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3 December, 2012@5:31 pm
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When you hear the title Jet World Order 2, you may think of the sequel to a story about the Illuminati planning to rule the airways with cruel intentions domination; or perhaps on a lighter note, an aviation company. But on realistic measures, one could assume that the Southern rap collective is back at it again with another smoked-up compilation album. Although the Jet Life members don’t have any motives to disturb the peace, they are working hard at building their empire in the music industry, and their flight isn’t coming down anytime soon.


Staying lifted as ever, the crew rhymes about the same topics as they did in Jet World Order: weed, chicks, stacking paper, and grindin’ to make it to the top and in the winner’s circle. The lyrics of “Money Gramz,”details this subject best: “Countin’ dough and rollin’ smoke, I swear to God that’s all I know/ No love for these b*tches either, it won’t be until the day I crow.”


Pilot Spitta showcases members Young Roddy and Trademark Da Skydiver the most, as Spitta is featured only two times on the project; one less feature to what was on the first album. Other features include Smoke DZA, CornerBoy P, Killa Kyleon, Dee Low and Fiend. Mikey Rocks did not make an appearance on the project. Young Roddy, who has a youthful sound that is slightly more hype than a typical stoner lyricist, is engaging and Trademark Da Skydiver who has a mellow sound and flows smoothly on each track. Roddy and Trademark were featured on every song.


The album starts out with the “Introduction” as Trademark Da Skydiver and Young Roddy speak about the Jet’s accomplishments of the year and give a list of shout outs. Track 3, “No Sleep,” is the group’s first single and music video off the record. The chorus of the videogame sound speaks for itself and represents the purpose of the album: “No sleep until I’m paid, I’m stuck on this come-up phase.” The hopes for coming up quick and getting rich continues into track 4: “On the quest for a mil, all I got is my word, I’m too real.” “Raw” also has video game effects, but not nearly as tight as “Blow Up” off the first album. Further into the record, “Sittin’ Low” has a chill vibe that has a variation of features, which is an advantage to the track. The best production on the project was hands down “Good Sense,” which features Young Roddy and is also the title of his latest solo mix-tape.


In order to fairly measure JWO2, it is hard not to compare it to Jet World Order. As always, the group, especially Curren$y on his solo projects, chooses beats that are suitable for their lightweight topics that provide a smooth and chill vibe that makes listeners want to obviously light up something and nod their heads. However, it feels like Jet World Order had way better production as the variation in beats made the project unique. JWO2 is a decent project with a few songs that stand out more than others, but it is not as timeless as Jet World Order, which you can listen to it all the way through. The 17-track project may have been more effective if there were fewer tracks. Simply put, Jet World Order was way better than JWO2.


You don’t have to be a stoner to enjoy the smooth rhymes and usually impressive production from the Jets Life crew; you just have to enjoy relaxed and mellow music. In fact, you don’t have to be any specific kind of person to enjoy JWO2. All in all, this album achieves its purpose of satisfying the smokers, but for the purposes of rating it just as a musical work, it fails to hit the mark. Perhaps the crew would then tell the critics to their motto: “Just Enjoy This Sh*t”.

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