of other offerings from DITC though. Production wise, it almost has an other-worldly feel to it. You don’t really get that gritty DITC studios sound like you do on other offerings, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. There’s a lot more instrumentation behind a lot of these beats. AG definitely does what he does on the mic. You get what you expect from him lyrically and that is a good thing. Nothing too crazy, but nothing whack either. He is definitely shooting for par on here. All in all, this was a decent release from the DITC member.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#agofditc #ag #andrethegiant #thetasteofambrosia #ttoa #ditc

AG - The Taste Of Ambrosia

BUN B – RETURN OF THE TRILL

Bun B is back with another trill installment for fans. I gotta be honest, this one wasn’t as dope as I expected it to be. It wasn’t whack by any means, but I just don’t think it has lived up to the hype of previous solo albums from Bun. I think the main culprit was the production. He has some dope tracks on here, but it just didn’t fill out the project as much as previous efforts have done like Trill OG. I wanted to hear that one song that was just a certified down south banger and it really wasn’t delivered. There were some highlights on this though. “Traphandz” with Yo Gotti and 2Chainz was a pretty dope and catchy song. The chorus is definitely one that will draw you in and keep you there. The best song on here is probably “Blood On The Dash.” This is a perfectly written song about the different perspectives of a man riding home at the end of the night and a police officer patrolling. These 2 have an inevitable crossing of paths and gives their perspectives through the whole interaction. This is an example of perfect penmanship by Bun B here. His rhymes throughout the project are pretty decent, but I would have liked to have seen some different production. All in all, this one is not too bad.

OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

#bunb #bun #bunbtrillog #returnofthetrill #rott #ugk #undergroundkingz #pimpc #houston #portarthur #texas

Bun B - Return Of The Trill