Album Review: Styles P And DJ Green Lantern-The Green Ghost Project
Styles P is one of the hardest spitting rappers out; a mixture of gangster/political/drug rapper with a bit of consciousness sprinkled on top. Green Lantern has served Hip-Hop wearing many hats including those of DJ and producer. Together they combine for the Green Ghost Project, awash in comic book imagery on the cover and packed with the promise of two industry vets in its DNA. With such promise you wonder whether they can deliver. For the most part, they certianly do.
The album opens with immediate fire on “Nothing To Lose.” The beat is well designed, with enough ambient noise over the hard drum to entertain while giving Styles enough room to rip. Styles P is determined to hold his title as the hardest spitter out and there is fire in his gut on this track.
Sheek Louch drops by to lend a hand on “Double Trouble,” a Green Lantern masterpiece powered by one of the illest Chuck D vocal samples we’ve heard in a minute. The distortion adds just the right amount of chaos.
The aggression is dialed back a bit for a slicker kind of sinister on “Calling Me” which features the crooning of Tre Williams. Scram Jones dials in a helter skelter number which changes the pace properly, intermittently dropping the bassline from the composition for mood change.