Flee Lord – “Loyalty & Trust” review

Flee Lord is a 36 year old rapper from New York that first came up in 2017 with the release of his debut EP Loyalty of Death: Lord Talk, which was followed up last year with his debut album I Want Out & his 2nd EP Loyalty of Death: Lord Talk 2. He just released his sophomore album Gets Greater Later this March & now just 3 months after his debut mixtape Later is Now, he’s continuing his hustle with a 9-track project as well as 38 Spesh producing it in it’s entirety.

The titular intro sees Flee pours his heart out over a boom bap beat that suits the vibe & then the next song “Contract Plus a Bag” with RJ Payne & Grafh pretty much speaks for itself over an amazing BADBADNOTGOOD sample. The track “Both Views” with Che Noir gets romantic over a smooth instrumental while the song “Kitchen Talk” of course gets on the drug dealing tip over a minimalist beat.

After the 20 second spoken word piece from Benny the Butcher, we go into the song “Perfect Plate”. Where Flee & Spesh get mafioso over a somewhat psychedelic boom bap beat. The track “Hoody Flee” is filled with gritty street bars over an alluring boom bap beat & while the song “Not for Fashion” with Termanology sees the 2 getting into some vivid storytelling, the instrumental on here might be the weakest on the entire project. The tape then ends with the titular outro, where Flee talks about his success over a haunting beat.

Despite the brevity of this project, it’s easily Flee’s magnum opus thus far. His lyricism is getting sharper & the production that 38 Spesh brings to the table is some of his best yet.

Score: 4/5

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