I almost don’t have enough things I can say about this album, but let me start with this. I’ve always been a bit skeptical, unsure, uneducated or just not really feeling MGK. His tracks were somewhat erratic to me, I couldn’t tell if he was faking his style or was he to be taken seriously, and his videos seemed childish, etc, etc, etc. So I actually have been anticipating hearing this album, because it’s been in the pipeline for a real long time and I really have always liked his flow, I just never felt it harnessed properly so was curious what his debut, Lace Up, would be like.
Let me just say this.. This album is probably in my top 3 for hip-hop albums of the year and I’ve only listened to it a few times…… This album is literally incredible. Top to bottom I love almost every track and dare I say is reminiscent of the Marshall Mathers LP.MGK just jumped right into my new favorites and I kind of wish I could say I saw this coming.. but I didn’t (Apologies to MGK). This album has some heavy bass amp ripping getting pumped up songs, but more so even, has a bunch of incredibly touching songs about real life struggle and coming up. I think I completely misread this guy, because this record is as perfect an album I’ve heard in a long time and his fast flow is as on fire as Twista, Busta, Bone Thugs, Yelawolf, and Em in his prime…Yeah, I said it.
This album features a star studded guest list too, including, Bun-B, Waka Flocka, Lil Jon, DMX, Tech N9ne, Twista, and Jeezy.
Must Listen To: What I Do, Wild Boy, All We Have, See My Tears, Edge of Destruction, Invincible, On My Way, End Of The Road, Half Naked & Almost Famous, Hold On(Shut up)