MindState: Freedom is a keystone release and a sure shot cornerstone addition to any hip hop fans collection. Featuring an assortment of fifteen dazzling tracks, MindState hits fans hard. The beats are exceptionally tight. The lyrics are well forged and smoothly delivered. MindState : Freedom features fifteen of the best songs fans need to hear. The album contains no filler material. Every song commands undivided listening attention and the respect of countless loops and repeats. The songs are packed with quotables that get minds wide open. The music is absolutely intense and full of hip hop charge. Big Lo is an exceptionally talented artist. His flow is flawless and always seam effortless. His words are full of wisdom, intensity and powerfully messages. Each line in every rhyme is perfectly tied to its predecessor. Big Lo rides the beats like the beats are one with his rhymes. It’s evident on listening to the music on this album that the name Big Lo is synonymous with flavor, intensity and delivery.
The juiciest tracks served on this delicious buffet of fantastic hip hop music include “Good Music”, “How We Do”, “Too Be Strong feat. Vast Aire”, “Snatched” and “The Dawn of Armageddon”. All of the tracks are exceptional. These are simply the select few that shine beyond shinning. There are no filler songs featured on the album. The album does contain an introduction and an interlude which some fans would deem as better served if removed; however, the introduction and interlude are more like mini-tracks containing strong beats and interesting cuts. Fans are glued to the musical experience down the whole nine.
The beats are exceptional through-out each song. The scrumptious cuts and mouth-watering sounds serve up flavors to sooth fans salivation by providing hearty music for them to sink their teeth deep into. Each song flows seamlessly into the next giving the album an overall flow that satisfies. The album is pure harmonics. Fans never suffer from a displaced moment where songs jaggedly intertwine. The album is unified with harmony when it comes to the mix.
The lyrics have an excellent overall flow. Each song contains meaningful, thought provoking lyrics. The lyrics are well written and perfectly delivered. The guest appearances add positively to the music. For example, Jade Foxx is explosive in “Present Becomes Your Past” and Vast Aire is breath taking in “Too Be Strong”. Fans get the message loud and clear, learning about Big Lo and his views on life and its facts.
The production and sound quality is strictly top level. The album artwork is well designed, but lacks in providing a good amount of informational content about the artist and his music, tailored for the inquisitive fans. So-Lo Productionz has done incredible work in putting this album together. Aside from his brilliant performance, Big Lo deserves additional credit as the Executive Producer on the album.
“MindState : Freedom” is an incredible album that every fan should hear. This album is a future classic and a keystone release. Every song is brilliantly put together and delivered, a true rarity in the industry. The messages in the music are profound and intense. The beats are packed with flavor. The production is exceptional. Big Lo is exceptionally talented and this album is a sure shot testament to that fact. Fans need to get connected without delay. “MindState: Freedom” leaves no disappointments.
2. Come On Down feat. DainjaRuss
3. Good Music
4. How We Do feat. Beretta 9
5. Too Be Strong feat. Vast Aire
8. Hollow Men feat. 14th Century
10. The Facts
11. Where Am I Going?
12. Take A Stand
13. Anotha Drop In The Buckett
14. Present Becomes Your Past feat. Jade Foxx
15. The Dawn of Amageddon feat. Inferno