Yesterday one third of the illest trio to ever do it released a new album. Yonkers rapper Styles P dropped his new retail album entitled Phantom And The Ghost and it could have not been at a better time. Known for repping the streets, Styles P continues to stay true and proves that you don’t have to sell your soul to sell albums.
For this indie album Styles P enlist the help of his comrades Jadakiss and Sheek Louch, along with Rocko, Vado, Raheem DeVaughn, Chris Rivers (Big Pun‘s son), and more. This album really goes in. I mean, honestly, you can never go wrong with Styles P over a Vinny Idol beat, but you should already know that. Emcees don’t typically stay relevant over the twenty-year span that the Lox have been doing it. Think about every rapper that has come and gone in the last twenty-years and yet the LOX stay solid. Other production for this album comes from Harry Fraud, Joe Milly, Buda Da Future, and more.
Styles P is a true emcee, so it’s great to actually hear bars that speak measures. The lead single “Sour” is evidence enough that the real is back. “Sour” features Jadakiss and Rocko and is one of my favorite tracks off of the 12-track LP.