It’s been awhile since S Dot P Dot hit the streets with some heat rock, and sadly, he still hasn’t. Styles, what’s going on, what happened to the lyrical content of old, the dope beat selection, the collabs?

Styles does show signs of life on “The Hardest” featuring AZ and “Cook Up.” Over his career Styles has produced some of the most thought-provoking lines ever, but the Phantom falls short of classic Pinero.

The accompanying DVD is entertaining, showcasing some of P’s best performances and a slew of rappers answering the question: “Who’s your favorite gangster”?

Grade: B

Phantom Gangster Chronicles – Vol. 1 is currently available.