P1 ZoneThree – What If I Told You The Truth Mixtape Review


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( 4UMF NEWS ) P1 ZoneThree - What If I Told You The Truth Mixtape Review:

When I first pushed play on this mixtape, I was surprised from the delivery of the production and/or the lyrical delivery. P1, coming from Zone 3 in Duval County, Florida sound like he spent most of his summers in Queensbridge with Nas. This is not mumble rap, this ain’t that. From the intro, with it’s lush melodies remind me of the production that the game used to have when music was coming out of Suave House from the likes of EightBallMJG. “Born”, “On My Mind” and “Truth #1” had me traveling on I-95 going North but “Already Know” brought me back to the South like it was straight out of the Dungeon Family. DJ Swagg kept the original tracks moving smoothly through transitions and when they switched the flow back to southern trap music, you never get lost, it draws you in more.

“Trap” does well to honor the culture but P1 don’t let you linger on a song or a sound because he flows in so many ways. “Gotta Get It” continues the momentum and the witty lyricism and melodies keep you interested and if you’re out late night trappin, this is a repeat button song, it’s motivating! Now we drop by the scripp (strip) club on this next gem, “Do W hat You Do” is definitely a pole favorite and I can see the ladies poppin to this song and all the real Gs makin it rain all over the building!

This reminds me of the YoungBloodz in their prime but the music and lyrics are definitely 2016 and beyond! Need a lil milk!!!! “Let’s Get It” was a swing at the bounce music with an ode to Manny Fresh and Cool Ass Chelsea delivered her lyrics like a pro. On “Truth 2”, P1 takes us back to the lyrics and keep the balance for the hip hop heads who’s looking for messages in the music. I would have put the top down on that “TrapHouse” but I was lost in the music and was driving the family R350 minivan but the music had me feeling the night air on my bald head like a cool breeze.

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P1 sets the tone in in his music like a movie director because the next track flows so hard that I heard a single in this one called, “Money”! I could see the video with the whole Zone Three doing a heist on a drug lord and his well protected compound and then spread the millions to the people like modern day robin hoods... This mixtape is like watching Netflix & chilling because the music flows through your ears and your mind visualizes every song like a great adventure throughout th e hood. On “Like Me”, the track serves us like a lil pimp talk like from the Mike Epps character in “How High”, “nare nuther like me”, a real pimped out tribute.

By the time you reach “T ruth 3”, the concept of the mixtape’s title, “What If I Told You The Truth” you have a clear understanding of the mindset of P1 and his Zone 3 family. The MLK interlude was priceless! “Struggle” reminded me of the G-Funk era with Nate Dogg and it shows the depth of a real artist who leaves no one untouched and it also shows growth and where the MC comes from the mud. This reminded me of the West Coast, Tupac and the Outlaws and time long forgotten in the music. Thanks for bringing me back.

This ain’t mumble rap, this ain’t that! The last track soulful bass that came through my headphones on this swept me away through “Hard Times & Gangsta Livin” and P1 and Zone 3 gained my respect forever.

“To get to the penthouse from the basement, you’re g onna need heart and hustle...” The flow of each veteran MC was so refreshing that I didn’t want the song to end. Listening to their spit gave me a different respect for Jacksonville, Fla. The world needs to know about you cats and I hope my review touches many so they can hear the “truth”. DJ Swagg, thanks for this o ne, “What If I Told You The Truth” the mixtape......

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