Double $P$ creates musical gems via talent, raw intensity, and creativity. Love & War is a buffet of eighteen (18) hot gems (including the intro) that fans need to tune into, and recognize. The vibes are explosive, the beats are powerful, the rhymes are captivating, and overall the production is tight. Double $P$, and Love & War are a true diamond in the rough among indie releases.
The album starts off with a creative introductory track entitled “Intro”. It’s a short, creative introduction to the rest of the music to follow. “What U See” is the first, full length track featured on the album. The track sports a beat with bounce to get fans high. The lyrics are equally as elevated bringing the song to a higher plateau. The album continues with “Cuzzo” which is a funky joint. The chorus might make a few female listeners offended, but no one can deny that the track is sweet like sugar cane. The beat is hot and the lyrics destroy the microphone with excellent flow, well written rhymes, and real nice delivery that packs high octane bounce. The album continues with a plethora of great tracks that most fans will appreciate. The music is mostly of a west coast flavor that packs a stack of bounce.
The best songs featured on the album include the title track “Love & War”, “Bogas”, “Hood News”, and “Cold Thugs”. The best of the best tracks is “Hood News”. The least appreciated track is “Trufftsa”. “Trufftsa” is a decent track, but there is always a track that stands a little behind the rest, and “Trufftsa” is that track on Love & War.
Popular Oakland rapper Keak Da Sneak raises some eyebrows with his appearance. Double $P$ rocks the mic, with guest appearances from talents such as Keak Da Sneak of 3X Krazy, Hustlah of Mob Figaz, Nitti and Born Suspects. Production from $G$Money, Cutter Al, J-Lowe and Bedrock Productions also blesses the album nicely.
The rhymes are well pieced together like a puzzle. Every word, verse, and rhyme is impressive by design. The content of the rhymes is real, and appealing. Fans can easily relate to most of the song lyrics. It’s always nice when artists spit something meaningful, and Double $P$ comes through in a big way with Love & War. Love & War is a fantastically blessed conceptual album. As mentioned some female fans might critique some of the words & references used in some of the songs, but the context of these references is insightful & not intended to be derogatory.
Critics will critique the albums artwork due to its low quality, lack of information, awkward design, and boring aura. It’s a mystery to most fans why someone would look twice at an album with such a poor presentation. Step one is to get fans to notice the album on the shelf, and step two is the blow them away with amazing music. Double $P$ achieves step two, and fails with step one. Some will argue that it’s an indie level release which is in a lesser expectation category where a poor cover might not matter, but if the intent is to sell as many copies as possible, an exceptional presentation is a must. Critics might also critique some of the sound quality on certain songs. It’s questionable whether some of the static is there due to a creative element, or simply poor sampling & sound quality, & recording. The music is funky throughout the album, so its possible that Double $P$ would add static in tracks for a creative element.
There is no question that Double $P$ is talented, and deserves to be recognized for his contribution to hip hop music. Love & War is a great album that fans need to check out. It’s only a matter of time before Double $P$ becomes a staple industry name. Recognize.
1. What u see
3. Da bomps
4. Let’s drink
5. Upside down
6. LOVE & WAR
10. One way(remix)
13. Hood news
14. Cold thug
15. $upa hoe
17. How i get down