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R.A.P. Music is super!
on May 27, 2012
My first review was explicit so here is the clean version.
This cd/lp/mp3 is bad! I can't remember the last time I listened to a compilation all the way through, but every song on R.A.P. Music is infectious. I haven't heard rap music this good since Ice Cube's The Predator or 2Pac's All Eyez on ME, but I don't buy a lot of rap music. I am very selective about the rap music I purchase. I was listening to NPR doing a review on Killer Mike's R.A.P. Music and as soon as I heard the words "I never had a religious experience" I was hooked. They played portions of some of the other songs and I knew I had to purchase the mp3's.
This guy is intelligent. The lyrics are timeless and the beats are infectious. Now, what I don't like about rap music is the cursing UNLESS, it is done seamlessly to enhance the storyline. I don't hear the cursing on R.A.P. Music because the lyrics are so meaningful and the flow is so smooth, like a really good Scotch (seriously, it's that good). I could've bought the clean version but why? The clean version of this compilation will confuse the translation. So, there's no need for a clean version. Listen to it raw or not at all. You will not be disappointed.
However, I do wish I could purchase/download the instrumental version because all I music purchases are in the mp3 format because it's so convenient. The instrumental version is only available on the LP as far as I know. Nevertheless, 5 stars for an outstanding body of work. Now I'm going to listen to it again! Thanks Killer Mike. You rock!