The Chicago based Rap a lot trio Do or Die is once again back on the rap scene. You have probably heard their super hit single “Po Pimpin”with Twista and Johnny P from 1996. These cats have been compared to Bone Thugs N Harmony but to me their rap style and music style ain’t close to being similar to Bone.
1. One more way 2 die Featuring White Folks
If you are a big Do or Die fan or if you have heard their earlier albums you will recognize the dark beat on this track straight Do or Die style. The lyrics are about death and dying in other words straight up hardcore.
2. Do U Featuring Twista Johnny P
Uhh this track gives me the goose bumps. When Johnny P sings the hook on a track, the track as whole always come out tight .This track is in true pimp style. It makes me reminisce back to the 90’s when Po Pimp was a hit. In my opinion this is the ultimate pimp ride track.
This is another smooth track by Do or Die. The lyrics aren’t that freaky, you could almost take this track for a track that could get radio play. Overall a nice produced track with tight vocals.
4. See it through reality Featuring Traxster
Once again Do or Die drops a darkbeat and raps about the reality’s in society and their life. You can say that the content of the track is a wake up call to the people doing wrong.
5. Lil’Ghetto Featuring Johnny P
I love Johnny P’s silky smooth voice; combined with Do or Die and Twista you got the ultimate recipe for a tight track. The lyrics on the track are about the poor people livin that Ghetto life wishing for money.
6. Stateville Featuring Traxster and Dun D
Do or Die switch up the tempo on this track with help from Traxster and Dun-D.The verse goes” murda murda that’s what I am be yelling” in other words a 100 procent gangster track.
7. Don’t give a ***** Featuring No Love 2K3
This is one of my favourite tracks on the album. The lyrics are hardcore and the hook is tight. The speed these cats raps on this track is very impressive. What more to say than Do or Die doesn’t give a *****.
8. Bomb on contact
The track start of with an army guy or something talking about what bomb on contact mean. Overall this is a dope track with a nice beat, not the best track on the album but still tight. True Do or Die style.
9. Not 4 u Featuring Johnny P
Johnny P is back with a bomb ass hook as usual. Not 4 u is probably the smoothest track on the album. I am not that impressed off the lyrics and the way Do or Die raps on the track. Mediocre track in Do or Die standards.
10. In a minute Featuring Navee and Z-Ro
If I had to sum this track up with a three words it would be “pure lyrical skills” for all the rappers got mad lyrical skills and they shows it for real on the track. I especially like the verse that that Z-Ro spits, tightness
11. Who I ***** with
This is a high-speed track from Do or Die. Overall a nicely produced track. Do or Die proves that they are back on the scene. To sum it up a good track.
12. Cold world
Do or Die ends the album with slow and more meaningful track. It’s hard to hate on this track because it’s not that bad at all but a bit slow for my taste.
I you like some of Do or Die’s earlier album’s you should pick this one up, if you like Midwest high-speed rap you should pick this one up and if you like a solid produced rap album you should most definitely pick this one up. What more to say than that Do or Die is back as tight as ever. Grade 3.5 stars out of 5