Album Review: "Mumble Rap 2" By Belly

XO/Roc Nation

Producers: Various

Mumble Rap 2 is an adequate follow-up to Belly’s Mumble Rap, released six years ago. The title appears to be a satirical reference to the overly popular type of rap that’s governing hip-hop today. Though he does not mumble rap, songs like “Loyalty vs. Royalty,” which features the late great Gil Scott Heron, analyzes why he prefers one over the other. “De La Hoya”(feat. Gucci Mane) is club ready, while “Real Lapse” stands out because it is emotionally gripping, as Belly exposes and wrestles with sins from his past. – Adam Seyum