So, unless an album moves me, I don’t feel a need to do a full review on them anymore. So I’ll start calling this posts “My Two Cents”. Cause it’s that, my opinion. Regardless, I was asked by a follower of what I thought about this last night. Coincidentally, I had just put this on my IPod.
First off, I don’t go by what artist portray themselves physically. Just look at Effect who looks like Kevin Smith but can hold a mic with some of the dopest emcees. But it seriously grosses me out seeing School Boy’s taco meat and man titties every so slightly accessorized by swap meet or prison style tattoos. So I opted to just give it the old college try.
So diving into it, I can honestly say I heard worse. But I was not moved… Maybe I’m just not gangster enough for this. I mean, I was willing to overlook the 2Chainz feature on the track listing but come on son. I grew up in the West where we represented hard body. I know, I know, Hip Hop evolves blah blah… but I just felt like this was … mediocre. Luke warm. I feel that School Boy Q is a better feature artist than carrying his own weight in this. This whole LP seems cookie cutter hip hopish to float across airwaves and fill the catalogs of MacBook DJ’s.
Although, there are some tracks with some production and some verses that will probably grow on me. I honestly don’t see why so many people are praising this joint. Again, I’m still going to give it some time, let some tracks come over in shuffle, but we’ll see how it will go. But so far…