Definitly a 5 star album!! The features & production alone are impressive, but then again if you have been a fan of the ABN crew for any amount of time that shouldn't/doesn't surprise you. I've been a fan of ABN/Trae/Z Ro for a cool min i have all of there cds and they never disappoint. The album is chalked full of a lot of guests that really don't dissapoint. Although most are big name artists on the album, Trae doesn't allow them to outshine him. The ones that don't have any guests, he holds his own as well. The production here has a dark emotional vibe on many songs, that adds the suspense of Trae's rhyme style. A lot of tracks here really stood out to me as a first time listener of his music. The very first was "Inkredible" that also appeared on a Jadakiss mixtape earlier this year that also features Rick Ross. Following that is the lead single "Gettin Paid" featuring Wiz Khalifa that comes with a smoked out vibe. Immediately after that is "I Am The Streets" featuring Rick Ross, The Game, and Lloyd bringing an R&B sound to the song. "Thats Not Luv" with Lil Wayne, and "Life" with Jadakiss are both dark emotional vibe tracks that are strong lyrically. The latter song has a dark piano loop done by V-Don. Wyclef makes a suprising appearance on "Slum Religion". "Not My Time" is a lyrically strong song done by Trae and Linzie Kent singing at the end. Later on in the album is what I believe the strongest song is the title track, a Trae solo with deep heavy sample for the hook. A few tracks later, the album ends on a strong note with "I'm On" featuring Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi of Outkast, Wale (and Wiz Khalifa on some versions) teaming up on the song.
I would recommend this to a friend
I listened to I'm on feat. a few people anddd wiz khalifa loved it. listened to all that i know with tech n9ne and mystikal loved it so i decided to buy this album cause i thought trae had a whole new thing going but no either one of these songs was on there so i was mad about that and most are just slow songs to top it off
No, I would not recommend this to a friend