EST Gee – MAD (Album Review)
EST Gee is in the ultimate zone in this fourteen-track project.
EST Gee keeps his foot on the gas with the release of “MAD.”
5. SLAM DUNK (Ft. Young Scooter)
EST Gee and Young Scooter’s chemistry in “SLAM DUNK” >.
“SLAM DUNK” is powered by this vibrant trap beat that does everything it can to get EST Gee and Young Scooter to rap with peps to their steps. The good news is this: The duo doesn’t disappoint. Not only do I love the consistent flows they rap with, but I also like how they carefreely taunt their competition and talk about basking in their frisky women. This track just feels like something everyone can like.
F**k all the fluff, EST Gee straight raps in “UNDEFEATED!”
It doesn’t matter what kind of music you listen to, the words that EST Gee spews in this song will resonate with you mightily. Throughout the song, which is powered by this soulful trap beat, he raps about his come-up and what keeps him motivated to succeed. The overall rawness of the record is what makes me gravitate to it.
3. BLOW UP
It’s scary hours in “BLOW UP.”
“BLOW UP” is powered by one terrifying trap beat. Over it, EST Gee raps about crossing his t’s and dotting his i’s when it comes to moving around in the streets. For some odd reason, I find the heartless style that he raps with to be very appealing. The other thing that is hard to deny is the catchy hook EST hits us with; it might be my favorite from the mixtape.
2. STAY FOCUSED
EST Gee sounds his hungriest on this track.
This is the EST Gee that I think is special. For most of “STAY FOCUSED,” he comes across as someone who has something to prove to the world. Thankfully, the determination EST raps with translates to enthusiastic deliveries and great urgency.
1. IF I STOP NOW
“IF I STOP NOW” is the epitome of an emotional trap banger.
In “IF I STOP NOW,” EST Gee relies heavily on passionate vocals to speak about his relationship with his girl, his homies, and his gun. For those that aren’t fans of EST Gee’s sluggish style of rapping, I think this track will be a good switch-up for you.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. PRAY YOU DIE IN SURGERY (3.5/5)
2. BALL LIKE ME TOO (4/5)
3. THE ONE & ONLY (3.5/5)
4. BLOW UP (4/5)
5. SLAM DUNK (Ft. Young Scooter) (4/5)
6. STAY FOCUSED (4/5)
7. DROP TOP (3.5/5)
8. 25MIN FREESTYLE (3/5)
9. HOT BOYS (Ft. Boosie Badazz) (3.5/5)
10. US (3/5)
11. IF I STOP NOW (4/5)
12. LIE TO ME SOME MORE (3.5/5)
13. UNDEFEATED (4/5)
14. KADA’S SONG (Ft. Kada)(4/5)
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: EST Gee is an acquired-taste rapper. His look isn’t made for TV, his rap style and lyrics aren’t made for the radio, and his street acumen isn’t made for the fake. With that being said, I find it impossible for anyone who doesn’t embrace authentic street music to appreciate this project.
I’ll be the first to tell you that EST Gee’s rap deliveries are bizarre. To me, he sounds like a dude that’s trying to give you directions while under the influence of a few drugs. I’ve learned to appreciate EST’s style, and that’s mainly because he talks that s**t in his music. Though he talks about the same s**t your average trapper talks about throughout MAD, he does it in a way that feels a little more riveting, vivid, chilling, and complex. You can tell EST lives/lived what he raps. It’s both refreshing and disturbing to listen to.
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.