Common’s ‘A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2’ Is A Solid Companion Piece To Its Predecessor

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When vteran rapper Common released his then latest album, A Beautiful Revolution, last year, the record proved to be among the best of the year’s new rap and hip-hop records.  Now less than a year after its release, Common has returned with an equally successful offering in that record’s companion, A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2.  Released Sept. 10, the 11-song record succeeds in part through its musical arrangements.  They will be discussed shortly.  The lyrical content that accompanies that musical content adds its own appeal to the presentation and will be discussed a little later.  The record’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements, bringing everything together and completing that presentation.  It will also be discussed later.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the record.  All things considered, they make the record just as successful as the record’s predecessor and one of this year’s top new rap and hip-hop records.

Common’s recently released record, A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 is a solid follow-up/companion to last year’s A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1.  It success comes in part through its featured musical arrangements.  The arrangements in question are everything that audiences have come to expect from Common.  Rather than the typical use of turntables, etc. Common has once again opted for a blend of vintage r&b, funk and hip-hop in each song.  It seems the closest that Common gets to any “modern” rap and hip-hop musical leanings comes in ‘Saving Grace.’  Even in that case though, that sound and style is accompanied by a clear r&b influence.  The balance of those sounds and styles makes this song’s musical content some of the record’s best.  On another note, Petry, which finds Common partner with rocker Marcus King, offers audiences more of a southern blues style approach along with the steady hip-hop beats that keep the song moving.  This is truly a unique approach for Common.  It continues to show Common’s willingness to take chances and really try new things.  The result is another example of what makes this record’s musical arrangements so engaging and entertaining.  On yet another note, the music bed featured in ‘A Beautiful Chicago Kid’ is another blend of hop-hop and funk that stands out here even from its counterparts.  The upbeat tempo and delivery of the arrangement makes it immediately and infectious.  That it so quickly grabs listeners and ensures their engagement and entertainment also means that the song’s lyrical content will resonate with listeners in its own right.  That will be discussed momentarily.  Staying on the matter of the album’s musical content, everything examined here joins with the rest of the record’s musical arrangements to make the record’s overall musical content a strong starting point for A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2.  The noted lyrical content pairs with the album’s musical content to make the record even more appealing.

The lyrical content that is featured throughout Common’s new album is just as engaging and entertaining as the record’s musical content because it is also everything that audiences have come to expect from the veteran rapper/actor.  The lyrical content featured throughout the album is so positive from one song to the next.  It is meant to uplift his audiences in so many ways.  Case in point is the early entry, ‘When We Move (ft. Black Thought and Seun Kuti).’  Common wraps about what seems like taking pride in his ancestry and his present.  This is inferred as he rap, “Picture this country being brave without us/A slave’s nostalgia/Move through the woods with vigor/When we got free the world moves with us/Now they wanna change their bodies/Go figure/Used to call us/Now they wanna be ******/We the rivers that move through the jungle, yo/When we move we make the world wonderful.”  Black Thought expands on Common’s thoughts in the song’s second verse.  Simply put, this is a welcome statement of pride and self-confidence in not only Common’s ancestry, but in that of the African-Americans in general.  It is also a statement of pride in African-Americans today and how they have changed the world.  There needs to be more of this kind of statement in rap and hip-hop and so much less that glorifies drugs, womanizing, etc.  As one of the members of Jurassic 5 recently said, ending that lies in a big way in addressing the record labels that expect that kind of content from rappers. 

Moving on from there, ‘Poetry’ is another example of the power in this record’s lyrical content.  Common raps here about his humility and his religious devotion, as well as his devotion to loved ones.  Right from the song’s outset, he raps, “Whether facing the East or facing the beast/I’ma keep fightin’ till the world say, “Peace”/Hollywood guilt put a ***** in grease/I’m God-bodied but devil’s in the deets/But I still listen when Mohammed speaks/And get a good work when PT preach/My mama used to teach/So its lessons to learn/ Before I step and repеat, I step and I earn/I met a girl’s daddy, hе was kept in a urn/The world as we knew it, it was destined to burn/My success is a verb, it’s a blessing to serve.”  This first verse makes clear exactly what has been noted here.  This is dedication, humility, just pure positive words and vibes.  He concludes the verse by stating, “Poetry in motion/We moving forward today.”  This is, again, more inspiring content that is certain to resonate with listeners.  The song’s second verse is equally rich and moving in its content.  All things considered here, the whole of this song continues to exhibit the positivity that has kept Common so beloved throughout his career and keeps him just as respected in this record.

