I appreciate the recap on his history with the system. (I was expecting a little bit more in terms of events on the time line when you started with 2005-2008 though). This whole take is starting off hard though. I feel the intensity of the album and predicament in your writing.
I’m interested by the fact that you don’t like Uptown Vibes though, I feel like that one grew on a lot of people. In the context of everything though, I feel like it’s out of place. I get that track 3 is the banger but it’s interesting sandwiched between such heavy content.
I appreciate emphasizing that reference to the Billionaire from Marcy, makes me think of Jay as a hero in a children’s book every time I hear it. That was a good parallel for Meek and Hov too, I wasn’t thinking about that verse at all. I really vibe with your take on Rick Ross too, his voice is crazy and his verse was pretty solid but I wasn’t feeling “his best verse ever” that I was hearing from people talking about the song.
Noting that Respect The Game feels like a filler, I’m interested in your take on the quality of these ~20 song albums vs really short 7-10 vs ~13 especially given the amount of music in 2018 and the quality of it.
Meek can’t fool you when it comes to hoe fax.
Doing a full review for a long album is definitely a task, I appreciate the shorter responses on some tracks. I feel like this album would’ve been a classic if he cut like 6 songs out, but at the same time he’s big on making sure his core audience gets the lit songs.
Huge RIP to Lil Snupe, my favorite dead rapper
The rappers riding the spanish wave is interesting. Definitely watching to see if this is truly the next trend.
I find humor in your takes.
Super interesting he decides to close out his Championships album with the hurt feelings of realizing friends became enemies. I would’ve expected something more victorious and finished. This feels like there’s more left to play.
These emojis remind me of the 5 mics from The Source, I appreciate that and you staying true with the bonus section. Thoroughly enjoyed that and this was a pretty solid review.