Yes......Meth definitely brought something unique to the game. So did Red though, he was an obvious huge influence on rappers like Ludacris.
But Red's solo catalogue is way better. Pretty much every Meth solo album was a disappointment to some degree.
Even Tical, which I consider his good solo album.......as hot as he was at the time and as popular, with his talent, plus RZA.....the hype was crazy and he didn't fully produce. Ready to Die and Illmatic still get talked about, Tical barely does. And I think Dare Iz A Darkside goes down as the better album.
Plus Red was the star of Blackout, by any measurement. He owned that shit. Meth was good, but Red was better......pretty much always, IMO.
As for Liquid Swords 2.....as a rule, I pretty much HATE when rappers label albums _______ 2. Especially 15-20 years later. C'mon, it ain't no damn sequal. Like Jay-Z with all his Blueprint's. FOH.
Only time it worked was with Raekwon, that actually felt like somewhat of a sequal album. Not nearly as good, but it was at least a solid effort and not a whole different style/sound.
Pretty much agree with the whole sequel thing.
I don't think the difference between Red and Meth on Blackout was that significant. Red has the edge lyrically, but Meth makes up for it with his mic presence and flow which I feel Red can never match. Oddly enough, I haven't touched any of their solo albums. Takes me a while to get to listening to new music whether it's actually new or old stuff I haven't heard.
I think a lot of people just prefer Meth because he has more overall appeal than Red does.
A$AP New Single
*Have to head out right now so I haven't listened to it yet, but looks like it'll be crazy*
Drake, 2 Chainz, And Kendrick Lamar are all features. Should help both get a lot of exposure and to have Rocky pull that
kind of name power is insane. I'm loving that him and Lamar are coming up like this. Mainstream rap might just be seeing a major improvement.
Also, remember that big limited edition Purple Tape boxset that came out? ...