Review By James Shahan
So if Rick Ross and the ghost of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. somehow had a child together, what would that golden boy sound like? Booming and raspy with a heaping plate full of soul, truth and gravy? You got it. Now, none of the lovely folks here at URB are scientists, but when Sean Falyon opens his mouth and wipes the floor with most of the game, it lends some damn near concrete evidence that the far-fetched scenario this review started out with is very possible. This Philly-to-Atlanta transplant has a sound that is distinct and has a great story to tell: his own. Over hard beats from the likes of Shiz Raw, The WeatherMen and SLADE (amongst others), Sean tells stories of the struggle as an artist, a variety of interactions/situations with the fairer sex and losing those closest to you. The sample-driven “Underdog” starts things out with a lot of energy as horns, drums and dusty-vinyl vocals carry Sean’s story of change from an army of one to being the people’s champ. Unexpected but dope nonetheless, even Raekwon’s “Ice Cream” finds new life as it’s interpreted for ladies’ jam “What Ya Like.” Those hoping to find great collaborations here will not be disappointed at all either. Whether GLC, Lloyd, DonWill, Freddie Gibbs, Playboy Tre (and the list goes on), they all fit their respective tracks very, very well. Clocking in at less than 45 minutes, Be Everywhere is a little on the short side, but it’s definitely sweet regardless.