Haleek’s debut EP was (and still is) very interesting, but maybe too dark and foreboding for its own good. It’s not a piece of music that invites casual listening. This new collaboration with Supreme Cuts is more upbeat in tone, still plenty moody but maybe a little more fun. Tapping Tree, Issue and Green Ova principals for an inspired roster of guest features certainly helps liven things ups. Not everything here works, Haleek is still very young and has much room for improvement and it shows, but there is more than enough good material on Chrome Lips to confirm him as one of the more promising up and comers.