Album Review: G-Unit “The Beast Is G-Unit” by Blade Brown
Album: “The Beast Is G-Unit”
Review: After the announcement of their reunion at Summer Jam 2014, G-Unit(with newest addition Kidd Kidd) release their second EP in six months; “The Beast Is G-Unit“.
With the release, leader 50 Cent plays the background and allows his crew to take center stage. He provides the hook for the opening track “Ballin“, but leaves the verses to the rest of the unit. The first single, “Bring My Bottles“, has Young Buck bringing a ton of energy with his rhymes, while 50 & Tony Yayo add their respective ad libs. While the previous EP featured the entire group on each song, this EP finds Lloyd Banks with his own solo record, “Doper Than My Last One“. On it, the PLK(punchline king) delivers his signature raspy flow over a boom bap inspired instrumental.
The second single, “I’m Grown” is the only song to feature a 50 Cent verse, and he doesn’t disappoint. He breezes through his verse with all the swagger and bravado that he’s showcased over his career. The song is the highpoint of the EP, and the video matches the vibe of the song perfectly. “Boy Boy” is a song that I’m utterly confused about. I don’t get how out of over the forty plus songs the group claims to have recorded when they got back together, why they decided to included this mediocrity on the project. The album closes with “Choose One“, your typical G-Unit track. Not bad, but nothing noteworthy.
All in all, this EP is a step backwards after the almost flawless “The Beauty of Independence“. While the music will do enough to fill a void, its clear they shouldn’t wait another six months to release another project. The music on this EP won’t leave the impression its predecessor did.
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