and RJD2 are a great combo. They made a lot of noise with their "Unlimited
EP," and then each one branched out and did their own thing, as
RJD2 released "The Horror" as well as some various tracks
like the "5 Left in the Clip Remix." And then Blueprint made
some noise with his "Weightroom" album, which was very dope.
While this album still shows they're a good team, this album doesn't
have the straight-up party, laid-back feel that the EP had. It's still
a dope album, it's just a different feel.
"The Jerry Springer Episode" is a funny track about, well,
the title gives it away. This really showcases Blueprint's story-telling
ability. "Just Think" is a dope
track with a laid-back RJD2 beat that has Blueprint flowing great over
the beat. This is a dope track to listen to when you're down, because
this can definitely help lift you up. I could have used "Fuckajob"
this summer when I was Domino's pimpin. "Look of Pain" is
one of Blueprint's best tracks, as he talks about the ills of the inner
city. The Columbus MC comes through dope on "Survival" as
well, which also features his Greenhouse Effect clique. The interludes
are pretty dope on here as well, they're called "Candyland Part
1-3." Each one has Blueprint just naming a bunch of things from
childhood. You're sure to remember a lot of this stuff if you're from
around the same time and era. I know I was laughing when I heard these,
like "oh shit, I forgot about that?" It helps hold the album
together as well. "1 Love" is a dope cut too which ends the
album (wait, there's a bonus featuring Copywrite and Jakki Da Motormouth).
"1 Love" is a dope track that brings a good ending to it,
as Blueprint drops gems like "even gold must go through fire."
Blueprint isn't the kind of MC that gets real hyped and makes crazy
party tracks like Lil Jon, but he's got that good-time party feel about
him that makes him dope to listen too a lot of places. The RJD2 production
is solid as ever on here, I'm really feeling that as well. And you may
wanna check for the bonus track?