REASON's debut mixtape There You Have It with TDE was taken out the queue a few times before the higher-ups gave a nod of approval, graciously explained by the head office as an adherence to quality and readiness.
Before giving us a comprehensive look at his "discernible rap skills," REASON released the promo single "The Soul," then another single "Better Dayz," and thus a hype train started to pick up steam, of its own merit for once.
The TDE brand beholds a predisposed mix of street and personal idealism whether they like to admit it. No artist, including REASON, is given a pass to perform below expectations. On "Thirst," REASON does a good job of accounting for those expectations, in the sense that comparisons will likely arise between him and his labelmates.
After describing his milieu to perfection, REASON adds a fitting epilogue to the "Thirst." Gunshots ring out as two muffled voices substantiate their violent tendencies. REASON then traverses the conquering line into the next song "Colored Dreams/Killers Pt. 2," with a piano solo conveying regret.
How did you think REASON fared on "Thirst" and the rest of his debut project?
We pop the trunk
Got us a couple of bottles
Looking for a couple of b*****s
Pull up in front of the crib
Sensors is telling us this ain't the spot
We wanna be but continue.