TRIBE UNIQUE - SOUTH CENTRAL: THYNK TAYNK
2nd Abby album on Ocean Floor continues the saga of one Ab Rude and crew.
LABEL: OCEAN FLOOR REC, PROD: FAT JACK
The refreshing thing is that everytime he releases the material is different
from previous efforts. Call it progression or just unparallel creativity.
On thynk taynk Ab shows maturity to tthe next level with the depth in which
he discusses certaibn topics of the south central experience. Its his uncanny
ability to get the message across that really amazes me. Instead of coming
across like a preacher, he suceeds in giving advice as if its coming from
your favourite uncle!!! The common senarios arise on ,THEY RIDE, SHOGUN
& LA STYLES BACK, where whoridin, Saafir (apparently) and Bone Thugs
are called out respectively. On other cuts its just sygnifying for the crew
as with MASS MEN.
Speaking positive, Ab has THRU THESE STREETS the hook goes like this:
THRU THESE STREETS ALL THE CONSCIOUS PEOPLE/
WE WILL TAKE A STAND AND DO MORE THAN JUST HOLD ON/ THRU THESE BEATS I WILL
WE WILL STAVE THE LAND WITH A CYPHER THATS SO STRONG.
Subjects are discussed form various angles, example FRONT ROW, death is
discussed but not in the typical way, here Ab observes from the point of
view of the child ,the family and the widow. Other songs are entirely dedicated
to situations such as growing up without your dad, THEM THATS GOT is that
cut. Man theres too much on here for me to write about and I just
couldnt do justice to it. I can say that its for mature headz and that the
music doesnt conform to the restictions that most modern headz are used
to. Think expansion, hip hop has always been about experimenting.
Check out the entire album for a true positive trip thru South Central!!!!!
This gets the extraspecial slept on award, since I figure most wont even
hear this masterpiece.