Chicago has been quite hot on the music front, as of late. Kanye’s G.O.O.D Music imprint is in full swing, Lupe seems to be returning to form and emerging acts like YP & LEP Bogus Boys have been respectfully holding down the streets. Now, Windy City veteran Twista is re-entering his name into the fold with a new Don Cannon-hosted mixtape,Reloaded.
While the highly-anticipated Do Or Die reunion (“Choppaz On My Lap”) lacks ammunition for further spins, the Get Money Gang leader shines when competing for bragging rights with the likes of the always energetic Ab-Soul (“3rd Eye”), as well as on solo freestyle cuts such as “Book Of Rhymes” and “The Recipe (Remix).” The stand out, however, may be “Pimp On” featuring Buk of Psychodrama – which features all the vintage elements fans could want from the Crook County OG.
Still, highlights aside, there’s more mediocre music on the tape then there’s good, solid output and Twista may have been better off saving his breathe on a few of these seemingly forced songs.