Cleveland rapper C-Ro Del-Fresco opens his new nine-song EP with a choppy but energetic number called "Cold" before coasting through the rest of the way in a deep, deep groove. Sounds like he's finally found his footing. C-Ro's rhymes are clean and his topics broad, touching on everything from mainstream rap — something he obviously isn't too keen on in "H.E.R.," a music-industry parable about a lost girl — to family troubles (daddy issues come up in "Lonely Dreams"). But watch out: "WarmSummerNight (Interlude)" could lead to some serious baby-making if you're not careful. C-Ro still has some room to grow, but he's on the right path. And we'll take rhymes about daddy issues over fast cars and cheap girls any day. — Courtney Kerrigan
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