So Back: I like the beat and the verses a lot, but not the hook. Highlights include: "yeah youre fucked" haha. That bridge was real nice, incredible production, and concept (the back n forth was nice, though it might have been overdone with that last hook).
Wandering Stars: I'm not sure but I don't think the beat and the hook are on pitch. The singing verse was weird ax, but it's very catchy. Kez, by the end of your verse you sounded awfully bored "as we laugh while we cruise around and light a joint" see what I'm saying? On the otherhand, lyrically you were stellar and in my mind I can't help but think what a waste. Plus your quality seems to have taken a step backwards from So Back.
Killer: I do like that you're experimenting (i.e. that chorus, that vocoder type effect or w.e.) but I'm not a huge fan of that hook and ax you're first verse started a little bit off, it still flows but its not smooth. (i.e. i never had the guts to do it but i finally do.) Kez you got yourself a nice verse, love the finish (fuck the queen, rip the heart of that king) and the cardinal sin line. The bridge annoys me and it was even more annoying when both of you did it together and not even match in vocals. The third verse is clutch, it saved this song imo. Back n forth shit is working for you 2.
Havana Blvd: The beat/hooks are awesome. Ax the melodies you make are awesome, but your singing vocal still needs work. Kez you had yet another nice verse with some nice rhymes. Ax you got a nice verse as well, yours is a lot more catchy than lyrical and Kez is more lyrical than he is catchy. Together it makes a good duo. Btw that is definitely Shakira right?
Kings & Superstars: Wow this beat is incredible! These interchanges between each verse are just perfect, I'm honestly impressed. Ax you're verse migh be just a tiny bit louder than kez though. Flows are perfect from both and you guys are flowing off each others rhythms, which is nice. Short song, no hook, yet it might be my favorite.
Set Me Free: The beat is really heavy and Ax you're voice works real well with it because you got a very deep and strong voice.
Hate Us Again:
Kez:"Motherfuckers want to kill us thats why Ax had to Die Again" haha nice..sometime/dumb time flow was real nice there. Finally a Kez chorus...I've been waiting for this one. I like it very much.
Ax: nice delivery its really haunting.
Highlights: "Hate our quality, my accents, and ? go fuck you" and that singing at the end.
Feels So Great: Definitely feels like a good time beat.
I dont like your verse Ax. Let me explain why it feels so simple/plain and nothing to it. If you feel so great then show us why...but on this verse you don't.
"on the floor like a doormat" "nigga I'm the shit" Rhymes are simple. Concept is simple. Hook is awfully simple. Kez on the otherhand, you brought exactly what I expected "fuck what all these whore think, I couldn't feel more great, the fuckin most annoying" great rhymes right there kez. You'er verse had a great use of vocab and syllable rhyming!
The Return: Cool beat. It's like a club beat with a lot of intensity. Nice adlibs and mixing Ax. Kez I like the structure on this verse, very original from your other verses with a few switch ups. Ax you're slurring a lot on ur verse and you're rhymes
Kez: those rhymes are great man keep it up. The flow while it was on beat, it was not as smooth as it can be. (i.e. "there will be no retention, I only know the question")
Ax: hmm the verse really doesn't fit in with kez's subject matter. I liked these lines "i can't compete with this bitch, because you sucking the dick of those who critique this shit" and the way it flowed into the "one thing to be big ax 's misses"
Chambers: nice flow, but you sound a bit bored though. Though I would wish you would change up your structure a bit more. Notice how ax's rhymes don't necessarily hit in the same beat. Overall though I feel you had the cleanest verse in terms of both flow and quality.
Full Of Myself: Wow ax that hook sounds like some frank sinatra shit. This beat is incredible sounds old school and groovy.
Kez: vocals need to be a tad bit louder. great rhyme scheme though.."why respect is expected."
Ax: awesome verse man..
One of the best songs on this song, easy.
Rise From The Ashez: Ok i dig this beat, very simple n catchy. "karatee, any form of self defense" feels a little off to me kez. Some great rhymes and lyrics. "my cup runneth over with rhymes, but that's refillable, every letter in the alpahbet i slashed n killed em all" This is one of my favorites on the album I'd say. Quality sounded pretty good here.
My World III: haha ax nice falsetto voice. EmoKez on this song "I hate myself, I wanna kill myself"
Nice beat btw, I like those strings a lot. Ax you remind me a lot of South Park Mexican with the way you sing over your beats. (check him out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjtPUlhNddY
) Kez again lyrics have some nice lyrics but i wanna hear more variety the stuff you say. I wanna hear more punchlines as well.
Lost Ones: that's an interesting flow ax, haha. I had a hard time understanding you but I like the change up. Kez fast flow really does suit you.
Ax: You need to learn to change up your tone a little bit, you sound monotone on some verses but overall your delivery is very strong. You should work on stepping up your lyrical game, you're rhymes are nice but there's not much syllables or multiple rhyme schemes. Take a lesson from Kez on that. Like I said earlier, you have a nice vision for melodies and they way they are costructed. You really just need to work on that singing voice and pracitice hitting the right note evry time. I'm impressed with how you carried the tape and how you left a big ax-d taste on it.
Kez: You need to learn to lead songs more, like you did on Rise From the Ashez and Hate Us Again. You lyrics are great and flow is really nice, but the creativity in the verse subject matter is very lacking. I also wanna hear more variety in concepts that you choose. While I do realize the main concept of the tape, I feel ax talked about a lot of different things in his verses, you should take a lesson from that. You pretty much carried the lyrical weight on this tape but it was pretty obvious the commander was Big Ax-D as his influence was very much all over the tape.
The tape was pretty good guys. The album concept was great and didn't annoy me (no pun intended) Two issues were the beat choices and the singing wasn't especially good from either of you. My beef with the beats isn't whether they were good or not, but the variety in them. You guys managed to make these songs catchy and lyrical which is very hard thing to do. Good work, good job and keep it up.