Lee Emcee – Heads Up, Pens Down

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By Andrew

Sounding like early Lyrical Commission or Certified Wise beginnings, ‘Heads Up, Pens Down’ reminds me very much of early Strut and Simplex stuff harking back to the golden era (not the Hilltop label) days of the mid to late nineties in Australian hip-hop when artists found their accents and really started to evolve from the stereotypical image of the BBQ rap scene. But from Lee’s very iconic oz hip-hop voice, the guesting begins and shapes what is ultimately a true diamond in the rough. Read On…

Eminem – MMLP2

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by Andrew

The return of Marshall Mathers III’s better stuff has been long in the making. Not that he’s been silent, but the rap industry has been chewing up and spitting out crap mainstream rappers since the last album ‘Recovery’, so its good to see someone capable walking back into the fray. In the last couple of years we’ve seen the rise of Kanye West and others, but Eminem is still the master of brilliant writing, disturbing and conversely hilarious lyricism and a style unique in this day of homogeny and carbon copy hip-hop. Does ‘MMLP2’ live up to the hype or does it show whether Mathers should have stayed in semi-retirement? Let me take you on a journey…