Barri G – Preparation
Emcee Barri G makes his official debut with Preparation. The rapper repurposes tales and anecdotes from his days of pushing over 12 songs; but not as a means to show he’s “real”, but rather using the pain and life lessons from his experiences to show why he is placing his energy into attaining success via a different path (music).
His cool flow rides well with the insouciant beats, even as they lay thick over the production because the songs aren’t mixed – a major weak point of the tape. However, it’s clear that Barri G has potential and a lot to say, but he still has a ways to go. Preparation isn’t a bad start, though.
Hard Tune: “The Team”, “Wanted Out”, “Truth Be Told”, “Self Love”