Maspyke quietly hit with their first release "The Blackout" which garnered them street acclaim and with additional singles to push their abilities to the masses made sure that their presence would be felt. Now with the release of "Static" they show that they have not only arrived, but plan to move in and start paying rent. Buyers beware, this is not a cd of hooks, melodies or even club bangers. The album is a true heads record, reminiscent of Mobb Deep's "Infamous" release from the mid 90's. Some of the stand out tracks are the infectious "step" and the immediate follow-up "The writer." Maspyke make sure to deliver some of the same in your face lyrics while their producer, Roddy-Rod, come with the beats that are well crafted to the type of style and delivery the lyricists provide. The album's only shortcoming is that some of the production when you listen to them straight throught tend to come off as slightly unpolished and almost as though they rushed to put it down. However, the way it hits definitely makes the "unpolishedness" a minor oversight. Maspyke is not for the feint of heart. So true heads venture forth and feel some of that static.
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