Illmaculate and Calvin Valentine have really outdone themselves with their latest project, The Red Tape. The way Valentine weaves the boom-bap around select Otis Redding samples is simple breathtaking. Illmaculate continues to show elite skill level on the microphone. He truly is a master of the art and a complete emcee.
The track Cupid is my personal favorite off the album. The subject matter is that of making our relationships stronger. Both Illmac and ePP aim their discourse at taking their imperfections and making stronger bonds. The chorus is also super smooth.
Definitely show some love for this project and put forth a few coffers for the download!
Real hip hop flavor from the Portland crew TxE with a nice assist from Vursatyl. The beat by G_Force is incredibly innovative, giving this song maximum hip hop flavor. The black and white video also makes this song quite distinctive, adding a nostalgic tone. This track can be found off of the latest project VS PRTLND.
Album: Cult Classic 2
No. I haven’t listened to it all yet. I just saw it was available and immediately wanted to share it with you. The three singles that were released earlier and OnlyOne’s previous works alone merit that you download this FREE release. So stop hemming and hawing and get this one on are your hard drive immediately. I will do a more proper write up later, but for now just enjoy the music.
More good music from OnlyOne’s forthcoming Cult Classic 2. Illmaculate and Epp joined him on this psychedelic journey. The beat is trippy, like looking through a kaleidoscope (which is a fitting comparison in regards to the song’s title) , but the verses are that straightforward dopeness we come to expect from the Sandpeople crew.
Artist: Goldini Bagwell (of Sandpeople)
01. Intro (Unfiltered)
03. Lets Grow
04. Tenure (Feat. Iame)
05. Wmn Vs. Wrk
06. More Than High (feat. OnlyOne & Illmaculate)
08. Speed of Life
09. Words to Live By
10. For Nothing (feat. Reva Devito)
11. No Sucka Revisited (feat. Epp, Destro Destructo & Illmaculate)
12. Prelude to AU (Aye You)
13. Outro (Exhale)
14. Bagwell (DaiN Remix)
In preparation for the end of the year accolades posts, this will probably be my last album review…probably. And because I am reviewing Mr. Bagwell’s, Chainsmoke, you know it has to be good or else I wouldn’t waste my breath on it. Not only, is it good, it’s outstanding.