Ok, let me be honest. I’m already a fan of Trip Lee, so my expectations were high when I got this project. But, I’ll be objective here, because past success surely doesn’t ensure future success. Let’s get into the newest creation of Trip Lee.
The first song is banging. Intros and openings seem to be something Trip Lee is really good at. I’ve never heard anything weak from him on an intro. With lines like, “The Lord keeps me low no matter where them folks fly me, message so timeless, the beat so timely.” Trip Lee keeps the lines coming and you can tell he’s very comfortable within the beat. If you’ve heard him rhyme before, nothing from this song will surprise you but in this case that’s not a bad thing. The next song “Snitch” keeps the flow going and picks up where the first song left off. The main point of the song is he wants to see Godliness so bad that he doesn’t shy away from snitching on himself. Great concept in an era where there is a lot of secret sin being exposed.
Song #3 (Invade) doesn’t miss a beat. It definitely has a different kind of feel from the prior tracks, but it’s smooth and tight. I’d be surprised if you didn’t find yourself singing along on this one. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same thing for “Prognosis”. In my opinion, this is the weakest song on the album. Don’t get me wrong, the content is on point 100% and Trip brings it lyrically (for the record, Trip brings it lyrically on the entire album) but the track doesn’t fit anything else on this entire project. It sounds like a bad spin on “True Security” from his past album 20/20. But I liked “True Security”. I do see the need for the message. In regards to content it flows perfectly into the next song. “Prognosis” is just that. It exposes the problem. Then Trip drops that good news on ‘em with “No Worries”. Yeah!!! I almost forgot about “Prognosis” when this song hit.
Like I said earlier, this album is typical Trip Lee. He does step out a little bit style-wise with “I Love Music”. This was the one song I didn’t expect, but it’s cool. Oh, and by the way, Sho Baraka brought his A-game on this track. Great feature. Sometimes people just put their crew on an album, but they don’t really add anything. That is not the case
here. In fact, I can’t think of a feature I didn’t like. Everything flowed really well on this album.
In short, this album is tight! I’m sorry for you if you don’t take time to check it out. I’m already ready for the next one. But, everybody’s a critic. I’m just the one who wrote the review. Peace and much love…
Music: 9 of 10
Flow / Delivery: 9 of 10
Lyricism: 9.5 of 10
Content: 9.5 of 10
Creativity / Originality / Relevancy: 8.5 of 10
Credibility / Confidence: 9 of 10
Personality / Character: 8 of 10
Presentation Quality: 9 of 10
Overall Production Quality: 9 of 10
Potential Impact: 9 of 10