audio review : For The Fkn Love ( album ) … Arrested Development

audio review : For The Fkn love ( album ) ... Arrested Development

The abbreviation in the title is silly; Effin would’ve been a more appropriate edit; but the worst thing about this album are the “Configa” tags that start nearly every song. He’s a damn good producer; this is vintage hip-hop that could’ve come out any time since the 3 Years 5 Months And 2 Days it took for Arrested Development to enter the world stage; but the constant credits give the set a sloppy mixtape feel.

Those beats are also the best thing about the album. Speech remains a pro-black poet; guest verses from rap veterans like Monie Love, Masta Ace and Big Daddy Kane come as nostalgic surprises; but it’s only when he stumbles upon a catchy chorus that we’re reminded why we fell in Fkn Love with his group in the first place. Highlights include We Are Not In Kansas, Where Lions Roam, Do It Up and Yes Always.

my rating : 3 of 5

2021