Fresh out of jail and ready to reclaim his coveted spot in the rap game, Los Angeles legend 03 Greedo shares Halfway There, his first project of all-newly recorded music since 2018.
Recorded in the months since his January release at Houston’s Sugar Hill Studios, Halfway There benefits from Greedy’s endless font of melodies and peerless ability to write fully-realized songs in a matter of minutes.
Spanning 33 tracks, Halfway There provides an embarrassment of riches, a gift from a rapper who knows his loyal fanbase has been waiting a long time. Greedy’s songwriting retains all of the hallmarks that made him one of the West Coast’s most beloved artists: effortless taffy-like melodies, slick turns-of-phrase that become earworm hooks, expressively unfiltered lyrics, and the ability to flat-out spit when the situation calls.
Some of the tape’s highlights, include the breezy “Coi Leray Diamonds” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, party anthem “1 Drink 2 Many,” and the creeping and paranoid “Industry.” The latter produced by L.A’s Cypress Moreno provides a revealing glimpse at how the L.A. legend has processed the vast changes in the rap game since he went away: “Don’t post that picture wit me til I leave, don’t put me on your live/If my bro PNB ain’t go through that, my dawg still be alive/I lost him four months ‘fore I got released, couldn’t do a thing but cry/Cause after Bankroll, Drakeo, Dolph, and Nip, feel like the next to die.”
The follow-up to the Free 03 mixtape, includes additional guest appearances from Babyface Ray, Rich The Kid, Skilla Baby, and more, plus production from the likes of Harry Fraud, Sledgren, Yung Lan, and 12Hunna.
“Halfway There” arrives alongside a documentary that takes a revealing look at what Greedy’s been up to since his release from prison in January.