The latest release from the Dipset camp, Hell Rells For The Hell of It (Diplomat/Koch) does much to uphold the street aesthetic that the Diplomats are known for, yet does little to continue with the commercial flirtation that some members (ie. Camron, Jim Jones) have enjoyed in recent time. Dont expect We Fly High Pt. 2 on this record, just brace yourself for Dipsets standard bombastic production coupled with grimy, hard-hitting rhymes courtesy of Hell Rell, who sounds like he has a bone to pick with the rap game on his long-awaited solo disc.Based on the cover art alone for this album (Rell looks like he sees his dentist Dr. FullClip twice a year for regular checkups), you know you are in for some typical Dipset street anthems with an added dose of malice. On album opener Intro, Hell Rell boasts over a panicky instrumental, I dont get high no more/I smoke for the smell of it/Money just a hobby/N**** get it for the hell of it! Streets Gonna Love Me is reminiscent of Camrons 2002 hit Oh Boy, as Rell paints a picture, over a high pitched soul sample, of the bittersweet relationship he has with the streets that dont reciprocate the love he has for them, Its funny that/I love the streets/But they dont love me back. Rell invites a few guests to help add some menace to this already gritty album, including Styles P and Young Dro as well as Dipset alums Camron, JR Writer and Juelz Santana. Absent from the album is Dipset capo Jim Jones, which seems to reinforce rumours about a widening divide between Jimmy and the rest of the Diplomats fam.Im The S*** featuring Killa Cam, is one of the albums standouts with Rell and Cam spitting over this car rattler that sounds like a jam session between a ghostly choir and the devil playing the drum kit.Rell wraps things up smoothly near the end, with Where You From featuring Juelz, where over a laidback, soul-drenched beat, Rell gives thanks and praises to his Harlem crew that gave him time to shine in one of raps most interesting collectives, Before I run off in the sunset/I f*** with a few things/But Im only loyal to one set!After numerous mixtapes and guest appearances, it is nice to hear Rell stretched out over a long-player with no gimmicks, annoying DJ catchphrases and skits; just tight production and strong rhymes. This offering makes a strong case for Rell to receive a quick promotion within the Dipset ranks from a street soldier to at least a lieutenant. SOUNDCHECK:Hell Rell "Streets Gonna Love Me"Hell Rell f/ Cam'Ron "I'm The Sh*t"