Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Best Rap Album of August 2011 - Watch the Throne by JayZ and Kanye West

First I’d like to say thank you for viewing my little blog. I apologize for the delay of the August post but I wanted to listen to everything I possible could to give all artists a fair chance. Although some of the “artists” certainly don’t deserve it for the trash I was forced to listen to last month.

A couple of “artists” asked me why their albums weren’t mentioned in previous months and the reason is quite simple. I refuse to speak negatively about a specific artist unless they really annoy me. It’s not my place to publicly diss someone who really did their best and are attempting to live their dreams. I applaud that. So if I didn’t mention your album just be thankful that I didn’t put your garbage on blast for the entire world to see and I do mean the entire world.

I have been very fortunate to see my readership reach almost every country on the planet except for Argentina for some reason. I guess they have no taste for hip hop there but whatever. Shout out to the Dominican Republic and Jose Lee, the Philippines, Serbia, Haiti, South Korea, the U.K. India, Pakistan, Algeria, Nigeria, Germany, Australia and every other country. I thank you all.

Now, let’s get down to business.

Allowing Kanye West to reference more playful aspects of contemporary rap music while he stayed true to his harder lyrical inspiration Jay-Z creatively and brilliantly I might add, allows Kanye West to be the opposite side of the same coin for a masterpiece of an album that appeals to all demographics that enjoy hip hop. It’s a slick move that works and I hope continues on future songs if not entire albums.

Musically Kanye West and Jay-Z sprinkle in enough elements of Houston chopped and screwed, Mid-West soul, and East Coast flavor from Rza and Pete Rock that every song is damn near flawless. There is not a single person that I turned on to this album that doesn’t enjoy more it each day. You must BUY this album. Support your favorite artists folks, steal something else but let’s pay these cats for their work. Isn't it time to start considering yourself a patron of the art that you claim to love?

The Rap Album of the Month for August 2011 is Watch the Throne by Jay-Z and Kanye West. The album is genius and JayZ is brilliant.  Purchase it today.

Other Albums I Enjoyed
Lil Wayne, The Carter IV
The Cool Kids, When Fish Ride Bicycles
Median, The Sender
Verbal T, Self Less
Nu Jersey Devil, Mr. Red Bottoms
Consequence, Movies On Demand 3
Rasi Caprice, Loud Pack

1 comment:

  1. I have to give it to you Vince you know your music! Thanks for keeping us locked into every jump off album that hits the stores!