This album was released on March 16th this year. Fun fact: the first album I ever reviewed on this website was the original PRhyme album. I loved that project, so I was super excited for this one. The reason I didn’t originally review it when I first heard it was because I was still in the hospital when it came out. I listened to it the day after I got discharged while I was in a hotel in New York. It was March 22nd when I first heard it. I’m not gonna talk about every single track; I’m just gonna give my overall thoughts on this project.
The first song I heard from it was Era with Dave East. That was the lead single. It’s dope af. I wasn’t blown away by Dave East’s verse, but it wasn’t bad. Royce fucking snapped as always though. The beat reminds me of Beez in the Trap by Nicki Minaj. It’s a really great track. On the first PRhyme album, DJ Premier flipped a bunch of Adrian Younge instrumentals. With this album, he chose to flip beats from AntMan Wonder. The first song, Black History, has one of the best beats I’ve heard all year. Royce fucking murdered it too. That line he had about Future & Desiigner was awesome. It’s probably my favorite song on the album honestly. The first five songs on this project are all dope af though. He had a line in 1 of the Hardest where he talked about catching “the clap” when he was 16 where he said “you still couldn’t hold a candle to my burning dick.” He fucking spazzed on that track. A lot of the features on this project are really great too. Roc Marciano sounded fantastic on Respect My Gun. I love how cinematic the production on Without Warning sounds. Yelawolf killed his verse too. The only track on this album that I don’t really like is Sunflower Seeds. It’s not a bad song, but it just isn’t that good to me. Streets at Night is a pretty solid track, but it’s not one of my favorites. I wasn’t blown away by the production.
Rock It was one of the singles from the album. It’s dope af. The production is phenomenal, and Royce murdered it. Loved Ones is another highlight. Rapsody went off on her verse. Like I said, the features on this project really came through with stellar performances. Big K.R.I.T. did his thing, and even 2 Chainz had a great verse. The album honestly started to lose steam towards the end, but it was still good. Everyday Struggle was the last major highlight. I loved how he referenced how Joe Budden was screaming at Lil Yachty on the Complex show of the same name. It was cool of him to address Lord Jamar’s comments on VladTV too. The final song with Cee-Lo Green isn’t that great to me, but I definitely enjoyed it to a certain extent. It’s one of the weaker songs on the album in my opinion, but it was cool of him to shoutout all those artists. So yeah, I think this is a pretty great album. Sorry I didn’t review it earlier.
Favorite Song: Black History
Least Favorite Song: Sunflower Seeds
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