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This review is from: Mainstream Outlawz (Audio CD)
X-Clan has never disappointed. You won't find any candy rap here. You won't find vulgar rhymes or glorified violence either. X-Clan has always stayed true to the crossroad ways... hence the X in X-Clan. You come to a crossroad in your life and what are you going to do? X-Clan clearly has it's mind made up... they aren't going to sell out. Brother J has taken things to a completely different level. Not concerned with commercial success or radio airplay, X-Clan stays true to it's roots. Many people won't like this music. Those who fiend for catchy candy lyrics or music with gangster themes will probably not be fans. However, if you want to hear quality hip hop with a purpose, take the time to educate yourself about X-Clan. This album follows tradition. X-Clan has changed a bit musically over the years, but nothing has changed in the message. Lyrics that will wrap around your mind, beats that will pound in your chest... and of course there is Brother J.
This album is an instant classic and a must have for anyone who likes hip hop with a cause. In my opinion, X-Clan has solidified it's standing as the greatest hip hop group to ever exist. They are also probably the greatest group that you've never heard, or never bothered to check out. Well, don't sleep any longer. Brother J has some things to tell you... and trust me, you'll be enriched by listening. I don't think I have heard one curse word on this album, yet it is probably the hardest hardcore album out since their last album. My 6 year old daughter loves X-Clan, and I love that she can listen to it without having her mind polluted.
It doesn't matter which songs are the best or what I like about Mainstream Outlaw. It's great from top to bottom. Just when you think that X-Clan can never do any better... they always come through with more. They always remain at the top. As Brother J says, he is banging it for the chilrens. True indeed. We are certainly enriched by Brother J, his music is a call to the civilized.
Thank you Brother J and X-Clan. Keep banging for the chilrens.