EP Review | LORD BYRON – 33

This EP was released on March 9th this year. This is the first of three extended plays released by LORD BYRON in March. I don’t think I’ve ever actually heard any of LORD BYRON’s music, but he’s signed to Dolfin Records, so I figured I’d give him a shot. If I don’t actually end up enjoying this I probably won’t listen to the other two EPs he dropped in March. I couldn’t find the production credits at first, but I later found out that the entire project is produced by someone named Ben Hixon. In fact, everything LORD BYRON dropped in March is produced by Ben Hixon. So there ya go. Obviously since I have no experience with LORD BYRON’s music, I have no expectations.

1. Intro

This beat is really dope. I like the way LORD BYRON is rapping with no percussion. Wow. This dude is actually nice. Thank God. I was honestly kinda worried that this would be some bullshit, but I like the way he’s rapping a lot. He had some cool lines in that verse. That Shad Moss line was kinda funny, and the one about his demons telling him to slit his wrists was dope. The production is pretty dreamy. Again, there’s no percussion. The hook is nothing special, but it gets the job done. I like this track a lot. I don’t really have any issues with it. Another verse wouldn’t have hurt, but the song is good enough as it is. This shit is dope.

2. Nobody Fool

Man, this shit is NICE. I like this beat a lot. There’s actually percussion this time. LORD BYRON is using kind of a trendy flow on the hook. He’s rapping about how he’s not gonna sign to some bullshit ass label that’s tryna fuck him.

Record label staff look like Frasier, I ain’t signin’ that

The sample that Ben Hixon flipped is cool. I like how the actual beat fits with the content of the song. The first verse was dope. His flow has a nice bounce to it. The second verse was dope too. The way he raps isn’t super complexed or anything. He sounds good on the mic though, and it’s not like any of his lyrics are bad. I enjoyed this track even more than the previous one. This shit is dope.

3. Special

This song has more nice sample based production. The hook from LORD BYRON is pretty catchy. The verse is dope.

Don’t understand why it’s a B-E-T
When life is B.E.T. itself
But instead of givin’ niggas a platform
They gave us EBTs to snack on
And PTSDs for a nigga to make a rap song

This is really good. I’m enjoying it about as much as the previous track. I like this EP a lot so far, but none of the track’s are actually blowing me away. That’s fine though. Not everything has to be amazing. There’s only one verse on this track, but it’s pretty good. I like the hook too, and the production is nice. This shit is dope.

4. Damn

The previous track transitions into this one pretty nicely. This beat is dope as hell. Damn. This hook is really good. The way he’s flowing over this beat sounds really good. This dude has a really catchy flow. He’s not super technical or anything. He just has a nice bounce to everything he says. The lyrics on this track are pretty simplistic. He doesn’t really say anything that impressive. It’s just a really fun song. This shit is REALLY fuckin’ good honestly. This project is so much better than I was expecting it to be. Awww shit… The way he ended the second verse was crazy…

My uncle swallowed crack at 23
So when I look him in his eyes he don’t remember me

It’s kinda strange how it got so dark out of nowhere right at the end. I’m here for it though. I honestly love this track. I’m so glad I decided to check this dude out. This shit is dope af.

5. Stuck wit Me

Once again, the previous track transitions into this one really smoothly. I like this beat a lot. The hook on this track is cool. The first verse is nice. It felt kinda short though. None of the lyrics really stood out to me, but his flow was cool. He killed that second verse though. His flow was nice as hell on that verse. The only problem is the way it ended. The song just kinda fades out while he’s rapping. It doesn’t have a proper ending. It doesn’t ruin the track, but I feel like that could’ve been done better. I enjoyed the song a lot though. I think the hook lasts a little too long, but I like this song for the most part. This shit is dope.

6. The Lord’s Song

This beat is cool. It’s probably my least favorite beat on the album though. The hook is pretty cool. The first verse is nice too. The line about roaches crawling on his face because his parents fumbled the bag was dope. I also like that line in the hook where he says he brought junkies into his crib and let crackheads sleep on his bed. That’s nice of him. The final verse was really good. This is a dope track. I wasn’t crazy about the production, but I think this song has some of the best rapping on the whole EP. This shit is dope.

This EP is actually great. I’m so glad I gave this thing a chance. It’s so much better than I was expecting it to be. There’s not a single track on here that I didn’t like. I enjoyed the entire thing. I think Ben Hixon and LORD BYRON are a pretty good pair. I feel like they wouldn’t really be that impressive separately, but together they work really well. As I mentioned earlier, Byron isn’t a super complexed lyricist, or a technical MC. He knows how to make entertaining songs though. I really like this EP. It’s dope.

Favorite Song: Damn
Least Favorite Song: Intro


Grade: B+

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