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05
Feb
10

Album Review: Styles P & DJ Green Lantern – The Green Ghost Project

Green Ghost Project

Styles P & DJ Green Lantern – The Green Ghost Project [MP3 Download]

Record Label: Invasion Music Group

Reviewed by Mookie

(Dom’s note: We’re now collectively known as the Most Hated by one of these guys.. If you can’t stand the heat, get yo’ stankin’ ass out my kitchen!)

When you think of Yonkers-born emcee Styles P, you probably picture him as one of the frontmen of hardcore rap group The LOX. “The Ghost” has also built up a respectable solo discography over the years, with The Green Ghost Project as his newest album. Along with a mob of guest artists and producers, DJ Green Lantern and Styles linked up to create what they call a “monster” of a project. 

The Green Lantern-produced “Nothing To Lose” opens the album up with an abrupt banger. Turn this one up, it’s bass-heavy with a light accent that makes the beat just memorable enough to shine without overshadowing Styles’ vivid quotables.  

An impressive Slick Rick-sampling instrumental by Alchemist ensues on “Make Millions From Entertainment,” although the lyrical effort from Styles P didn’t quite match up. The dark, erie beat on “Time Will Tell” emphasizes Raekwon‘s stand-out feature instead. 

Unfortunately, not all of the production was up to par. “Bang Time” obnoxiously overuses an M.O.P. sample, diminishing its replay value and casting away an otherwise satisfactory feature while “Invasion” sours a Jadakiss appearance with a mundane beat and an out-of-place hook from Junior Reid

Styles has never really been known for his lyrical superiority, and nothing changes here. Most of the verses coil around the main subject matter: money. Although he does branch out occasionally into the realm of prison time (“Send A Kite”) or reminiscence (“Born In These Streets”). 

Still, poor production and low replay value plague nearly this entire project. No more than 4 of the 15 songs are worth multiple spins for anyone outside of Styles P fanatics. Although those few joints may be good, it’s not worth buying the entire album just for the sake of listening to them because it should have been a mixtape – at least the musical quality is reflective of one.

09
Aug
09

Sound Table 8/9/09

Joi Lovely

Today’s Jersey Beauty is Joi Lovely from Long Branch, NJ

Sound Table:

Beanie Sigel ft. Young Chris & Freeway – Ready For War

Cobra Starship ft. B.o.B. – The World Will Never Do

Fabolous – Welcome To My Workplace (Loso’s Way Bonus)

Fabolous – A Toast To The Good Life (Loso’s Way Bonus)

The Herbaliser Band – Geddim!

Jack Splash ft. Lupe Fiasco – Flashback

The Lox – Move

M.O.P. ft. Styles P – Bang Time

Nicolay ft. Carlitta Durand – Lose Your Way

Oh No – Dr No’s Ethiopium 805 Snippet Mix (Oh No‘s instrumental album flipping Ethiopian samples drops this month, peep Stones Throw for more info!)

Raekwon ft. Inspectah Deck & Ghostface – House of Flying Daggers

Shwayze – Get U Home

Slaughterhouse ft. Kay Young – Lyrical Murderers

Whitney Houston – Million Dollar Bill prod. Swizz Beatz

William Cooper ft. Ill Bill – Beware of the Pale Horse (Mastered Final Version)





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