I didn’t realize that Ryan Leslie is rapping now. He’s pretty good, and has a much better ear for beats than most of his peers (no surprise there). I love the haunting quality of the sample. Good stuff here
For the life of me, I can’t understand what happened with this album. Well, lemme quit lying, I can guess, with confidence, what happened. Some dope underground emcees who were ill for illness’ sake decided to join a pop/alternative rocker/pseudo-rapper’s vanity label backed by a major label, then made an album influenced by major label expectations and their own desire to finally make some real fucking dough off rap, and predictably, the album is trash.
Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
(produced by El-P)
This album has blown me away so much that I’m mad at myself for taking so long to listen to it. No one I know is/was talking about it so I had to discover it on my own, but even once I got it I took months to actually listen to it. Lemme explain why…