Hope Dealer 2 (Dedicated Music Group)
by Mr. Del
FOR FANS OF: Canton Jones, Pettidee
Rating: 3 Stars
Seven years have passed since Mr. Del released Hope Dealer. After fifteen years, Mr. Del remains loyal to his Southern hip-hop roots, which means Hope Dealer 2, his fourteenth album, is steeped in big beats, chunky bass and a thick delivery. Appearances from Pettidee, Canton Jones, and Gospel Gangstas help the mix bloom a bit, since things run a bit long at fourteen tracks. Still HD2 is a solid jam, all the same.
– Matt Conner
WE LIKE: “I’m Ghost”