Recently dropping LPs in the last half decade at catch up pace, Lox compatriot Styles P has plateaued with April 2014's Phantom And The Ghost. Styles drops easy word plays about typical gangsterdom and never breaks the surface of memorability. His accuracy of timing and spunk are there, but not too much here can be recycled and reused. Sheek Louch and Jadakiss show up but do not do much more than make their presence evident. With outdated beat qualities and less than mediocre flows, the album does not make any great waves.
April 29, 2014