Reviews:: (Relatively) New Hip Hop

There's been a number of albums over the last couple months that I haven't had a chance to post on, for one reason or another, so I thought I'd do a quick recap on some of them. So let's get on with it then.

Sean P - Jesus Price Supastar
The second album from Boot Camp Clik and Heltah Skeltah member Sean P is a fine example of the "thug underground" style the BCC is known for. Sean isn't going to blow your mind with the lyrical content, but he is a good MC and has the kind of voice & flow you like listening to. The album has a pretty consistent sound, which is probably because the majority of the tracks are produced by Justus League beatmakers 9th Wonder and Khrysis. Guests include Rock (Heltah Skeltah), Sadat X, Buckshot, Phonte (Little Brother), Skyzoo, Chaundon, and Block McCoud (Brooklyn Academy). Standout tracks: P-Body, Church, You Already Know, and Mess You Made.
mp3:: P-Body

Talib Kweli & Madlib - Liberation
As the Reflection Eternal album proved, if you match Talib with a quality producer, you get a quality album. Madlib is undoubtably a quality producer, and quickly becoming the king of these collab albums, so as you can imagine, this is a pretty enjoyable album. The only downside is that at 9 songs, it's pretty short. But considering it was given away for free, it's hard to really complain. Guests include Consequence and Strong Arm Steady. Standout tracks: Funny Money, Over The Counter, Happy Home, and What Can I do.
mp3:: Talib Kweli & Madlib - What Can I do

Snowgoons - German Lugers
When you think of hardcore underground hip hop production, which EU country do you think of? No, not Lichtenstein, but Germany of course. The Snowgoons are producer Det and DJ Illegal, and they've managed to put together an impressive lineup of MC's to lace their debut album. Overall the production is solid, if not overly varied. It usuallly consists of some hard hitting drums with some kids of shimmery keys or strings layered on top. There's plenty of quality MC's on this album, so I'll just run down some of the better tracks: Never f. Reef Tha Lost Cause, Teacher's Trademark f. Wise Intelligent, No Guts, No Glory f. O.C., Rasco, Reef & Wordsworth, Man Of The Year f. Last Emperor and Offensive Lineup f. Craig G.
No mp3, but check the video for Never:

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