Over the summer, Ea$y Money had jumped back into the scene with a fresh EP. Since then, he’s jumped on many tracks as a guest feature. He’s now released his first offering of 2020, a new EP called When I Feel Like. Produced entirely by Billy Loman, the project’s title suits Ea$y just well. He always comes back around to drop new music, when he feels like it, literally.
On the first joint, “No Shapeup” (with scratches by Statik Selektah), Ea$y is a solo executioner, his bars being the bullets that leave the smoke trail behind. On the title track “When I Feel Like”, he spits survival tactics that are vital to maintaining longevity, and schools those who aren’t up on game. I enjoyed the verbal tag team between Ea$y and Chilla Jones on “Mike & Pip”, 2 great emcees with strong battle rap backgrounds. Learn from the past, advise others not to make the same mistakes, and do right for your seeds is the message on “Back to my Kids” featuring Termanolgy. “Close The Curtain” is fueled by 4 verses of individual styles, featuring Ghetto, Pat Liban (who also recorded most of the tracks) and Fabeyon over superb, head nodding production. On the final joint, “Tito’s and Soda” Ea$y’s word play is slick, with some clever Hip Hop references.
“Ladies love ’em a smooth operator, I’m like LL but with Kane bars”
“Billy Loman on this Pete Rock, but I am just too smooth to C L’s”
What you get here is 6 tracks that you can play in its entirety, all solid bars, no fillers. It was nice to see Billy Loman collaborate with Ea$y again, because he cooked up some serious heat on this project. When you’ve been doing this for as long as Ea$y has, it just comes natural and never goes away. If you ever hear him say he’s going into retirement, keep in mind that he has too much to offer to ever hang it up completely. You can check it out on Apple Music, Spotify, TIDAL and Amazon Music, but if you’re a physical collector, CD copies are available now for pre-order.