Over the past year, Shy Glizzy has shifted, creatively, from his roots in Washington D.C. to the increasingly popular Atlanta sound.
Evident by his recent run of features on Atlanta bred artists’ mixtapes such as Johnny Cinco and Young Jeezy, Glizzy continues on this path by teaming up with the legendary ATL producer Zayotven to give us “For Trappers Only”.
Shy Glizzy dominates the tape rapping wise, but there are a few notable features from Boosie Badazz, Ty Dolla $ign, and my personal favorite from the tape, the duo Sauce Walka and Sosamann, who form the Sauce Twinz.
What you have probably already heard from Shy is what you are going to, once again, hear vocally. Although, Zaytoven provides the listener with a great melodic sound to keep you entertained, Glizzy has the same flow and lyrical content as other recent projects of his. If Glizzy’s style hasn’t been your cup of tea before, I doubt this project will change your mind.
The overall sound of the mixtape is enjoyable, but I found the tracks on this tape to all be relatively similar to one another. Only a couple of songs truly stood out from the rest, with those being “No Sleep” and “Cancel that Bitch”, the latter specifically because of the Sauce Twinz appearance.
After my third time listening through the tape, I came to the conclusion all of the beats were more than likely originally made for Future’s “Beast Mode” mixtape but didn’t quite make the cut. You can read that statement in a lot of different ways but, I tended to go with a glass half full perspective.
Overall my enjoyment for this tape is attributed to the production and catchiness of Glizzy’s flow. The lyrical content is that of most other “trap” rappers, meaning Glizzy isn’t going to blow you away with any rhyme schemes or wordplay. However, I’d recommend this tape to any fan of Zaytoven’s work.
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