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On Almost Famous, Anxious zips through his rhymes — battle-rap, tempo-driven joints mostly about his hustle and his constant striving to be the best — with notable ease, over stuttered beats with bass-heavy overtones. The MC almost out-raps himself on tracks like "Rocket Science" and "Put It in the Air," his anthemic ode to the herb ritual, and he's at his best on cuts like "Astronaut," with its otherworldly lyrics and super-fast rhyme structure. Although the record is not without a dense moment or two, or even a few missteps — "Antidiestablishmentarianism" isn't thoroughly defined, but the rapping is good, and "Here We Go" could use a little production lift — Almost Famous is solid overall.

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