The tape starts out with the song titled “So Elastic” this is your typical Dom Kennedy track, smooth lyrics and solid track. A great intro not too much but not too little just enough to keep you interested in what else he has to say. Forward to another dope track on the tape “We Ball” feat Kendrick Lamar. This is one of the cocky, arrogant, but yet still smooth songs on the tape. The song title is self explanatory as to what the two are talking about in this song. Here are a few lines from Dom Kennedy’s verse
“And my haters (and my haters), let em watch (let em watch)
Line em up (line em up), give em shots (give em shots)
Don’t save em (don’t save em), let em drop (let em drop)
They said I’d never make it to the top (never make it), but we ball”
Following the Dom Kennedy verse Kendrick Lamar showed out on the song as well. This is a definite banger and the Ric Flair sample at the end of the song makes the song that much better. Don’t be surprised if there isn’t a video for this song soon! Another dope, smooth, summer time jam is “Gold Alpinas” feat Rick Ross. Very laid back somewhat lazy flow but the song still keeps you interested. If you’re a Dom Kennedy fan then you’re used to the cocky shit talking attitude he brings to the table, and with the compliments from the Rick Ross feature you shouldn’t expect anything other than that.
The heart of the mixtape has two songs “5.0 Conversations” and “PG Click” where there are “bonus” tracks at the end of each song. Very clever idea its like your getting two songs in one and changes with pace of the tape. The second part to “PG Click” is good song, I wish it was a song of its own and not a “bonus” tack. Towards the end of the mixtape is the song titled “1:25.” This song his where Dom gets a little personal and lets you inside of the real world of Dom Kennedy. He speaks about getting his lady friend pregnant and also relationship issues he’s had.
Overall this is a solid mixtape. The pros to the tape is that there aren’t too many features on the tape and you actually get the chance of hearing what he has to say. One of the flaws to the tape is that some of the songs are too short and it makes you want that third verse. Great tape and like a stated before its a must have for 2012. I rate this tape a solid 9 out of 10, the only thing it lacks is a third verse on songs such as “Been Thuggin” and “Lately.” Other than that it’s a collectors item go download it now!