Noyd - On The Grind
Big Noyd has been on his grind for a while, which makes his album title
perfectly fitting. Noyd made noise guesting on Alchemist's and Mobb
Deep's latest releases, but it is on the solo tracks where Noyd shines
the brightest. While Mobb Deep is all over On the Grind, Noyd's best
tracks are when he rolls solo. "Hu, What?" is a perfect, high-energy
opening for the album which features a banging Ric Rude track perfect
for a live show. "Louder" is one of the best tracks on the
album, which features dark piano keys for Noyd to tell about his struggle.
"Young and Thuggin" is another track that's some classic NY
Hip Hop. There's some snags on the album, like the skits and some of
P's verses, but the album ends on an instant Ric Rude-produced classic,
"Trust Em." Noyd is not an artist you want to sleep on, because
you've definitely heard him through the Mobb. This album not only showcases
Ric Rude's dope production, but also Noyd's hunger to be that next dude.