The most gutterest Gambino to set foot in a recording booth is back with his sixth solo LP, entitled F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxury Art). A hungry Raekwon should not be messed with and from the production to the features list, Lexx Diamonds delivers like the thoroughbred he is.
Sharing tracks with A$AP Rocky (“Got Money”), Busta Rhymes, 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg (“1,2,1,2”), Melanie Fiona and of course his co-defendant Ghostface, Rae proves he hasn’t lost a step. It isn’t exactly a dream come true to hear French Montana mumbling back to back with the Chef, but the surprising combination benefits from the kind of soaring production that turns a skip into a headbanger.
The LP is definitely fly with top not production and nobody kicks that luxurious flavor like Mr. Cuban Linx himself but some of the tracks toward the end of the 13-joint project begin to wear on the listener. Since it isn’t a long project, it would have been tight to replace “Fila World” featuring 2 Chainz, with something that matches the rest of the project.
While the stream for the album is available now, the full length officially drops April 28th and can be picked up on iTunes. Put on your most fancy Wu Wear housecoat and matching Wallabees and immerse yourself into the world of Fly Luxurious International Art.