MIKE's contributions to the genre of abstract hip-hop and the sLUms movement are impossible to overstate. Nowhere is this more clear than on May God Bless Your Hustle.
This album is the blueprint for modern abstract hip-hop, the absolute gold standard from which the entire genre is derived. Filled with choppy, sample-filled production that MIKE simply floats over with beautifully intricate and personal lyricism and storytelling, this album is perfect. ... read more
Yeah, Gunn had yet to perfect his lyricism, but this is a serious improvement from his previous mixtape and the production goes absolutely crazy. Messhall Talk rated a 68?? I'm convinced we didn't listen to the same project. This shit is great, Gunn been dope.
Yeah, to nobody's surprise, I don't like this project. Wayne's brand of punchline rap has never been particularly appealing to me but this album is especially egregious. At several points I had to pause the song to stop and ask myself what the fuck I just heard. The auto tune is fine, I guess, if a little dated. The features are alright. Wayne just really crapped all over this project.