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Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
Man, El-P has had quite the year.
Okay, guys, this is pretty good. Most southern artists, nearly all of them in fact, fall into that 'I'm a southern rapper' mentality where they all feel the need to sound exactly the same. Nope, not here. This is good. Hey, there's even a track titled Southern Fried and it doesn't even sound remotely as cliche as you'd expect it to.
You could isolate the percussion alone and call this a fantastic release, which is hard for most hip-hop releases to boast about. And this is one of the first hip-hop albums I've seen in quite some time that isn't completely overloaded with featured artists. Sure there's a few, but not anywhere near the amount that most albums have. …