It’s time to readjust your Album of the Year lists again with another stellar album entering the fray courtesy of Grimewav juggernauts Enels and Frank White.BX. When you name an album ‘The Fix’ there’s a LOT to live up to being named after one of the classic albums from Scarface. Never one to shy away from the big time though, Enels and Frank step up and smash this out outta the god damn studio! Everyone from the Grimewav stables has continued their ascendance to the top of the game, but the pairing of Enels and Frank is next level nuts!

The album kicks off the the blistering Presidential‘ we we were treated to almost 12 months ago as a taste of what was to come. It’s a brilliant way to kick off this album which is loaded with brutal beats, hardbody bars and cohesive chemistry that elevates this to legendary status. ‘The Fix‘ has intricate keys that bless the boom bap production to perfection, providing the platform for Enels and Frank to get filthy with the flow before ‘Maestro‘ kicks into the headphones, delivering a masterful track inclusive of gorgeous, hypnotic strings that make this song sing. The cocky, bravado bars are a fun listen too, getting the face stanking and head noddin.

Lace Fueg brings the HEAT on ‘Hear My Prayers‘ which is an ominous-sounding joint that allows Frank and Enels to bring a more introspective, mature angle for their street poetry, before Lace just crushes through with his gruff, gravelly flow. This track evokes those ‘Song Cry’ kinda vibes, and in fact, this album has a similarity to The Dynasty album from Jay & co. The Lurch-produced ‘747has stayed in rotation since it dropped four months back, but within the overall project, it carves out its own place through the stripped-back, simplicity of production and top flight flows.

Pressure‘ is a certified banger, a dark, hard-hitting joint featuring fellow Grimey Hanzo Bladez. This track has it all – the beats, the bars, that concrete hustle vibe and is delivered flawlessly. ‘Underground Rapper‘ is a tribute to those who get the job done without the fanfare, and the two emcees are in their element sharing lyric fueled bars. The bluesy, lounge vibe that we’ve experienced on ‘Passion still hits deep and breaks up the boom bap nicely while still staying cohesive from an album experience and then ‘Dope Game‘ puts the listener right back in the thick of the action as Enels explodes on the mic and Frank spits that street shit over the triumphant drums and funky horns.

The penultimate track ‘Can’t Stay Away‘ slows the tempo and increases the emotion as Frank & Enels spit game straight from the heart with a validity few can match before the album closes out with the ode to keeping it real ‘Never Change‘, where the drums are dusty, the mood is vibrant and the bars are hectic and heartfelt.

Bangers: The Fix, Pressure, Hear My Prayers, 747, Presidential.

Score: 9.5 / 10. This is one hell of a project from Enels and Frank White.Bx who have an insane chemistry when they spit. The respect each has for the other is evident by the incredibly well thought out pen game they bring to the album. This album has once again taken the Grimewav movement to the next level, setting the bar even higher for future project. Not only are Enels & Frank top tier spitters, they craft intricate tales, spit them with venom and choose beats that stray from the norm, and add substance to the track. This is going to get a LOT of play…. Cop this the minute it drops and enjoy the firestorm.

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