bit of trepidation going into this, used to find gift of gab rapping really fast like getting beat in the head. preferred twista for going quick at that point, a bit bit more warmth to the flow.
had not heard this album and enjoyed it a lot, nice one dollarsandcents.
like littlebirds said- very 2004 sounding. even earlier maybe- have never heard anyone get that neptunes sound like jake one here on ‘up’ and ‘moonshine’.
‘ride on’ reminds me of dilla, reckon he would’ve wrenched a bit more emotion from that sample though.