‘Star of the Gang’ is yet another example of the power presented in this record’s lyrical content.  Right from the song’s outset, Common uses the song’s chorus, and its statement alone is more than powerful enough.  He raps here, “Everything is alright/I’ve been through a lot, but I’m fortunate/Feel it comin’ from all sides/Heavy is the crown, but I’m passionate/And I know I’ll be just fine/Understand the world, we’re the same/I’ll be alright/I’ve been through a lot, but I’m fortunate.”  This is a brief statement, being the song’s chorus, but it speaks volumes.  This statement sets the stage for the ruminations that follow.  Those ruminations are deep in their own right, and continue to prove the importance of the album’s lyrical content.  When this song’s lyrical content is considered with that also examined here and the rest of the album’s songs, the whole leaves no doubt as to the noted importance.  When the richness and depth of the album’s lyrical content is considered with the equally accessible musical content, that overall content gives audiences more than enough reason to hear this record.  Even with that in mind, there is still one more item to examine here.  It comes in the form of the album’s sequencing.

The sequencing featured in A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 is important to examine because it takes the albums’ musical and lyrical content into account and brings it all together.  As noted, each arrangement is familiar from Common.  Once again, he has taken the road less traveled here, opting for a purer sound than the typical bass heavy approach that is way too commonplace in today’s rap music.  The mood stays the same from one song to the next thanks to the sequencing of that content.  The result is that it keeps listeners laid back and relaxed.  In turn, it ensures in its own right, that maintained engagement and entertainment.  The sequencing also plays into the lyrical content, changing topics steadily from one to the next while also ensuring the topics are accessible in each song.  The clear attention paid to each work in terms of the musical and lyrical content pays off in its own right.  When the result of that work is considered along with the impact of the record’s overall content, the whole makes clear that this record is among the best of this year’s new rap and hip-hop records.

Common’s latest album, A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2, is a strong new offering from the veteran rapper/actor.  Its success comes in part through its musical arrangements.  The arrangements are everything that audiences have come to expect from Common throughout his catalog.  Each arrangement is fully accessible as well as engaging and entertaining because of the approach taken to each work.  The record’s lyrical content makes it just as appealing as the noted musical content.  The lyrical content is so appealing because of its depth and yet accessibility.  The sequencing of all of that content brings everything together and completes the record’s presentation.  It takes both items into account and uses them to ensure listeners will remain engaged and entertained throughout the 38-minute record.  Each item examined is important in its own right.  All things considered, they make A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 one of the best of this year’s new rap and hip-hop albums.

A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 is available now.  More information on the record is available along with all of Common’s latest news at:

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Common’s Latest LP Is ‘A Beautiful’ Success

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Veteran rapper Common apparently is not one to rest easily on his laurels.  From his most well-known role as a rapper, to his work on the small and big screen (including starring in ads for major companies), he definitely has kept himself busy throughout his career.  Ever since releasing his debut album Can I Borrow a Dollar? in 1992, the rapper has allowed at most, three years between each album and as little as one year.  Considering it all, one can’t help but wonder how Common has kept going, but he definitely has, and his latest album A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1 proves that.  Released just over a year after the release of his then latest album Let Love, A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1 is another impressive, strong new offering.  That is thanks equally to its musical and lyrical content.  Each item will be discussed shortly.  The sequencing of that content brings everything full circle, completing the album’s presentation.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of Common’s new album.  All things considered, they make the album another welcome addition to his already extensive catalog that audiences new and old alike will enjoy.

