CAMP LO – A PIECE OF THE ACTION VOL. 1

Camp Lo drops off their first installment of this mixtape series in preparation for their next album. This is basically a collection of some of their great work along the way. “Luchini (This Is It)” Is probably their most notable work that is on here. Their rhymes are what we have come to expect and love from the duo. They give us that Black-nostaljack, 70’s, rich era-type raps and we love them for it. The beats are great as well. The track “No Uniform” with M.O.P. and Pete Rock is a slamming track that you might catch yourself playing a few times. A quick 10 tracks is what they give us until the next installment and we are all excited to see what they can do.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesteaks

 

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JUICY J – HIGHLY INTOXICATED

Juicy J is back with another one and this one is pretty fun overall. I wouldn’t say it is classic by any means, but it is what we have come to expect from Juicy. He definitely shoots for par with this one. It’s a good listen. His lyrics and his flow are pretty much what you would expect to here. There are plenty of party tracks that you can bounce to with tons of drug references and descriptions of money-throwing, champagne-pouring good times. We need this every once in awhile and Juicy gives that to us just about every time. The beats are decent and produced mostly by the Suicide Boys. They definitely capture Juicy’s sound. While there is nothing monumental or game-changing about this project, there certainly isn’t anything wrong with it either. It’s just all in fun. So pour up your drink and vibe out to this joint.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

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RAPSODY – LAILA’S WISDOM

What a fantastic album for an up and coming star here! I had heard a couple Rapsody songs along the way and I was liking everything I had heard and now that she has this album out, she is definitely showing us why she is a force to be reckoned with. Her flow is amazing on this album. Her lyrics are very well thought-out, very introspective, and very well delivered. The beats on here are very good as well. It has a down South feel to it, but also gives you that touch of that boom bap that she can ride here lyrics right over top of to make it sound dope. The highlights of this album are probably the intro, “Laila’s Wisdom” and “Black And Ugly.” Both tracks have amazing production and the lyrics are so deep and concrete that it makes it hard to not love them. A lot of people will probably try to say that this is a great album by a female MC which is true, but at the end of the day, it’s just a great album period. Cop this and give it more than a few listens.

OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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APATHY & O.C. – PERESTROIKA

The wait was certainly worth it for this joint! This album is so banging and I’m so happy with how this turned out. Lyrically Apathy and O.C. are at the top of their game. The bars they spit are fantastic and very complex. I like that they have a cold winter, cold war, mother Russia feel as a backdrop to the album. It is the perfect theme for this project and they convey their rhymes perfectly. The beats are amazing on here. There are tons of great samples. The best part of this whole project is the fact that it plays through and you don’t have to skip any tracks. Consistency definitely works on here. I’d say the highlight of the album is definitely the lead single “Soviet Official.” This track is so banging and will most certainly be on repeat in your playlist. Go cop this joint immediately and don’t stop listening to it until you have wore out some type of button on whatever you listen to it on.

OVERALL RATING: 4.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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JAE HOOD – VOICE OF A GOD

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.

OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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LORD JUCO – TIFFANY JOINTS

This was a project from a dude I had never heard of before but the features on the project looked so good, I couldn’t pass it up. It was only 8 tracks and that was probably the perfect length. I’d have to say that Lord Juco is not very good lyrically. He almost sounds lazy in his approach. There was nothing that he spit that was really rewind-worthy. The beats were pretty good. I feel like they got better as the project went on. Might have started out a bit shaky but they improve. The features are really what sets this apart. You have phenomenal features from Westside Gunn, Conway, Benny, Roc Marciano, Kid Vishis, Young Zee, and Pacewon. They all murder the mic on all of their respective features. This is a decent listen if you wanna hear  some quick and dope features. Focus on those and you should be ok with this one.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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MACKLEMORE – GEMINI

Macklemore came back very strong with this new album Gemini. There is a certified hit after hit on this one. I’d almost give it a perfect score but there were maybe like one or two joints that I couldn’t get down with. As far as lyrics, I wouldn’t say that Macklemore is one of the best ever. Probably not even close. But, his flow is very sharp and I think a lot of people don’t give him the credit he deserves. He has a knack for making great songs with really focussed topics. The beats on this album are really slamming also. Macklemore took a brief hiatus from his partner-in-crime producer Ryan Lewis for this project. He still managed to find some fantastic beats for this album. This is really a cohesive project that all but plays straight through. I could do without the Offset-assisted “Willy Wonka” and the annoying “How To Play The Flute” but other than those minor missteps, I think Macklemore really hit it out of the park with this one. This is a definite must-listen project.

OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

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