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The World's Most Hardest MC Project

The World's Most Hardest MC Project, is the fifth studio album by D-Block member and New York rapper Styles P. It was released on November 20, 2012, by D-Block and E1 Music. The album was supported by two singles, "I Know" and "Araab Styles". Producers on the album included Jahlil Beats and AraabMuzik among others with features including Sheek Louch, Bucky, Large Amount, A.P. and Snyp.

The World's Most Hardest MC Project
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 20, 2012
Recorded2012
GenreHip hop
Length29:28
LabelD-Block, E1 Music
ProducerAraabMuzik, Black Saun, Buda Da Future, Chris Styles, GrandzMuzik, Jahlil Beats, Poobs, Raphael RJ2, Supastylez, Vinny Idol
Styles P chronology
Master of Ceremonies
(2011)
The World's Most Hardest MC Project
(2012)
Float
(2013)
Singles from The World's Most Hardest MC Project
  1. "I Know"
    Released: October 11, 2012
  2. "Araab Styles"
    Released: October 22, 2012

BackgroundEdit

On August 23, 2012, Styles P released the free EP The Diamond Life Project.[1] The album features production from AraabMuzik and Jahlil Beats among other street producers with the only features coming from the D-Block family. The original release date was November 13, 2012, but it was pushed back to November 19.[2]

SinglesEdit

The first single entitled "I Know" was released on October 11, 2012.[3] It is produced by Jahlil Beats.[4] On October 22, 2012, the music video was released for "Araab Styles". "Araab Styles" was also released as the second single.[5] On November 11, 2012, the music video was released for "I Know".[6] On November 20, 2012, the music video was released for "Pop Out".[7] On November 23, 2012, the music video was released for "Hoody Season".[8]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [9]
HipHopDX     [10]
XXL      (L)[11]

The World's Most Hardest MC Project was met with generally positive reviews from music critics. Nick De Molina of XXL gave the album an L rating, stating that the album is "a brief, hard-bodied offering from, as the title suggests, an MC who has made it his business to stay gutter in the ever-softening climate of mainstream hip-hop." The production was praised and he was called one of the most consistent artists in the game. However the album was described as sounding vaguely playful.[11] David "Rek" Lee of HipHopDX gave the album three and a half stars out of five, saying "Overall, you won't find a highly conceptual track on here but there is enough solid material on here to make a strong case for The World's Most Hardest MC, both in the street and on the mic."[10] David Jeffries of AllMusic gave the album three and a half stars out of five, saying "It all works, and there's a winning mix of hardcore and crossover that deserves consideration, but it all runs out too fast, coming off as a taster platter for a better, fatter, four-star Styles P album."[9]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)[12]Length
1."Intro" 0:47
2."Araab Styles"AraabMuzik3:00
3."I Know"Jahlil Beats3:19
4."Like That"Buda Da Future, GrandzMuzik3:18
5."Empire State High" (featuring Sheek Louch)Supastylez2:48
6."Pop Out"Vinny Idol2:15
7."Hoody Season"Black Saun2:31
8."Monopolizing" (featuring Bucky & Large Amount)Vinny Idol3:26
9."Shooter" (featuring Snyp & A.P.)Supastylez3:45
10."Murda Mommy"Raphael RJ23:37
11."Outro" 0:42

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[13]

  • A.P.P. - Featured Artist
  • Black Saun - Producer
  • Supastylez - Producer
  • Bucky - Featured Artist
  • Buda Da Future - Producer
  • Kristi Clifford - Management
  • Grandz Muzik - Producer
  • Vinny Idol - Producer
  • Jahlil Beat - Producer
  • Andrew Kelley - Art Direction, design
  • Large Amount - Featured Artist
  • Sheek Louch - Featured Artist
  • Araab Muzik - Producer
  • Poobs - Producer
  • Raafi Rivero - Photography
  • Raphael Rj2 - Producer
  • Snype - Featured Artist
  • Styles P - Primary Artist

ChartsEdit

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[14] 35
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[15] 29

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (2012-08-21). "Styles P "The Diamond Life Project" EP Cover Art". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
  2. ^ "Here’s The Tracklist for Styles P’s The World's Most Hardest MC Project – XXL". Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - I Know - Single by Styles P". Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Styles P - I Know - Listen". Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Styles P - Araab Styles Music Video - Listen". Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  6. ^ "New Video: Styles P "I Know"". Rap Radar. 2012-11-11. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
  7. ^ "Pop Out | Styles P". YouTube. 2012-11-20. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  8. ^ "New Video: Styles P "Hoody Season"". Rap Radar. 2012-11-23. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
  9. ^ a b David Jeffries (2012-11-20). "The World's Most Hardest MC Project - Styles P". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
  10. ^ a b "Rek" Lee, David (December 1, 2012). "Styles P The World's Most Hardest MC Project". HipHopDX. Retrieved November 30, 2012.
  11. ^ a b Molina, Nick De (December 1, 2012). "Styles P, The World's Most Hardest MC Project Review". XXL. Harris Publications. Archived from the original on November 28, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  12. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (2012-11-19). "Styles P "The World's Most Hardest MC Project" Album Stream". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
  13. ^ "The World's Most Hardest MC Project - Styles P". AllMusic. 2012-11-20. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
  14. ^ "Styles P Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  15. ^ "Styles P Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2013.