Lil Zane’s Tha Return was his comeback album after a long hiatus from the release of his 2003 album The Big Zane Theory. Tha Return was released in 2008 on CD. This album uses more crunk beats than a mixture of different sounds as his previous albums did. Despite Tha Return being his comeback album, the album failed to make it to any BillBoard charts. Unsurprisingly this album failed to match the success of Young World:The Future.
In spite of his third album not charting, the album has highlights such as Like This, Hustlers Anthem, Stay Talkin’, and Anywhere Pt. 2. Lil Zane fans and the general public slept on this album heavily. A sad example of a lack of promotion.
Like This is a song laced with Southern rap beats, electro synths, and crunk music. A fine example of Southern rap from the 2000s. Think Young Jeezy, Young Dro, or Jody Breeze. The song Like This didn’t chart on the BillBoards despite having a music video heavily played on MTV and BET. In spite of the song not charting, Like This remains a classic amongst Lil Zane fans.
Honestly the beats and synths on Like This are horrible. The beats are your average crunk beats at best. No surprise there. But those who are fans of Southern rap will enjoy this song regardless of material, subject matter, synths, or beats. The song has an joyful upbeat vibe which can be enjoyable by fans of all ages.
Hustlers Anthem is an anthem dedicated to all the hustlers. Honestly Lil Zane dropped the ball here by not making this song into a single. The song has easy peeasy understandable lyrics and his flows are not too fast unlike many other Southern rappers.
Lil Zane worked hard to get where he’s at today. He has no plans on backing down anytime soon. The money stretches as Lil Zane is respected and connected into the music industry. You can see Lil Zane on TV. He is colder than the winter time. You’re fucking with a baller, girl. He is a rap pro who has been in the game for over 15 years.
Anywhere Pt. 2 is a reprise of the 112 song Anywhere from 1999. The song picks up the friction that the original song left on the dance floor and bedroom.
Stay Talkin’ is a bragging rights type of song aimed towards the haters. The money stretches as Lil Zane is respected and connected into the music industry. You can see Lil Zane on TV. He is colder than the winter time. You’re fucking with a baller, girl.
I rate this album 3/5***!