Recently dropping LPs in the last half decade at catch up pace, LOX compatriot Styles P has done it again with April 2014's Phantom And The Ghost. Styles drops easy word plays about typical gangsterdom and unfortunately never goes deep beneath the surface of memorability. His accuracy of timing and spunk are definitely there, but not too much can be recycled and reused for the listener's enjoyment. Sheek Louch and Jadakiss show up but do not do much more than make their imposing presence evident. With traditional beats and mediocre flows, the album makes ripples but not many great waves.
April 29, 2014