On first listen, my face scrunched up like I caught a punch to the eye. In other words, this is MEAN. REVL TVLK has been hitting his stride as of late (see his last release "Conflict of Interest") and "57th/C.O.E." continues that momentum. For starters, the production provided by The Vamp representative Kof sets the table for REVL to feast properly. It's haunting, aggressive, and switches up 3 times by the time the song finishes. That, ladies and gentlemen, is an example of the difference between making a beat and producing a song.
REVL sounds HUNGRY on this. "Music's all I've got, don't got no other plans" pretty much sums up the state of mind that he's in right now. Win or die; no gray area and no room for mediocrity. There are lines like that salted and peppered throughout "57th" that lead you to believe that he's gearing up for one hell of a run very soon. The tunnel vision required to attain major goals is something that REVL captures and embodies in a very clear and straight forward way.
"If the money's outside, then I'm outside." Ditto.