Flee Lord & Mephux – “Pray For The Evil 2” (Album Review)

Flee Lord teams up with producer Mephux for their second installment of “Pray For The Evil,” and Flee Lord’s 8th (yes you read that right, 8th) project this year. Flee Lord doesn’t seem to be running out of gas anytime soon either, dropping what may be his most comprehensive project to date. Flee not only reminds us that he deserves to be included in the undergrounds top-tier, he proves it by holding his own drumming alongside some of Hip Hops elite. Accompanied by flawless production by Mephux, Flee shows his range both with content and delivery throughout this project.

On “Cook Out” Fleeigo Delgado recruits veteran Westcoast MC Evidence over a horn-heavy beat as the two rappers deliver hard-hitting braggadocious bars.On what might be the stand out track of the project, “Icewater” co-starring the God-level MC Roc Marciano, you take a grimy yet luxurious sonic ride as the two heavyweights spit eloquently gully bars over a menacingly cinematic string-laced Mephux orchestration. But it’s not all fast pace street talk, as we quickly transition into a slower soulful beat over which the FLYGOD himself, Westside Gunn, reminds us why he has earned his nickname by singing glamorously “All these Palm Angels on, think I’m heaven sent,” before quickly reminding us he will effortlessly pay his shooter 5k to light up your house pronto. Not too many other MCs can pull off a more melodic flow, however the Griselda adjacent Flee Lord tailors his flow effortlessly while rapping about the high life and exquisite taste he has acquired. It’s not soon after that we get “I Remember Back,” a beautiful piano loop over which Houston legend Trae Tha Truth and Flee reminisce on their early days of hustling and dreaming of the success they now embody.

Mephux & Flee Lord in the studio.

And so this is where we find Flee Lord. A street hustler turned business man who is quickly climbing up the success ladder of Hip Hop. We find Flee at a space in his career where he is reaching new heights doing something that took a push by his mentor, the late great Prodigy, while still staying true to his past life in the streets of Far Rockaway and the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Flee has always had an honest grit to his music, now a seasoned MC, he expresses his transgressions with poise, like the late great P “mixing the medicine in with the food.” Other notable features include New Crack Era leader Eto, first lady of Griselda Keisha Plum and Trust Army General 38 Spesh. But it’s still Flee Lord who commandeers this project. Its Lord Talk at it’s finest and we couldn’t be more satisfied. Front to back, my rating for “Pray For The Evil 2” is 8.5/10.