This artist was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. Growing up listening to artists such as Heavy D, LL Cool J, Sugar Hill Gang, Big Daddy Kane and on to today’s artists such as T.I Luda, J Cole, Juelz etc., Twenty2 quickly became known for his head of his time lyrics. After moving to Jacksonsville, Florida, while working in a sports bar, he was discovered by National Recording Artist G Mayn Frost who took him under his wing as his artist/hypeman. Together they performed and hosted such shows as Flo Rida, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Mystikal, etc., in which after the Bone Thugs show, Bizzy Bone was quoted saying “Twenty2 is the best damn Amp Man in the Land”. Expect nothing but the best from this Midwest/downsouth rapper now Number 9 on the Reverb Charts starting from 103. His break thru single “I Ball” is quickly soaring but don’t take my word. A&R’s holler at him now or suffer later.
The song I am reviewing today is I Ball ft G Mayn Frost.
The lyrics “I Ball all winter, we do this everyday. By the time the summer time come, I’m back at it again. I Ball/I Play, Lebronin everyday. I Ball/I Play, Lebronin everyday.” This song is all about working hard every day, giving the absolute best of yourself to achieve your dreams, go after exactly what you want in life, be open to new possibilities and let your capabilities shine through. Don’t give up until you have accomplished what you set out to do.
When Twenty2 sings “You can catch me down that Florida way, you know droppin’ off that Florida bait, from Duvall to Mia, all the way to my state.” This epitomizes having fun whilst still putting in the hard work required to take your life to the next level.
The lyrics “I’m out here tryna get it Dawg, plus money the only thing speaks to me.” Twenty2 is explaining here to his homie that he is trying to make it and money is the only thing speaking to him.
I love the overall message this song represents. The words “I wildin, you only live once, so they said live it.” So very true, go after what drives you in life. Follow your passions. “Half of Yall livin like ya dead.” Quality message here as a lot of people just seem to drift through life like it is a rehearsal and never reach their true potential, therefore time just slips away and they do not realize how precious life really is.
G Mayn Frost sings “I been fly for so long, so fly that it hurts, I ball like lebron.” Excellent words here as he is such a cool guy and this song displays his confidence, which is brilliant to see as his passion for music is reflected throughout this song.
“Got money tall as Mutombo, I’m clean like Irish Spring. My swagger hotter than Gumbo, I’m a show you how this pimpin feel. I’m nice around the mic, now I know how Scottie Pippen feels.” G Mayn Frost is stating that he moves with confidence, sophistication and respect. He presents himself smartly and takes care of whom he associates with. Wonderful comparison here as Scottie Pippen won 6 titles while playing for the Chicago Bulls alongside Michael Jordan who is an American former professional basketball player. Michael also worked persistently to achieve his dreams, which is what I believe G Mayn Frost is doing.
This artist sings from the heart and knows what he wants from life.
This is a sick tune. I love the beats at the beginning – absolutely dope. The beats are also energetic and very catchy. This artist has done an awesome job. I am definitely feeling the passion through his music.
It is a brilliantly well-put together song from a very talented artist and I personally love it. I rate this 10 out 10 and it is without a doubt, another great song to add to your Hip Hop Music Collection.
I am delighted to have been asked to write for this fabulous artist.
Hip Hop Reviews
May 28th 2013