Mother of God. This album yo. I hate to sound like a complete fan girl but seriously, deadass, for real this album is fucking gold. I feel like I don’t even need to go into how amazing this album feels to the soul. With mediocre and even luke warm releases lately, Cunninlynguists burst through the codeine induced haze of trap music polluting South to truly represent for real Hip Hop.
Now, when we talk about Cunninlynguist, we can always expect it to be dope. We’ve gotten over a decade of amazing joints coming from them. With Kno’s genius of sampling & beats, and stunning word play by Deacon & Natti, how could we not right? But like we’ve seen with most highly anticipated albums, they usually end up being like that one firework you pay $100 for and all it does is piss out sparklers, with no bang. The essence of disappointment and sadness. Like a group of small crying 3rd world orphans wearing 1990 misspelled bootleg shirts. Just leaving your little hip hop heart wanting more. Kind of like when you leave a strip club. Not that I would know of such debauchery, but you get my drift.
I had to check it. So I went onto their bandcamp on Tuesday and got it. I decided to listen to it on the 3-1/2 hour drive from Cali to Vegas the next morning. For once in a long, long time, I was able to listen to this whole album, without a “WTF face?”. I was able to listen to this whole album without skipping one track. Literally, every track is dope. Oh! And guess what? There is no 2Chainz feature! *does a quick pop-n-lock*. But what you can find is a laundry list of dope emcees to grace this album and not outshine each other. Each came with an A game that brought this whole project together. Even Kno’s unorthodox sampling was right on point. Where some producers can get a little odd with it, Kno was able to keep it fluid and merge it flawlessly. I won’t say which recent albums got a little weird on their production but I’m sure some true heads out there can figure it out.
Back in the old blog, I used to go into each track but I’m not going to do that anymore. I say go to the link below and purchase this album. You will not be disappointed. And you can name your price. So, why yes, you can get it for free for the remedial peeps. Yeah, unlike Wu coming out with some bullshit “secret album” true Hip Hop is for the masses. It shouldn’t have a price but we should support. So go check it. So while most of y’all are still yapping about School Boy Q’s shit or Lord Steppington, this has skyrocketed to the top for me.
Peace … Smokahontas