I peeped this over on Bol’s site, and for the 3 people who don’t know about Mr Crawford yet, I figured I’d steal his headline, post it here, and direct you over to his site (since I can’t be arsed writing anything today, you can go read his shit instead…)
Welcome to “Home Taping Is Killing Music!!!!!!!!!”, the first of an occasional series where YOU, the lucky reader at home, gets to check out a rare (usually lost or deleted) music gem from the vast A to the L vaults.
J.Prince and Rap-A-Lot Records announces a joint venture with Trae / G-Maab Entertainment. Coming off of a very successful ’05 year for the Rap-A-Lot / Asylum tag team, this is one project that you don €™t want to sleep on! €œThis is what true soldiers do; we unite and handle our business. We are about to do big things in 06 €, says J.Prince. €œRestless € the new Trae album will hit the streets March 06 under distribution / marketing w/ (Warner Music Group) WGM/Asylum
Verbals by A to the L CopperShot – Save Me (Ev Records)
My man Chester is back again from the brink of bankruptcy, following up the well-received “Chapter 7 EP” with this, the first single from “Issues”, his collaborative album with emcee Longshot (see how the name works now?) Over a mellow beat, similar in vibe to Masta Ace’s ‘Beautiful’, Longshot waxes lyrical about his daily battle with his own psyche, as guest vocallist Ka Di huskily moans the hook repeatedly. One of the nicest (and realest) tracks of this year. On the flip, ‘Issues’ bangs much harder, with Copperpot bringing a little more boom bap to the party, and although Longshot rambles a little bit, the beat still makes this an enjoyable outing. Bonus cut ‘Hesitate’ rounds off proceedings, and for some reason makes me think of Dilated Peoples (thankfully without Evidence’s irritating nasal issues) – its an ideal bouncy cut for a underground Hiphop club. RATING – 7.5 / 10