In most cases, the sequel never lives up to the original, but Shy’s new mixtape Law 2: 1 Foot In, 1 Foot Out has changed the norm and is better than the original Law. Shy has stepped his game up with better hooks and bars to create in my opinion his first classic mixtape (I realize it’s too early to label this a classic, but I feel that confident about his latest body of work). It’s the best mixtape I heard from a artist in the D.C. area since Wale’s More About Nothing. Law 2: 1 Foot In, 1 Foot Out is a well-rounded project that gives you a little of everything. Whether you have been a Shy Glizzy fan or you’re new to his work, you will love this project. This will be, in my opinion, the last project he will have as an unsigned artist, as he will finally get the respect he deserves.
Shy Glizzy opens the tape juggling between the streets and his music career on ‘1 Foot In, 1 Foot Out’. On on ‘CFWM’, he boasts no new friends and he sees himself on another level then some of these other rappers. Shy Glizzy warns his haters on ‘Get Well Soon’ with an assist from Ant Glizzy (who really impressed me with his verse…looking forward to more songs from him) and dedicates the song ‘Free The Gang’ to all of his fallen solders locked up or who are no longer with us.
Looking for something to party to? No worries, as Shy Glizzy has you taken care of with the Metro Boomin-produced track ‘If I Want To’ (which could be the next single) and his Doe B-assisted track ‘Street Money’. Shy puts the city on his back on his lead single, ‘I Am DC’, that will serve as local anthem for years to come. Shy Glizzy is known to have a big feature on his past projects, which have included Wale, Trinidad Jame$, Black Cobain & Project Pat….Law 2: 1 Foot In, 1 Foot Out is no different with features from Kevin Gates on ‘Gudda’ (in my opinion, one of the best hooks on the mixtape), Yo Gotti on ‘Money Problems’, Starlito on ‘The N Word’, and — one of the hottest groups out right now — Migos on ‘Wassaname’.
Overall, as I said before, Shy Glizzy’s Law 2: 1 Foot In, 1 Foot Out is a really great project. This mixtape will be talked about for years to come. I know you all will agree with me in a few years that Law 2: 1 Foot In, 1 Foot Out is a classic.