This is a release that snuck up on me which reminds me I really need to get up on my game since I am a huge Team Thoro supporter and have been for years. Lord Of Kingz is an eight track odyssey that features the heavy hitting lyricism of AbSoulJah, Halfabrick, and Spicco.
Abundant Thoughts is a nice intro to the project and hopefully I will be able to hit you all off with a full review in the coming weeks. If you like this track, I all but guarantee you are going to feel the album. Production is coming from Barz4thehood.
Artist: The AbSoulJah x Ugly Tony
Album: Sketched In Outlines
1. Thoro Freestyle
2. Get Well Soon
3. Come On
4. Wonder Why
5. War Of The Mind
6. In Between The Lines
7. The Mood
9. Father N Sun
This was a little bit of a surprise to see this project released. But I am always game to hear some new AbSoulJah and with Ugly Tony on the boards I knew it was going to be better than just a solid project and it is.
Artist: The AbSoulJah
Album: Dim The Light
1. Fork in the Road (Beat by JFX Productions)
2. World Don’t Love ft. Streets Goon & HalfaBrick (Beat by Shaolin Beatmaker)
3. In Motion (Beat by DJ Simsima)
4. Lost in a Moment (Prod. by I.N.C.H)
5. Nighttime Dwelling ft. Spicco (Prod. by DJ Low Cut)
6. The Real Type (Prod. by Soulslicers)
7. No Plans (Beat by NoyZ)
8. Stand Strong (Prod. by Machine Gun Funk)
9. Grand Goon (Beat by H.Lava)
10. The Marriage (Beat by Keko Beats)
11. In My Element
12. Next Life
13. No Serenity (Beat by Keko Beats)
14. How It Is ft. Angry Man (Beat by Manu Beats)
15. Get Well Soon (Beat by Ugly Tony)
I have been waiting and waiting for Ab to drop this album (and I took forever to do the review so I can’t talk much). I will say I have been checking for this release for about two years. I got an unofficial listen last year sometime, and after a lot of prodding I thought the project was just going to be shelved. Needless to say, I am glad that it saw the light of day. In discussing the album with some heads a couple of weeks ago, someone made the comment that they wished this was the type of music that Mobb Deep still made. I concur. The AbSoulJah has made a career of dropping that street realism with wordplay that keeps things continuously interesting. He never gets monotonous and keeps the listener engaged constantly.
The Absouljah’s new album, Dim The Light, is out now. I have been on the man to release this project for probably about a year now and it finally arrived January 8th. I will have a full review of the project coming soon but meanwhile I wanted to break you off with a single that DJ Low Cut sent me and produced so you can get a feel for the album. If you are feeling this, make sure you cop the project. I feel that The Absouljah has that unique blend of streets tailored in intellect so def worth the price.
The ill combination of The AbSoulJah and Soulslicers are responsible for this track and video right here. These two also happen to be two of the most underrated artists in the game. I have long been a fan of The AbSoulJah’s flow and street-centered lyricism and the Soulslicers had me hooked on their album, Boost Da Soul.
This track will be featured on two projects, The AbSouljah’s new album, Dim The Light and Soulslicers’ Slice Of Life mixtape. The AbSoulJah also put me on ot th efact that he has a Free EP dropping at the end of the year. You are going to want to stay tuned for that.
Artist: Halfabrick & Alterbeats
Album: Revolutionary Tactics Vol. 2
Source: Absouljah Twitter
- Intro Bars (ft. DJ Modesty)
- Mott Aveness (ft. Spicco and Absouljah)
- Rebel G You
- Real Connotations (ft. DJ 456)
- Verses In The City Of Light (Bonus Cut)
I have a rule of thumb, if someone whose music I currently like, recommends something else that I may not have heard, I check it out. This is how I find a lot of rare gems and dope tracks. I monitor my Twitter timeline hoping to find that diamond in the rough. Well this time that gem comes courtesy of The Absouljah.