I am late to the game with this track…very late….but I am STILL going to push it because this guy has had a song that I have listened to for years without really knowing who flipped the rhymes. The Frank B. track was off of Shuko’s The Foundation, and called What Happened? I listen to this track HEAVY still to this day.
And it seems like he is still bringing this type of heat to this day and will drop his WAY OVERDUE album, Let Me B Frank. That’s due out soon…I hope. This track features Rock and is bound to turn some heads.
Artist: The 17th
Album: Inside Jokes With Complete Strangers
1. Intro (Prod by the 17th)
2. Look Away (Ft. Rock of Heltah Skeltah)(Prod by the 17th)
3. I Wreak Havoc (Ft. Havoc of Mobb Deep)(Prod by the 17th)
4. Thirsty (Ft. Spoke In Wordz)(Prod by Fantom of the Beat)
5. Don’t Care (Ft. Joell Ortiz & HollaAtcha Gwalla)(Prod by Louie Rock)
6. Used to Love U (Ft. Skyzoo)(Prod by Relavant Beats)
7. God’s Away on Business (Ft. Elise 5000)(Prod by the 17th)
8. Bundle @f St!cks (Prod by the 17th)
9. In My Mind (Prod by Anonymous)
10. Chest Tube (Ft. Seven)(Prod by the 17th)
11. Push (Prod by the 17th & Josh Johnson)
12. Hold My Own (Ft. Cortez, Livin Proof, HollaAtcha Gwalla, Zay G)(Prod by Anonymous)
13. Neglect (Ft. Rich Alomar)(Prod by the 17th)
14. My Drug (Prod by the 17th & Josh Johnson)
15. I Am God (Prod by the 17th)
16. New World Order (Prod by the 17th)
The 17th released his album, Inside Jokes With Complete Strangers, around a couple of months or so ago and I have taken my sweet time reviewing but it certainly deserves notice and recognition. The 17th is lauded on this site for his unorthodox wordplay and topic selection. He has a tendency to take the craft to higher limits with his conversational style and dynamic wordplay.
Ruste Juxx and VStheBest continue to bless with more music from their 2013 album, Ready To Juxx. The track, Off The Hinges, gives us a little bit of a bonus with what I will consider some rare bars from Rock. I have always loved his style. His voice and the way he constructs a verse blesses every track he touches, including this one.
Alterbeats went out and got a couple of the most distinctive voices in the game for the lead single to their forthcoming project, Class Struggle. That is the follow up to their first and highly acclaimed album, The French Revolution. If you haven’t checked the latter, you should be ashamed! Anyways…Guilty Simpson and Rockness do this banger a service by blessing the mic. All heads recognize, the project drops on October 29th.
Shabaam Sahdeeq is undoubtedly a busy man and to show how much work he has been putting in lately, he’s assembled Degrees Of Separation for established fans and new listeners a like to get acquainted with what he’s been up to lately. Degrees Of Separation includes a lot of the dope singles we have featured on HHD this year, a lot of guest shots that he’s been on, and some newer tracks I hadn’t heard yet.
As for my favorites? I am glad you asked. It’s got the Harry Fraud produced Futuristic which is one of my favorites not only of Sahdeeq but by any artist this year. I am also partial to the Lewis Parker produced Walking On A Razor. I am sure that you will appreciate the talent the man brings to the table after listening to the project and find a few favorites of your own.
Album: God Save The King
01 Post-Apocalyptic Request Box
02 Love (Feat. Tage Future)
03 Swaggot Killaz (Feat. Jakki Da Motamouth)
04 Sorrow (Feat. Illogic & Don Jaga)
05 Man Made (Feat. Rockness Monstah)
06 J.O.Y (Feat. Jason Rose & Torae)
07 Union Rights (Feat. Mhz)
08 Yo! MTV Raps (Feat. Jason Rose)
09 Blue Ribbon
13 White Democrats (Feat. Mac Lethal)
14 Golden State of Mind (Feat. Casual, Evidence & Roc Marciano)
16 Got to Make it (Feat. Tage Future)
17 A Talk with Jesus
This is my first time ever reviewing one of Copywrite’s releases. He has made a lot of good music in the past ten years and he has been in a few different places in his life during that time. You can hear that in his music. His most current station in life seems to have brought him a certain sense of peace of mind. Copywrite has recently engaged more actively with his Creator and you can see a changed person even though I have never met the man personally. Through his online interactions, he seems…content.
I can’t play. This joint is going to get some serious play in the Ipod. The beat knocks and these three emcees prove an ill combination. What’s not to love? The visuals are also on point here. Just good stuff all around.