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Shot of That 100 Proof: Apathy – Weekend at the Cape

 

Weekend at the Cape expertly finishes Apathy’s series of releases centered around his asshole raps and his New England home. Like Connecticut Casual, it’s awesome to witness how great Apathy is when he’s focused and keeps the tracklist short.

Apathy - Weekend At The Cape
I LOVE the art on these albums/EPs!

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Apathy – Connecticut Casual

T has been patiently waiting, so let’s get into some Army of the Pharoahs material that I don’t hate. The album stream is embedded at the bottom.

I think Apathy is probably my favorite white rapper. Or maybe El-P. Both are clearly attached to the East Coast boom-bap that I love, and both SPIT. Where El-P’s music is very personal and often sonically and lyrically challenging, Apathy has much more of a back-to-basics ethos that makes him instantly likeable for any fan of hard beats and boastful lyrics. Lucky for us, none of that changed with Connecticut Casual, his 2014 album.

Connecticut is apparently lousy with rich preppy asshole skeleton monsters
Connecticut is apparently lousy with preppy asshole skeletons in loafers

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Quick Shot of That 100 Proof: Czarface

Dope cover except for that guy getting zapped. It lets you know exactly what you're getting into with this album
This dope-ass cover lets you know exactly what you’re getting into with this album
Props to Dave Tarantino for the heads up on this. This will be a real shot this time, as opposed to the 800 word essays I call “shots” just to ease away from my self-imposed requirements on how thorough a “review” should be. Also, I started this piece days ago but couldn’t finish before moving over the weekend and I’m just now settled enough to finish this. Another review should be coming in a day or two. Sorry for the content gap.

Czarface is one of those mash-ups that’s a backpack hip-hop head’s wet dream. One of the sharpest Wu-Tang spitters connected with the unfailing underground creators 7L and Esoteric, for an album consumed by East Coast sounds and complex lyricism. Totally consumed. TOTALLY! There’s nothing else here!

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Review: Demigodz – Killmatic; A Simple Mission Accomplished

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I doubt that they’re here for her thesis defense

The Demigodz are a long-lived crew that has endured more major roster changes than the Baltimore Ravens during the current offseason. Holding the crew together, like Joe Flacco will hopefully do for Baltimore in the coming season, is Apathy, the Connecticut underground rapper/institution who has yet to fall off even after 15 years of hip-hop notoriety. In addition to keeping his own output up to par, he’s kept the Demigodz roster filled with hungry emcees who are actually pretty talented. Currently, those emcees are Ryu of Styles of Beyond, Esoteric, Celpth Titled, Motive, and Blacastan.

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Check Out Demigodz – Killmatic

Killmatic CoverThe Demigodz are a crew of underground rappers led by Connecticut’s Apathy. They’ve actually been around since the early 90s, but some hip-hop heads have probably only first heard of these guys when Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park enlisted their talents for his Fort Minor project in 2005. Styles of Beyond were featured a lot on the proper Fort Minor album, The Rising Tied, while Fort Minor’s We Major mixtape included S.O.B. again plus Apathy and Celph Titled. Predictably, their features made those releases worth listening to, because who wants to hear Mike Shinoda rap by himself for a full-length cd???

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Thoughts on Styles of Beyond – Reseda Beach

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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.

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