The intro off tops gives an old school feel, very raw and real. Ed E Ruger delivers 40 bars of a mini autobiography of himself. So one can say this is more than an intro to the mixtape but also an intro to the rapper on it. He shows a missing element that most emcees are missing and that the ability to tell a story while rhyming. With just this, it shows that Ruger understands the art of the music and he displayed this same trait on the next track which impressed me, with a nice beat that could rock a crowd and lyrics that a person could relate to, his track “This is the life” could be compared to Ice Cube’s “It was a Good Day”. Not only does he have the ability to create a story from his point of view, he also demonstrates the ability to create one from another person point of view. Overall he showed a lot of versatility and ability to switch his flow and switch styles to appeal to wide range of hip hop listeners. Then he ended the mixtape the same way he started but this time provided 68 bars of his story.
We give this a 4 out of 5 = the Flu
1= clean bill of health
2= light cough
3= 24 hour bug
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