Common’s latest full-length studio recording is another impressive addition to what is already an extensive, enjoyable catalog of albums.  That is proven in part through the album’s collective musical content.  Common took a familiar route in this album in terms of its musical arrangements.  Rather than use extensive electronics, sampling and everything else that so many of today’s rappers use, Common opted once again to use a combination of familiar R&B and jazz influences for the album’s musical bed.  Case in point is the musical arrangement at the base of ‘A Riot in My Mind.’  The song starts off with a gentle jazz guitar composition before giving way to an old school hip-hop style beat.  The jazz guitar even turns more modern in its stylistic approach in order to match the hip-hop base.  By comparison, the hip-hop musical arrangement at the center of ‘Say Peace’ takes audiences back to the 90s right from the song’s outset.  There is a subtle guitar line incorporated into the song, but the beats form the majority of the song’s foundation.  It is a distinctly different approach from that of ‘A Riot in My Mind.’  ‘Courageous’ meanwhile presents audiences another distinctly different arrangement to keep things interesting.  The light piano-driven arrangement does incorporate its own solid beat throughout.  What is important to note here is that unlike the album’s other musical arrangements, this one is more of a pop style composition that also uses a touch of jazz alongside.  It makes for what is one of the album’s most unique musical compositions, and yet another example of thee importance of the album’s musical content.  It in itself generates plenty of appeal for listeners.  It is just one of the elements that makes the album so appealing.  The lyrical content that accompanies the album’s musical arrangements makes for its own share of enjoyment and engagement.

The lyrical content that is presented throughout A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1 is important because of its accessibility.  For the most part, the record’s lyrical content is very socially conscious.  There are mentions of the Black Lives Matter protests here as well as mentions of politicians and their empty words.  There are also mentions about police brutality against the African-American community at various points.  This is content to which so many listeners will connect.  It is not all that listeners will like in regards to the record’s lyrical content, though.  Common also offers up a pair of songs in ‘Courageous’ and ‘Don’t Forget Who You Are’ that will connect with an even wider range of listeners.  ‘Don’t Forget Who You Are’ opens clearly with the message pointed out in its title, with guest vocalist Paris Jones singing, “Don’t forget who you are/You’re blessed with it/Baby, so marvelous/No one like you/Just look around/Yeah, you’re too strong to turn around.”  Common adds in the song’s lead verse, “Beautiful, baby/I love you, baby/Pray these words may hug you, baby/Look into the mirror and say, “I love you” daily/Remember your light when the world seems shady/You’re born with it/Adorned with it/A gift to the world/Go on/Give it/Fearlessly made/No need to be afraid/Angels are with you/The path is laid/Wade in thoughts of you being the star/Truly you’ll shine/By seeing who you are/Reflections of you/Reflections of me/The beauty more than any eyes can see.”  This comes across as a parent talking to a child, reminding that child of his/her greatness.  This is a message that transcends racial and cultural divides.  It is a message that every parent needs to communicate with children.  The song’s second verse follows in similar fashion, keeping the positive energy flowing, and in turn making or even more enjoyment.

‘Courageous’ follows a similar path as it presents its theme of self-confidence.  The song opens with its chorus, which finds Jones singing, “I’m all here in the flesh/You can take it or not/I’m not claiming/Pretending to be what I’m not/I ain’t nobody’s angel/We in this world that is changing/Who you are/Just embrace it/Stay courageous.”  This pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the song and ensures immediately, listeners’ engagement and enjoyment.  Common follows in the song’s lead verse, stating, “Unapologetic/unashamed with it/Times in life/I came with it/When the unseen became vivid/Of different flesh/Same spirit/It’s like a lyric by Stevie Wonder/Through the inner visions/You can see the wonder/Spent time in life being in the run up/Couldn’t run from what I’ve seen this summer/Trying to understand where we are in time/Looking at the world/Keeping God in mind/I know it’s a peace that’s hard to find/I went out there and found mine inside/I’m alive on arrival/My life is more than survival/You can live and be live, too/That’s how heaven will describe you.”  He adds in the song’s second verse, “Look life in the eye/I can see clearer/A kingdom’s coming/You can hear it near us/Stay close to the sincerest/Those the ones that became mirrors/Speak no hate/Let love hear us/Times I’m me/Is when I was fearless/There’s a self I gotta take care of/So with the world/I can truly share love/And be a bearer of fruit on the planet/Guided steps I don’t take for granted/Time is manic/We internalize/Honor that little boy or little girl inside/Pray these words’ll rise to the ears of angels/We let go of fears/That we came through/Change is beautiful as it is painful/The world is yours/Don’t let it change you/Don’t let it change you.”  This continues the tone set in the song’s chorus and lead verse.  It is straight forward in its presentation.  It reminds listeners to be the best that they can and live the best they can, and to take confidence in themselves.  It is another positive message that is sure to connect with listeners just as much as the album’s other socially-minded lyrical themes.  Speaking of those other themes, when they are considered wit the positive themes presented here and in ‘Don’t Forget Who You Are,’ the whole leaves no doubt as to the importance of the album’s lyrical content.  When it is considered with the album’s musical content, that collective material makes the album in whole that much more appealing.  They are still only a portion of what makes the album a success.  The content’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements.

