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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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Hasty Generalization: Fabolous – Friday Night Freestyles

Fabolous - Friday Night Freestyles
A fittingly lo-fi art sample for a mixtape about jacking old beats

I mentioned this mixtape when reviewing that Clue tape a few weeks ago, when Fabolous stole the show with a B-grade freestyle on the Bitches Ain’t Shit instrumental. I’m not going to pretend that there’s much to say about Friday Night Freestyles, because either you’re open to the idea of Fabolous talking shit over classic instrumentals, or you’ve probably already closed this browser window/tab. Me? I’m more than open to this kind of music.

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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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