11 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the many gifts of Los Angeles upstart 03 Greedo is his uncanny ability to create songs on the fly, as he could often be seen doing during Instagram live sessions, freestyling entire songs (verses and choruses) in a single take. This particular talent shines on Still Summer in the Projects, the (DJ) Mustard collaborative album released in the midst of Greedo's reported 20-year prison sentence stemming from a 2018 drug and firearm conviction. Though recorded while Greedo was still free, Still Summer was likely created under a bit of duress, the rapper’s mindspray clearly audible on songs like “Bet I Walk,” where he can be heard punctuating his bars in real time with ayys and oohs while thinking of his next lines. Songs like “Twisting the Lens” and “Loaded” are the apex of Greedo x Mustard sonics: The MC fills the gaps between Mustard’s signature LA slaps with his warbly and unhinged singing. On the whole, Still Summer in the Projects is a testament to the promise Greedo showed during a tragically short run as one of LA’s most exciting new voices. His circumstances have understandably squelched some of the initial excitment, but if he and Mustard have anything to say about it, the 03 Greedo story is far from over.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the many gifts of Los Angeles upstart 03 Greedo is his uncanny ability to create songs on the fly, as he could often be seen doing during Instagram live sessions, freestyling entire songs (verses and choruses) in a single take. This particular talent shines on Still Summer in the Projects, the (DJ) Mustard collaborative album released in the midst of Greedo's reported 20-year prison sentence stemming from a 2018 drug and firearm conviction. Though recorded while Greedo was still free, Still Summer was likely created under a bit of duress, the rapper’s mindspray clearly audible on songs like “Bet I Walk,” where he can be heard punctuating his bars in real time with ayys and oohs while thinking of his next lines. Songs like “Twisting the Lens” and “Loaded” are the apex of Greedo x Mustard sonics: The MC fills the gaps between Mustard’s signature LA slaps with his warbly and unhinged singing. On the whole, Still Summer in the Projects is a testament to the promise Greedo showed during a tragically short run as one of LA’s most exciting new voices. His circumstances have understandably squelched some of the initial excitment, but if he and Mustard have anything to say about it, the 03 Greedo story is far from over.

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