Monaleo: Where the Flowers Don’t Die

Monaleo’s debut kicks off with “Sober Mind” showing her motivational lyrics: “Life is like a book, you gotta read through it / And if at first you don’t succeed then you can re-do it.” Then she went hard on “Beating Down Yo Block,” “Ass Kickin,” and “Return of the P.” She has nice flows and she can ride big beats. Then she softened up with ballad singing, including “Miss Understood,” “Cologne Song,” and “Cosmic Love.” The album lost its cohesiveness in between the two opposite directions.