after banging the fuck outta this album since its release, i figured id give it some shine!!!!!
bar for bar, verse for verse, this is one of the strongest outings of the year for any emcee!!!!! kiss kills all kinds of different production here, from stripped down buc wild heat to high quality radio ready tracks!!!!! his consistency is incredible, not often you can say jada didnt come correct on a track and the trend continued on this album!!!!!
TLK showed maturation, is well rounded, and doesnt have as many peaks and vallies as his previous releases!!!! 1 or 2 tracks i couldve done without, one being the swizzy "whos real" and the "something else remix"!!!!
the collabo with nas "what if" is crazy, the back n forth with styles on "one more step" and sheek on "come and get me" is vintage lox, and "cartel gathering" with rae and ghost is cuban linx ready!!!!!!
the neptunes produced tracks are incredible, "stress ya" shoulda been a hit single but kiss doesnt know how to deliver a girl record without a heavy dose of grease!!!!!!!! "rockin with best", hes merking the shit effortlessly!!!!! "letter to big" is a classic biggie tribute, you already know that song is gettin played 10 yrs from now!!!! and jada pennin his life on "things ive been through" over a classic luther sample is magic, thisll be on kiss' highlight reel!!!!!! "smoking gun" jada executing a cause and effect record at optimum strength!!!!!!
the album also starts and ends with a bang, the intro has prime jada blackin out and "deathwish" showcases jadas slaughtering of weezy on a alchemist banger!!!!!!
slept on album, if you liked any of his solo shit check it out, shits illy!!!!!!