Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz

Make It Reign

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You could compare the debut release from the rap team of Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz, Make It Reign, to the party rap albums of such hip-pop stars as Mase, Puff Daddy, and the Lox, and you wouldn't be missing the mark by much. Make It Reign is an album tightly produced and packed together so that it rolls and flows from one end to the next with jiggy beats and braggart raps. On Make It Reign, Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz continue the trend of hip-hop's heavily danceable and materialistic reputation. They lace their ballin' beats with raps of mic supremacy, sexual prowess, Bronx shout-outs, and accounts of their extensive wealth, as witnessed on the album's first single, "Déjà Vu (Uptown Baby)." You won't find anything very innovative or original on this album, a fact the two readily admit in one of the many racy interludes when they remark that their party raps are designed for airplay and quick money, and not necessarily for "keeping it real." One refreshing aspect of Make It Reign, though, is the raw, hardcore raps that the two bluntly unload on occasion. Tariq and Gunz don't flow with vocals and hooks as catchy as those of their present day counterparts in the rap game, but they make up for it with resolutely opinionated quips and boasts.

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