If you've visited TYFNS before, then there's a good chance that you've heard of Reggie Prime and the Runnin' Rebels camp. On New Years day of 2015, Reggie released his first full length album and his third project overall.
One of the first things that you will notice about the album is that the woman's face featured on the album's artwork is very distorted. Her is a conceptual album, and it tells the story of a young Reggie falling out with a woman that he once had strong feelings for. A story that I'm sure most college age men can relate to, you're supposed to be able to apply the lyrics of the album to a woman in your life, past or present.
The production featured on Her is very lush and diverse and feature many unexpected samples that are done beautifully. From Central Ave to Hattie McDaniels, you're bound to find a beat that catches your attention. I was also pleasantly surprised at how well Reggie flowed over the instrumentals. Going Back to the Cerebral Cathedral days, I always felt that his flow could use improvement. Fortunately, I have no complaints this time around.
Though I have much praise for the album, that does not mean that it's without flaw. Outside of Central Ave, the hooks featured on the projects seemed very bland and uninspired. Unfortunately, hooks are a huge part of the hip hop genre and if the hook doesn't catch the listener's attention then the song will have a hard time being memorable.
Not a problem with the music itself, but I felt that the organization of the tracks could have been better. The tracks seem like they were just thrown together and didn't really take the story he was telling into consideration.
Reggie Prime opened the New Year with a very solid project that I feel will bring him many new fans. If you keeps improving at this pace he along with the Runnin' Rebels will be a huge force to be reckoned with in the DMV.