Despite what the title could imply, Fresh Prince Of Darkness is not a concept album. Not quite, anyways: a sinister blend of fresh lyricism and beats that range from foreboding to funky elevate the 16-track LP to something that a broad audience should relate to. Which is, obviously, a complement, but at times it’s hard to picture the complete vision here. Mic definitely has the talent to drop something more substantial – his flow is as effortless as the confidence of every cool kid you ever knew in high school – but next time out, let’s get some more continuity than a handful of somber spoken-word skits to begin and end the tracks.
Songs to Listen To: “Strapped Up”, “15 Minutes”
Songs to Skip: “ABK”