This mixtape is cool. I gotta listen to it a for a few more days, but I'm feeling it. The production is top-notch. Lyrics are cool, CJ is definitely more of a story teller than Joey and he does a good job at it. It's nice to really see the differences between him and Joey. We haven't had enough material yet to see the true differences in style between the Pro Era kids until now, or at least between CJ and Joey for now.
This tape definitely has a laid-back vibe. CJ's voice and flow is chilled out and the beats are generally relaxed. One thing I wanted more of from CJ was better wordplay. Although, this was probably just because I'm used to Joey's lines where almost every line contains an interesting and thoughtful metaphor or double entendre. Again, this comes down to differences in style, and I support the differences. They all have to have their own styles in order to be successful individually and as a group.
I'm not going to give it a overall rating right now because I have to listen to it for a few more days for that, but it's pretty nice. It's very possible that I like it more than Summer Knights because of the chilled out vibe and story lyrics, but again, I have to listen more. Not better than 1999, though.
Favorite tracks so far: Too Paid, Side, Q&A, and Locomotives.
That beat on Too Paid. Chuck Strangers has talent.
Last edited by carrot54; 10-07-2013 at 06:46 AM..