THE DISCIPLE INTRODUCING "GHETTO APOSTLES" FT FREESTYLE from the
Arsonists, BLESS AND POETIC from Gravediggaz
GOD'S WORK RECORDINGS, PROD: BABY J
Those who thought Shabazz was gone, since his release from Penalty, had
better take notice. He's far from done in this hip hop world. On his new
slice of plastic the disciple enlists the support of able soldiers i.e.
Grymm Reaper from Gravediggaz, the inspired guest lyricist Freestyle from
the Arsonists (Bazz's cousin) and unknown (well to me anyway) Bless. Check
the title for what the lyrical content is about, what else would you expect
from Shabazz? The track is lovely, with that shoalin sound, but way better
than anything RZA's understudies have come with. Never heard of this kid
Baby J before but homeboy cooks a mean track. Its the arangement of the
drum track thats crazy, with its extra snares that pop in & out, and then
theres that ill distorted bassline that overuns evrything, even the snares
drop out everytime that bass comes in. You also get the piano sample in
there, hey I said it sounded like a shoalin track. These guys work so well
together that I'd be very surprized if they dont hook up again. The way
they switch up keeps the cut lively from alpha to omega. Ghetto Apostles
is off the hook.
MOUNTAIN BROTHERS - GALAXIES/ADVENTURES/ADVENTURES RMX
I've been trying
to get hold of this triumverate for about 2 years now. This new single serves
as a great introduction to the world of MB. Its nothing short of brilliant.
I nearly died when I heard the cut Galaxies. Its just stupendusly obese...
so mellow and jazzy, musically reminding me of A Tribe Called Quest. This
is that feel good vibe I'd pump in my ride on a hot summer day ( if I had
a ride). Chops, Peril-L (also see parallel) and Styles make up this ill
outfit who could have signed twice before. Obviously they must have a good
reason for this and it doesnt seem to have affected their ability to produce
astounding hip hop. Lyrically these guys hold it down with references to
the shady game of the industry and their experiences with it. Galaxies is
justifyably subtitled the next level. Adventures is a fun track about ficticious
characters, average Joe, cosmic Pimp and the magnificent Butcher. Like a
comicbook adventure with the MBz as the heroes. The music is produced via
electronic instruments to cultivate truly organic hip hop. Feel this shit.
BUTCHER PRODUCTIONS, PROD: CHOPS MAGNIFICENT