This one is also about the visual. Salute to all my comrades utilizing technology for prosperity. Watching a video used to be the only access we had. Now, we are the video!
Big shout to Krazy The Real One, Rube The Difference and Shod The God spitting that pain. Presented in docu-drama form, you get a mix of live action with reels of oppression. The lyrics may reveal the scars, yet complimented with a light melody.
A positive message never to be overlooked. I’ve been in rough living situations, at times. I remain aware, someone has it rougher. The artists want everyone to be treated fairly, while they shine light on lives prematurely taken by police brutality. Watch the vid, like and share. Thanks for staying up with me. Yahweh blessings!
The duo. Something that’s played an important role in Hip Hop, as well as the NBA. I always thought the two had a duo connection, themselves. Tonight’s theme fuses basketball and Hip Hop in a team effort.
Glue Hefner and Big V run with the monikers of Allen Iverson and Jerry Stackhouse. They relate by state origin, plus skillset. The high volume Iverson of VA represented by Glue and aggressive attack by Stack of NC represented by Big V. There’s some clever ball player puns from Hef trailing from song to song. He said, “You know what’s out, but wait on the sh___ I’m making fam. More smashes than Wilt when the sh___ I got in the chamber land (Chamberlain).” V also brings some hooper wordplay. However, one of my favorite lines from him, “I’m up with the roosters, puffing on Buhda, before Covid came I was dapping up shooters.”
Shout to the producers providing that background variety. Papoe The King, Shawn Finesse, Serious Beats, Q Mark, and Collin B. Some of my favorite tunes are Isolation, Time Out and Man To Man. Each joint got lines I wanna quote, I’ll let the listeners discover. An album from a pair of rapper’s rappers. So, the creative bars and energy will be appreciated. Physicals are available, I got a copy. Contact Big V for yours. Thanks for staying up with me. Bless you!
I need the crowd put to your mics up and salute our comrade. Never easy to accept or understand when someone we know loses their physical life. I was cool with this artist, it still bothers me. Fortunately, his music lives on.
Scorcese Lorde Jones was that hustler you would see everywhere and naturally respect the grind. The slick wordsmith got a smooth one from Patchz. A lean track, no fat. Leaving space for the emcee to go to work. The artist uses an interesting angle. Despite the title, it’s more lyrical than drug filled bars. Scorcese actually opens eyes to a system carried out right under the nose.
This is a display of a technician. I like the position of first-person views injected. He even had a a little humor, referencing Urameshi from a classic Anime. You’ll enjoy the flow along with the beat you could feel. This is from the album you should get, Lobster Tales In MyTesla. Peep the wordplay. Long live the legacy. Lord blessing to everybody!
In my earlier years of doing this, I suggested more artists to have a site or blog. I’m glad to increase in Hip Hop blogs. We can’t rely on mainstream media to handle it. While I’ve been away from journalism, the artists have still been in good company of coverage. Plus, it ain’t easy to get to all the releases from so many artists. As we’re in motion I want to go over this album that’s been secured in my hard drive.
My preference of Hip Hop is witty, edgy and some type of aggression. Not limited to those, 00Despo fulfills with Streets of Gold. When it comes to beats for the rhymes I like, King David is one of the ideal producers. If you follow Diamond Dialect you might be able to hear the signature sound through the background. However, the beats maintain individuality.
Not just intelligence, Des let’s the listener know how aware of his surroundings he is, like World of Sin. Rhythm and content in the pocket. His gun talk is genuine. I’m convinced he got firearms that ain’t even come out yet. Some stand outs are “Run through the underground like a Lychen” – Wolves. My older sister put me on to Hip Hop and was a better emcee than me. So, Lingers is a heart felt joint to me. The artist opens up about his sister falling to the streets. Referencing another lost of a loved one, the second verse talking about trying to get high to cope, and meditating in hopes of enhancement.
It’s a complete album with the nod factor. Guest appearances from Timbo King, Tek of Smif-N- Wessun, Big Noyd. Also Planet Asia, Tristate, Blac Rainjah, Eeturnal, and singing from Curtis Harris. I like the variety and fierceness. A song for different modes in your day. This jewel is in stores, get your copy. If you already have it, revisit and share. Bless you!