Former Shady Records affiliate Stat Quo follows up his debut Statlanta with All This Life Allows Vol. 1 and does not leave out the heartfelt reflection and liquid flows filled with rhyme variation. An assortment of producers help set Stat apart from the field with unique beats, and a number of guest like Scarface and Devin The Dude really heighten the excitement. Stat tackles relationships, regrets, ambition, recreations, and his own affiliations on the album and even finds time to leave the beaten path. "Michael" is a tribute to three beloved Michaels that have inspired Stat Quo throughout his life, and on "Outkast/Relax," Stat Quo reveals what hip hop sector he most closely represents. ATLA Vol. 1 is a quality album filled with hip hop musicality and Stat Quo's fun idiosyncrasies.
March 30, 2014