Lee Brasco – Drastic Measures Vol.2

Downloaded this the other day and from the first track I’m more of a fan than before, you sense the realness, there are no gimmicks, this is Lee Brasco being himself and nothing else.

1. Maximum Profit
“No talking, No intro”..Brasco goes straight in, a hustler’s anthem if you may, Maximum Profit has Lee Brasco rides the beat like a surfer on a wave, a heavy production and Lee Brasco does the beat justice, it’s real, it’s catchy, it’s inspirational even, the confidence is there with the lyrics to back it.

2. Lee Brasco Activity
This was interesting, you get to hear more of his personality, the confidence is still there, more so in fact. I felt like it had a comical edge to it, I’m a fan of the ‘Activity’ tracks and this is a really good version.

3. Not Like U

As the tracks progress you get more of Lee Brasco in the sense of persona, charisma and lyrical ability, this track offers the lot and you just can’t help but like him, it is entertaining and good to listen to.

4. HeadTurner (Remix)

The beat stands out from the first three, a lot slower and more spaced out, but once again Lee Brasco shows you his versatility by controlling the track with a different flow.

5. We Don’t Roll
From the drop I was loving the beat and at this point I was starting to look for negatives in Lee Brasco, however, the Ruff Sqwad represent came through, even more confident, more ‘swagger’, aggressive but the calm-felt chorus balances it extremely well, one of my favourite tracks from Drastic Measures Vol.2.

6. Extra
I’ve mentioned versatility a few times already and I have to once more, the beat is a Rock sample containing a heavy electric guitar piece throughout and you guessed it, Brasco delivers once again.

7. Wanna Blow
More of a laid back track, seriously, if anybody doubted Lee Brasco before the track, they sure will changed their mind after hearing this mixtape. Wanna Blow has Lee Brasco talking about his desire to rise to the top, another new flow, yet equally entertaining.

8. The Chase
On ‘The Chase’, Lee Brasco gets grimey, his ability to tell a story is on point, the beat offers him the perfect canvas as he paints a lyrical picture, you can’t help but to believe everything he says, as he takes you on a journey with his flow. Another standout track.

9. This Way
‘This Way’ follows the serious side of ‘The Chase’, touching on harsh realities we face in the rough streets many of us have been exposed to, as well as offering a mature vision and expression of emotion.

With This Way being the last track, it really rounds up the tape but the best thing about it is that you want to hear more. Overall this is a good effort, Lee Brasco offers versatility and truth in a diverse yet entertaining manner, Everyone should have a listen.

Fáris Rating:
7/10

The mixtape is available for download from Lee Brasco’s Blog: http://fleebrasco.wordpress.com

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