“J Cole didn’t want to let Nas down/me I don’t want to let God down” – Fair “Repent”
RVA MC Fair dropped his highly anticipated album Child of God yesterday. The Suburban District spitta lets go a wide range of lyrical emotions that runs the gambit from his relationship with his creator to his place in the city that he represents. While Fair’s rhyme flow has always been consistent and of high quality – I must admit that he stepped it up on Child of God. Fair raised his game to another level on tracks like “Godly” and “Shotgun Ridin'” and to be honest his high level bars are needed not only to keep up with the heat that’s been coming out of RVA lately but to keep up with the quality features on Child of God. I don’t know what it is but when Fair and Conrizzle link up – their individual games raise to another level – and that level seems to have rubbed off on Chance Fischer, MH Tha Prez, and Dr. Millionaire – all dope MCs but their features on Child of God added to the quality of the overall record. I think you have to contribute the high standard of the entire album to Rizzle’s production and Fair’s detailed dedication on every track. Fair’s work ethic does not allow anyone to come wack on his record. If you do come with less than your best- Fair will body your verse with his flow. And that’s the way it should be.
There are several must listen to records on Child of God: Bring it Back ft. Dr. Millionaire, Shotgun Ridin’, Vintilate ft. MH Tha Prez, & Repent ft. Conrizzle. Fair brings honest bars to the game and it’s consistent with his personality and character. But be careful, what you see is not always what you get because when you see Fair – you see is a pretty humble and laid back guy but what you get – especially over a Conrizzle beat – is a lyrical monster that will deliver quality rhymes over and over again. 4.5 out of 5 mics