CGB is an MC who hails from Ottawa, Canada. Currently 19 years of age, he’s been making music since he was 16 and has recently gotten quite passionate about it. CGB has recently dropped his 13-track album titled Limitless Progression. After listening to it in its entirety, I really enjoyed the sound that CGB gave us throughout. Their are multiple vibes being presented here, but all of it is very cohesive and complementary not only to CGB’s tight flow, but also the features that are presented by the likes of Myniakal, who recently dropped his own tape (click to read my review HERE), Moonlite Don, Infamous, and Cubez.
CGB’s passion for hip hop shows when listening to Limitless Progression. The production has an old-school vibe to it and just enough to make it accessible for a wide range of listeners and distinguishable enough to where it can stand out from similar sounding projects done by others in CGB’s arena. The first four tracks were all good tracks, but my favorite out of these was track two titled “9495”. Not only did I greatly enjoy the boom bap inspired production, but Myniakal’s feature in conjunction with CGB makes the two a great duo. I hope they continue to collaborate in the future.
Track five, “Feeling$”, starts off with an excellent sample involving the actor Joe Pesci in character from his role in the film Casino. Pesci’s profanity-laced dialogue from the film (as is usual for him) feeds perfectly into CGB’s flow that kicks off at the end of the sample. It’s a very mellow track that I only wish was longer. After another solid track with “Point Blank” featuring Cubez and a trippy instrumental interlude with “SyncopatedInterlude”, we get to track eight titled “Concrete Jungle”. Beginning with another intense sample, this time from Tupac’s character in the classic 90s film Juice, CGB spits deep rhymes about everyone’s favorite force for social justice, the police (yes, sarcasm). “Concrete Jungle” is definitely one of my favorite tracks on this album with a chill nighttime sound in its production.
Track nine, “Darryl Strawberry”, begins with a hilarious sample concerning recreational marijuana usage and then switches to some familiar production by Knxwledge. I say familiar because CGB goes in on the same production used on the track “Killuminati” from Joey Bada$$’s debut mixtape 1999, and CGB goes in pretty well. Track 10, “3rdEYE” featuring Moonlite Don, has a good hook from CGB about keeping your third eye open and your aura glowing. The next track, “1Man” has some great production by Detroit’s Apollo Brown with CGB going in again. The following track, “The World is Mine”, has a great jazzy sound. But what could be my favorite track on this album is the closer, “Acid Rain” featuring INC, and this is mainly because of the lyrics. Both CGB and INC talk about dark encounters regarding drug use and personal struggles involving fathers, money, women, and other harsh realities of life. A bleak conclusion to the album but it’s a thinker, and the production couldn’t be more than appropriate.
The thoughtful lyrics from CGB on Limitless Progression deserve closer listens and the solid features on this album add to the overall quality and cohesiveness of this project. You can listen and download Limitless Progression HERE and you can follow CGB on Twitter HERE. I’m looking forward to see where CGB’s own limitless progression as an artist takes him next.