Following a series of impressive mixtapes and one-off singles, West Coast MC Iamsu offers bountiful production and a variety of styles over the course of impassioned debut Sincerely Yours. Falling somewhere between the mainstream rap-pop beats of Top 40 rappers like Drake and the hyphy influence of Iamsu's California roots, the album wanders between happy-go-lucky rap ballads like "Girls" and more club-friendly tracks and even the jazzy hybrid beat of "Ascension." Sincerely Yours features plenty of guest spots, including contributions from 2 Chainz and Sage the Gemini on standout track "Only That Real" and verses from Too $hort and E-40 on "T.W.D.Y.," as well as a guest spot from Wiz Khalifa on the slinky "What You 'Bout."
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AllMusic Review by Fred Thomas