17 Songs, 57 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Coming out of Inglewood, Calif., King Lil G has been doing his thing for a while now, independently dropping unapologetic, Mexican-centric West Coast gangsta rap and catching a little notoriety on the strength of his Dr. Dre diss track "Letter to Dre." Hot on the heels of Blue Devil Part 2 (released just three months earlier), he returns with King Enemy, a 17-track joint that showcases his slow-and-low rhyme style and sparse Cali beats as he gives love to 'Pac ("Who Shot 2Pac”), brags about staying armed 24/7 ("Roll with a Strap"), and delivers what could easily be a certifiable club banger with the addictively funky, Rakim-sampling "Make Em Clap." For straightforward Westside G rap, the King definitely delivers. He also gets surprisingly romantic on several tunes ("Midnite" and "Forget Your Boyfriend"). Don't sleep on the horn-laced "Talk About Me" or the sinister drug-war vibe of "Narco Corridos."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Coming out of Inglewood, Calif., King Lil G has been doing his thing for a while now, independently dropping unapologetic, Mexican-centric West Coast gangsta rap and catching a little notoriety on the strength of his Dr. Dre diss track "Letter to Dre." Hot on the heels of Blue Devil Part 2 (released just three months earlier), he returns with King Enemy, a 17-track joint that showcases his slow-and-low rhyme style and sparse Cali beats as he gives love to 'Pac ("Who Shot 2Pac”), brags about staying armed 24/7 ("Roll with a Strap"), and delivers what could easily be a certifiable club banger with the addictively funky, Rakim-sampling "Make Em Clap." For straightforward Westside G rap, the King definitely delivers. He also gets surprisingly romantic on several tunes ("Midnite" and "Forget Your Boyfriend"). Don't sleep on the horn-laced "Talk About Me" or the sinister drug-war vibe of "Narco Corridos."

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