Monday, August 16, 2010
Alive & Well is a more upbeat but blander sequel to Stik Figa & D/Will's first LP. Although the album fails to overpass hellogoodbye it offers a few notable cuts such as Alive, The Down, and Well..., a jazz influenced track. The best moment of the album comes when IZMORE, who appears on Rich the Factor's new mixtape, rips the record's standout song, Pressure. The most lacking element of Alive & Well is D/Will's production which hasn't differed from last year's project. Hopefully Stik's upcoming project with Washington DC emcee/producer, Oddisee will pack a bigger punch.