“Flights” is one of the album’s standout tracks, as Jay and Stro spit first-class rhymes about their luxurious status and lifestyle. With an atmospheric sound and a repeating sax riff, the whole song slows the album down impressively, just before the project winds to a close. Stro has clever one-liners in his verse: “I’m on some first class shit / If I get high, I catch a red eye” and “Let em spend the night / even homer, like a Simpson.”
“Day 2 Day” involves another looping sax riff, this one a bit more active. Mixing jazz into the realm of G-Funk, Jay talks about his hustle to make it, laying out the steps he’s taken to get here. Then Cousin Stizz picks up, talkin about an average day for him, workin all night, keeping his mind relaxed, self medicating, learning from his lifestyle.
Above all else, the album knows it’s sound. Sean House does a good job of diversifying the beats and the instrumentals enough to keep you engaged, while never straying too far from what makes it succeed. Jay Worthy’s contributions are just as focused, sticking to raps in his deep, heavy hitting, voice.
Put together, Aktive (Deluxe) is a well assembled, clean cut, project, with the new additions seamlessly fitting into the soundscape. Well-connected in the industry, it’s clear LNDN DRGS has a lot ahead of them, leaving plenty of reason to be excited about whatever they’re cooking up next.