This album was released on March 22nd this year. Stik Figa released an EP called MOON. earlier this year, which was pretty good. I’m hoping this project will be a step up from that one though, especially since it’s marketed as a full album. I’m not familiar with this Rob Viktum guy. Hopefully he’s dope. As I said at the end of my MOON. review, the production Stik Figa chooses to rap over kinda makes or breaks his music. I think I’m gonna enjoy this though. I mean, if Rob Viktum isn’t actually a good producer then this isn’t gonna go so well, but I’m optimistic. If you can’t tell by now, he’s the one who did all the beats.
The beat on this track is really dope. It’s pretty dusty. I like how just… Hmm… I don’t know what word to use to describe it. It just sounds grimy to me. Especially when the bass comes in. The first verse from Stik Figa is really good. The second one is even better though. He honestly killed that second verse. I love the way he started it.
I’m a rebel that broke free
From several smoke streams
Allegedly rope dreams
No medals or trophies
He settle for more cheese
All that glitters ain’t gold on the bezel of those rings
Man, I hope I didn’t misquote that shit. Lol. The lyrics aren’t online, so those might be wrong. That’s what it sounded like to me. Anyway, I actually think this is one of the best songs I’ve heard from Stik Figa. The beat is dope, and I love both of the verses, especially the second one. He was rhyming his ass off. I feel like Benny the Butcher would be a good feature for this song. He would sound really good over this beat. If Stik Figa could somehow get him on the remix that’d be great. Anyway, I think this is a really great way to start the album off. This shit is dope af.
2. Work, Pt. 2
I haven’t heard the original Work song. I think it was a single for an unreleased project with ConductorWilliams, who ended up producing the aforementioned MOON. EP. Anyway, the beat on this track is actually pretty jazzy. It’s dope. The melody sounds kinda familiar. I think I may have heard that sample before. The hook is nothing special, but it gets the job done. This shit is nice. The first verse was pretty good. The way he ended it with that Allstate line was cool. I think the second verse was even better. This is a pretty solid track. I don’t really have any issues with it. I mean, nothing about it particularly blew me away, but I certainly enjoyed it. Both of the verses were dope, and I like the beat too. This shit is dope.
3. Homesick featuring Ty Farris
I’ve heard of Ty Farris, but I don’t think I’ve ever actually heard him rap before. I think I’ve seen people say he’s pretty good, so this should be interesting. The beat on this track is really dope. I like it more than the previous one. It actually might be my favorite beat so far. The first verse from Stik Figa is nice. That DOOM reference at the end was dope. The hook is nothing special, but it gets the job done. The second verse from Ty Farris was actually really good. The song just ended. This is a good track. Nothing about it really blows me away, but I definitely enjoyed it. I like it about as much as I did the previous one. This shit is dope.
4. Heavy Crown
I think Rob Viktum himself said that this was his favorite track on the album. The production is really great. This is definitely one of the best beats on the project so far. The first verse was great. The way he was rapping about ex-friends was dope. The hook is fine. The second verse was pretty nice too. I just finished the song. Huh. I definitely think this is the best song in terms of production, but overall the song didn’t blow me away. Just like with most of the other tracks, it’s just good to me. Not great. I don’t have any issues with it though. I enjoyed it. This is dope.
5. Biz Marquis
The beat on this track is awesome. I really love it. This song definitely has my favorite hook on the project so far too. It’s kind of melodic. It’s kinda hard to make out what Stik Figa’s saying, but it sounds really good to me. The first verse was pretty cool. I think the second one is better though. I actually love this song. The beat is great, and I really like how the hook sounds. This is my favorite song on the whole album sonically so far. I just really love that hook for some reason. This shit is dope af to me.
6. In the Wind
Okay, I’m definitely fuckin’ with this Rob Viktum guy. I really like the beats on this project. This song has another dope instrumental. Stik Figa has a really cool flow on this track. The first verse was great. That second verse though??? THAT shit was fire. He killed that shit. His flow was awesome. It seemed like he kinda switched up his voice too. It sounded a little more nasally than usual. That’s probably my favorite verse on the whole album so far honestly. This is one of the best songs on the album. It would’ve been cool enough just with that first verse, but the second one put it over the top for me. This shit is dope af.
This song has another really great beat. Rob Viktum did a great job with this album. This might actually be my favorite beat on the whole album. I love it. Stik Figa actually killed that first verse too. Man, this album is actually a lot better than I was expecting it to be to be honest. I like Stik Figa, but I don’t usually enjoy his music this much. This shit is great though. That second verse was fantastic too. I love how emotional it was, and his fervent delivery really added to my enjoyment of it. This is another one of the best songs on the album in my opinion. I don’t have any issues with it at all. I love the beat, and both of the verses are great. This shit is dope af.
8. Topeka Blvd
This song has one of the more upbeat instrumentals on the project. It’s pretty good. I just finished listening to this whole song. I like it. I don’t really have much to say about it though. All of the verses are pretty good, especially the last one. This song isn’t as great as the previous few tracks in my opinion, but I still enjoyed it. I don’t really have any issues with it. It’s definitely not one of my favorites on the album, but it’s still pretty entertaining. I fuck with this track. It’s dope.
9. Prodigal Son
The beat on this track is really cool. I feel pretty much the same way about this track as I did about the previous one. I think this one is better though. The first verse is pretty good, and the second one is even better. The hook is nothing special, but it gets the job done. I have pretty much nothing else to say about this track. It’s not one of my favorites on the album, but I enjoyed it. This is dope to me.
10. Requiem featuring Booda French
I’m not familiar with this Booda French guy. Apparently he’s a rapper from the UK. The production is pretty good. The first verse from Stik Figa was really nice. The lines toward the end about having a needle in his veins really caught my attention. I feel like lyrics about doing hard drugs are always really interesting to me. Not when it’s being glorified though. Musical versions of shit you see on Intervention are always great to me. Anyway, The second verse from Booda French was actually pretty solid. I don’t really listen to a lot of British MCs because the accent is hard to adjust to for me, but he did his thing on this track. The final verse from Stik Figa was great. This is a really good way to close the album. I like the way the song is structured. It’s just three verses over a dope beat with no hook or bridge or anything like that. I don’t have any issues with this track. This shit is dope.