Another pretty good release from T-Rock, with this mixtape featuring so-called freestyles over HCP beats, one being over Westside Connection's 'Bow Down' beat, and two new songs. 'Late Nite Tip' is my pick from the disk from a production point of view, with its dark eerie vibe. Worth a listen.
Best Tracks: Tongue Ring, Late Nite Tip, Ridin' Spinners, Bow Down, Swang
T-Rock never stops recording. Here we have another collection of songs, many with a horrorcore theme that fits in with the Halloween release date. 'We Don't' is the best track partly because it has the most interesting production. 'We Don't' is close by and the final track, 'Uncle Judas' is also well worth listening to. The rest are fairly average.
No Condolences ★★★
We Don't ★★★★
It's On ★★★★
Murder (feat. Stevie Stone) ★★★
Smack Em (feat. Frayser Boy) ★★☆
On My Own (feat. Kingpin Skinny Pimp) ★★☆
Uncle Judas ★★★☆
T-Rock almost never lets me down, which really says something when you look at how many projects he drops. Delete the skits/intros and this is just five solid tracks of gangsta/horrorcore themed hip hop that I've had no problem looping over and over. I like all of the rappers here, but it's no surprise that the verses from T-Rock are the most enjoyable. His rapping on 'Lay It Down' is one of the reasons I love the guy.
Best Tracks: Kush, Lay It Down
T-Rock dropped four of these songs about two weeks before this dropped that wet the appetite. Two in particular, with 'My Everything' and 'Yeen Gotta Like Me', made me anticipate this heavily as I played them on repeat. The former is a religiously themed song that feels like something from 'The Kairos Album' and the latter is T-Rock at his hard-hitting best. His flow on it reminds me a little of Kendrick at times. Elsewhere, T-Rock borrows from Pac's 'Me and My Girlfriend' on 'Whirlwind' - "It's like the weed is my girlfriend." The opener is a dope dark song with great rapping from Rock and Odd-1. 'Got Real' matches that theme as well. 'Fuck Y'all Too' is the weakest moment but nothing among these nine songs will let a T-Rock fan down.
Best Tracks: It Was Written, Yeen Gotta Like Me, You My Everything.
Maaan, T-Rock is hungry here. He'd been waiting a while to release a solo album after his demo dropped and it shows. The beats aren't all great but the rapping is excellent.