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Gotta talk in the NORE loud whisper voice tonight. Tonight's hustler made another flip. Dealing with something that could get you serious studio time. RJ Payne drops off his follow up to ICCT 3. After excelling in creativity, believe it or not he gets more creative.
Songs named after favorites from New Jack City. The grind attracts other hustlers. Special mentions by rising Rochester star, 38 Spesh. Returning Desert Storm sergeant, Paul Cain. Safe to say he knows a thing or two about the talk. Of course, had too get a plug from legendary DJ Doo Wop. The soft-tone, melodic background set by Neff Beats.
Cool vibe carried into the first tune which bring back the Empress by the name of Lioness Jade. She helps the situation settle after the storm by RJ with her blended spoken word and flow. Other tracks that have a type-slow pace is Don Armeteo produced by Brian Blaze. Plus, Dutta Man by Stan Da Man. Still, these beats are hard as Loc Dog in Menace. Energy increases with Frankie Needles, keys handled by Myth. One of my favorite lines from Payne is "Buck 50 if you turn the other cheek."
Notice the Philadelphia jazz culture in G Money On The Court. RJ two steps without stepping on the work from Fonkstarr. Things get slicker on Keisha's Gunn. The bars are consistent and loaded. Salute to Neff Beats for the keys. Fat Smitty reminds me of the direction Hip Hop was going in 2005-2010. That triumphant sound, production by Firzt Donz.
CMB slows things down, for a little. I like the momentum of this project. Reese Tanaka leads with electric instrumental elements. A major jewel we can't ignore, DITC icon OC lands a verse with our boy. How's that for Big L comparisons? They destroyed the beautiful creation by Chukk James. The Harlem emcee would be honored by Appleton & Peretti. We get one more from Fonkstarr to bring it to an end. Something you gotta drive a 1960's Continental to.
RJ started with a quarter, now the audio drug dealer reaches the destiny of a Ki. He represents the essentials well in this form of music. His rap co-sign list is steady growing with some of the most impacting lyricists. Well organized album with new and familiar faces. Exclusive purchases directly through IAMRJPAYNE.com I will provide the YouTube link for our readers. Your attendance is appreciated, blessings from Yahweh!