Greg Cooks - The Paragon

Published Saturday 12th August 2017
Greg Cooks - The Paragon
Greg Cooks - The Paragon

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 164831-25301
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Digital Only Album

Reviewed by Steve Hayes

With some likening him to artists like Chance or Lecrae, Greg Cooks (previously known as Puntin) has put together his seventh project. Tracks like "I Just Do It" demonstrate the rapper's lyrical and delivery gifts, while the rolling sub bass helps set the tone for the project. The Texas native showcases a range of mainly southern tracks, Cooks is comfortable across a wide range of hip-hop subgenres (including the deliciously experimental bassline-infused "Why"). In fact, some of the strongest tunes on the project (such as the west coast flavoured "Drop The Top"); the melodic and atmospheric "From Here" and the tasty "Better For You" all stand out. Then there's more personal storytelling in "Long Way To Go" telling us "there's two kinds of people in this world, the ones who make excuses and the ones who make it better." For someone dedicated to touching lives through rap, this album plays no small part in that.

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