In recent years the quality of some UK hiphop has begun to take the expectations of the scene's listeners to new heights. Far more exciting production ideas and more interesting rhyme patterns, flows and lyrical content has elevated the entertainment impact of the genre's high end releases, and created a result which draws the listener back to the record many times. It generates great interest in the artist and has everyone constantly asking when the next release will drop. That's all well and good, but now this effect is altering the way many solid releases, which are good efforts but without that something special people have now been exposed to, are received.
Teef's rhyming ability is solid and there's a healthy bunch of tracks on this release which is way too long in length. '5 Finger Discount' is a highlight due to its interesting production and 'Paint Downing Street Black' showcases good lyrical content. 'My Friend Kaybelrex' provides a story telling effort which keeps you listening. But by the end of the demanding 15 tracks, you're left with a strong taste of genericism. There are so many people putting out UK hiphop right now, and so more and more rappers are sounding way too similar to five others. This is one of them. There's nothing unique here, and there's an extreme lack of character and flavour strong enough for people to differentiate the release with 50 others.