Tha God Fahim is a 25 year old MC/producer from Atlanta, Georgia notable for his affiliations with Griselda Records as well as Mach-Hommy & Your Old Droog. He also has a incredibly vast discography, some of the standouts include Breaking Through tha Van Allen Belts & Dump Assassins. He & Droog just dropped their collab effort Tha YOD Fahim back in February & after taking a 4-month break, Fahim is making a comeback with his 18th full-length album.
Your Old Droog makes his first of 4 appearances on “Bubble Rap” with Fahim working a melodic vocal loop in the beat before detailing that he lives, loves & learns for the low-spirited “Long Term Goon”. Things take a more mellow turn on the boastful “Pay-per-View” leading into the piano heavy “Rhyme Equity” detailing the story of black man who rose above all evil in the world.
“Pick a Side” is a jab at people living in disguise accompanied with a somber instrumental whereas “All These Gems Precious to Me” speaks on not wasting spare time & the drums on here just hit you in the chest. The piano/boom bap vibes continue with “Ain’t Nobody Safe” once again going at any opposition & I love the harp on “Prestige Fabric, which is a statement of Fahim’s uniqueness.
Your Old Droog pops back up for the orchestral “Closed Curtains” saying they keep a certain dialect & makes his final appearance on “Fah Knew”, which has a woodwind-infused beat & is about how “their messages are testaments for how the real represents”. Then there’s “I Been Made It”, which contains a mind-altering instrumental & speaks on being established for a minute.
The song “Ain’t No Skipping Leg Day” brings in the violins spitting that goon talk while the penultimate track “It Iz What It Iz” is a summery response to those who be wasting his time. Finally, the closer “1 Luv” serves as a hand-out to those in his life whoever need backup with a rich beat.
It’s been a little over a year since this guy has dropped a solo project & Dump Gawd: Stock Lord serves as a pretty solid comeback effort from the man & it makes me hope that we get Don’t Get Scared Now 2 sooner rather than later. I think it could’ve been trimmed down by like 6 cuts, but Fahim’s pen-game is just as sharp as production skills.