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The Definition of Loyalty is J. Stone's own Victory Lap

Updated: Nov 17, 2019

All Money In artist, J. Stone released his new album titled, "The Definition of Loyalty" on November 6th, 2019 under the late Nipsey Hussle's home label, All Money In Records and 25/8 Music. J. Stone was a longtime friend and close associate of Nipsey Hussle before Nip passed away this year in March. Stone released a couple of mixtapes and projets alongside Nipsey and now, he decided to release his album with the help of his All Money In associates and west coast friends. "The definition of Loyalty" features The Game, Nipsey Hussle, Snoop Dogg, Casanova, Curren$y, YG, Wale, Dom Kennedy, and others.

The first song of the album is called "The Marathon Continues" which is a tribute to J. Stone's friend, the late Nipsey Hussle. The song starts with Nipsey Hussle introducing J. Stone to a crowd as his day one friend and brother, and J. Stone raps about the days with Nipsey, their dreams, goals and how hard they work to achieve their current success with all the All Money In rosters and associates. J. Stone also interpolates Nipsey's bar from the song "Racks In The Middle", and the instrumental of the beat is beautiful itself. The next song is "Trial & Tribulations" where Stone raps about being careful with who he associates himself in the streets and his street cred on this simple but well-produced beat. Then we have the song "Big Baccwood Roller" followed by "Chin Checc" featuring Dom Kennedy, whose a Westcoast artist that collaborated with DJ Quik, The Game and Nipsey Hussle. "See You Fail" featuring The Game is a song where both artists rap about people being fake around them and laughing at them when they're in a difficult situation. Stone claims that not everybody is your friend and Game states that Nipsey is smiling from the clouds to see people supporting J. Stone on this hard instrumental. The next track is a melodic song called "When Thugz Cry" where J. Stone reminiscence about his past and struggles. From his mother and brother passing away when he was very young to spending time in prison, he thanks his grandmother for supporting him and he feels proud that beyond all his struggles, he is still here and successful; a good passionate song. Then we have "Mind on a Million" featuring Curren$y, where I felt this was a motivational type of beat where both rappers talk about investing for their future and they don't have time for grown man doing kids activities.

"Next Level" featuring Bino Rideaux is a track where Stone raps about being in a state of mind of being the greatest and successful man he can be. I love this track a lot because you can feel how Stone is motivated to his grind and his lyrics are very good alongside the instrumental being crazy. I especially love the bar "Contact that n***a Hova, I don't want a contract, I just want to press play on him." The following song is called "Private Jet" featuring Wale and the track is about living the luxurious life and Stone raps about meeting rappers and legends like Jay-Z, Funkmaster Flex, Busta Rhymes, Styles P & Casanova, so you can't tell him that he didn't make it. The song has a good vibe to it and a good verse from Wale aswell. After we have the song "Build With You" featuring Garren, and the song is where J. Stone raps about a lady he met and likes, and he wants to build a future with her by showing that he's really serious. Then we have the song "All Money In" featuring Ben Official, and the vibe of the instrumental is dope. "Last Call" is a song about girls and it features Snoop Dogg and Jeremih. Jeremih interpolates Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing" and Snoop interpolates his song "Pump Pump" from his first album Doggystyle. "Nineteen" is a street song featuring Nipsey Hussle, Casanova, and Pacman da Gunman, and the track is about being hood rich. Then we have the song "Mind State" featuring G.I. Joe OMG.

"Real Shit" is where J. Stone reflects on his past when he didn't have anything and struggling until he met Nipsey who helped and supported him to get himself back on his feet. Stone also raps about being thankful that he never settled to be working under someone thanks to him and his powerful team. "Real Shit" also features YFN Lucci and Mozzy. Then we have the following song "No Replacement" featuring Hoodsta Rob, Garren, and G.I. Joe OMG and the song "From The Bottom" with a nice little instrumental. After the song "No Reason", we have the song "Maybe" featuring James Fauntleroy where J. Stone talks about making it out thanks to a rapping career. The album finishes with the last two songs, "N****s Fa Life" featuring YG and "In The Mornin" featuring D Soundz, AD, and G.I. Joe OMG.

After listening to "The Definition of Loyalty" a couple of times, you can see that J. Stone held his own as a rapper on this album. It has some motivational and powerful songs and a good tribute to his longtime friend Nipsey Hussle. The negative points about this album are there are too many features and a couple of fillers as well, but other than that, J. Stone did his own Victory Lap and we can see that the All Money In team is still keeping the marathon alive after Nipsey's death.

Score: 3.6/5

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