PRESSED ON MAROON AND BLACK VINYL
Plates II, a sequel to his independent mixtape Plates, positions Hyde as one to watch in the Griselda-wave 2. 0. Sporting production from the likes of Daringer, Sha Money XL, Harry Fraud and the late DJ Shay, as well as verses from Benny The Butcher, Heem, Skyzoo and Westside Gunn, Hyde flexes his connections and curates a solid body of work. The project's shiniest gems include some of the singles that have already hit the net. "Hustler's Prayer" features Hyde and Heem interlocked in a battle to see who can drop the most street flexes, complemented by The SoulMonsters' grainy production. Another noteworthy cut is the DJ L-produced "Alone" featuring Benny and G Herbo - which, aside from the DJ Shay-produced outro "Black Sinatra," is possibly the project's most replayable track. One thing that comes across crystal clear is Hyde's lyricism. He holds his own alongside a formidable tracklist of guests and shows a lot of diversity with his delivery. Look no further than the "Sarah Freestyle," where the subdued DJ Chopz and Skrilla loop provides an atmospheric backdrop to a relentless, two-minute onslaught.
2 Nova feat Westside Gunn
3 Alone feat Benny The Butcher & G Herbo
4 Boon Intro
5 Hustler's Prayer feat Heem
6 Glorious Morning feat Benny The Butcher
7 Sarah Freestyle
8 When I Go feat Killa Kyleon
1 Momma Luv
2 The Come Up
3 Red Moon Rising feat Chase Fetti & Jay Worthy
5 Enrique feat Meyhem Lauren
6 Skid Row feat El Camino & T.F.
7 Slow Eddie feat Skyzoo & Grafh
8 Black Sinatra feat Benny The Butcher & Heem