Alright people its your dude the General 18th Letter followed by the 1st IN total effect back with another album review for that ass. Before I go on, I must say it has been an incredible start to Hip Hop’s next 40 years. If you don’t know what I’m referring to, then you either live in the sewers with Master Splinter or were just released from a POW camp.
Gotta give K Dot his props for breathing life into my culture from a mainstream POV. This week’s artist should’ve been on his list of names Flushing, Queens (home of my favorite baseball team-Mets) own Action Bronson. You’ve heard of me speak of dude from his features on Statik Selektah’s Exented Play.
Well homie is back with a teaser EP Saab Stories produced entirely by up and coming producer Harry Fraud. I give it 3 and a half General stars for its solid production and Action’s flow and voice, which reminds me of a Ghostface Killah AZ hybrid.
The album opens with 72 Virgins, a 97 ish style RZA guitar and bass track with Action going in hard body style. Triple Back flip is a smooth piano groove that’ll have all my heads digging in their crates for their mid to late 90’s classics. No Time is the albums highlight with Harry giving Action a Rhodes piano horn bass combo with crisp drums reminiscent of Diamond D to black out showing his range of being gangsta and comedian all at the same time.
The Rockers is a clever 2G joint with Action absolutely running crop circles around the songs guest artist, Wiz Khalifa. This song is a bit of a downer but the hook will have any classic wrestling fan going ape. Strictly 4 My Jeeps samples the drums of How I Can Just Kill A Man proving he could’ve held his own if he came out in the 90’s.
Alligator is a two part song with the first half being MIA Rick Ross type beat with Bronsolino proving that half the dudes out with the new drug rap need to go back to the lab and re-up. Part two is a somber track with Action showing range dealing with pain and remorse.
The EP ends with Seven Series Triplets, another RZA style banger featuring Prodigy and Raekwon. Mobb and Wu fans will be taken back and salivate for the next coming from their favorite crews.
All in all I have no complaints except that the EP was too short and will leave most wanting more from both Action and Harry Fraud. Definite bump worthy if you feel the need to get gully or are on a quick errand run ’round town.
General RAIN signing off SALUTE!!!!! find me on twitter @RAINofBP