If that ski mask on the cover doesn't give it away, what looks like 2 Pistols' official sophomore release is actually a mixtape gone official, which means the name of the original host DJs (in this case, Evil Empire) has been removed and a UPC has been thrown on the back cover. Other than that, this is the same dirty dirty that's been bought at the downtown gas station or downloaded from the Net, but in this case, that's very good news. Here, the man who had a big hit with "She Got It" and then fell off the radar for six years shakes off those "one-hit wonder" accusations with the money-counting highlight "My World" with special guests Jim Jones and Ray Ray. Later, he lights up the club with the very 2014 French Montana feature "Know That," then the amazing "Your Eyes" gets misty about missed romantic opportunities while raising the bar for 2 Pistols: the lyricist. 2 Poignant might be a possible new moniker after that great number, and with Juicy J, Talib Kweli, and 2 Chainz all lending a hand, 2 Pistols offers a surprisingly diverse guest list that, shockingly, hangs together. Comin' Back Hard, indeed.
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AllMusic Review by David Jeffries