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Album Review: “Living Legend” By Blade Brown

Artist: Gunplay
Album: “Living Legend

For the past few years, Gunplay has made more waves for his personal life than his music. After dodging a big jail sentence, Don Logan, aka Gunplay finally releases his debut album: Living Legend.

The album hits the ground running with the thunderous “Tell ’em”, which without question is the album’s best track. After mellow “Just Won’t Do”, the album’s energy picks back up with the Rick Ross assisted “Be Like Me”. While this does seem like just another typical MMG anthem, there’s no denying that Ross and company know how to make great road rage music.

The DJ Mustard produced “Wuzhanindoe” features YG and is another stand out from the album. While the his beats are starting to sound redundant, Mustard is a mainstay and YG is apart of the West Coast’s resurgence. So both rarely disappoint. “Chain Smokin” is probably my second favorite song. Stalley and the always entertaining Currency lend their talents to this smoker’s anthem, which is a great track to cruise the highway to. “Blood On The Dope” is another raw record that you’d expect to hear from an artist named Gunplay. And he doesn’t disappoint, as the track is a dark tale about an armed robbery that gets bloody.

The album is a solid debut for Gunplay. At a lean 11 tracks, the project isn’t too overstuffed and has a nice balance to it. He says he’s already hard at work on his next project. Given the gems he has on this record, I am interested in seeing what he can do given a sufficient amount of time to put it together. Gunplay is not just Ross’ version of Spliff Star. He’s a star himself.

Rating: 6.5/10

Top 5 Songs:
Tell ’em
Chain Smokin’
Blood On The Dope
Dark Dayz

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brandonw • August 31, 2015

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