The sequencing of A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1is important to the album’s presentation because it ensures the album’s energy is balanced throughout in its songs.  It succeeds in doing this, too.  It starts easy and relaxed in its first two songs before picking up in ‘Say Peace.’  That slightly increased energy runs through the album’s next entry, ‘What Do You Say’ before pulling back again in ‘Courageous.’  It is not until two songs later, ‘A Riot in my Head,’ that the album’s energy picks up again.  What is important here is that the crescendo in that energy is gradual, rather than immediate.  It is kind of the album’s (and Common’s) way of gradually picking things back up again.  This showed clear thought into the album’s sequencing so as to keep listeners’ entertained and engaged.  The album’s last two songs are relaxed, with the energy gradually declining just as much as it rose prior.  Looking back through it all, the sequencing of Common’s new record ensures the album’s energy is stable from start to end.  Its energy rises and falls at all of the right points and just enough.  When this is considered along with the album’s collective content, the record in whole proves to be a successful new offering from one of rap and hip-hop’s most justifiably respected artists.

Common’s new album A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1 is a successful new offering from the veteran rapper than audiences will enjoy from beginning to end.  That is proven in pat through the record’s featured musical arrangements.  The arrangements in question follow a familiar path from Common’s past albums but still keep things fresh for listeners.  The lyrical content that accompanies the album’s musical arrangements are easily accessible without being forceful, either.  That is another plus.  The content’s sequencing puts the final touch to the album’s presentation.  It ensures the energy in the album’s arrangements keeps listeners engaged and entertained.  Each item examined here is important in its own way to A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1.  All things considered, they make the album a work that rap and hip-hop fans will enjoy just as much as Common’s established fan base.  A Beautiful revolution Pt. 1 is available now. 

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Rap, Hip-Hop Fans Will Want To ‘Unlock’ Denzel Curry’s Latest LP

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Denzel Curry apparently is not the type of person to rest easy on his laurels.  Later this month, the famed rap artist will release his latest album Unlocked.  Set for release March 27, the eight-song record less than a year after he released his fourth album Zuu.  That album came, in fact, less than a year after his third album TA13OO (Taboo).  Curry’s latest album, produced by Kenny Beats, is a work that will appeal to a wide range of rap and hip-hop artists through its unique musical content and lyrical content.  The record’s closer, ‘Cosmic.m4A’ is one of the songs that serves to support that statement.  It will be addressed shortly. ‘So.Incredible.pkg,’ which comes late in the album’s 17-minute run, also serves to show why Curry’s latest offering stands out.  It will be addressed later.  ‘Take It Back,’ which comes early in the album’s run, is another key addition to the record.  It will also be addressed later.  When it is considered along with the other noted songs and the rest of the album’s works, the end result is a work that every rap and hip-hop fan will want to hear at least once.

Denzel Curry’s latest LP Unlocked is a record whose contents any hip-hop and rap fan will want to *ahem* unlock for themselves.  Yes, that awful pun was intended.  That is due to musical and lyrical content that will keep listeners engaged throughout.  The album’s finale, ‘Cosmic.m4A’ is just one of the songs that serves to support said statement.  The song’s musical side is itself infectious thanks to its beats, Curry’s own vocal style and the music used to back the song.  Curry’s delivery is so tight and precise throughout the song, and at times, comparable to that of DMX.  The whole of all that makes the song’s musical content in itself strong to begin with.  The song’s lyrical content adds to its appeal.

Curry raps in the lead verse, “Drip, hop/Born from the crack pot/This is for the infants/The haves and the have-nots/Meet inside the trap spot/So you can be an astronaut/Thi-This will be the biggest leap that you ever hop/It seems n***** are fly/And the junkies are high/And in my line of work/That goes side by side/But when the worlds collide/They waste a whole damn product/Here’s the adrenaline when the block get shot up/Take it to the vein/Matter of fact/Take gunshot to the brain/One dose/Or a two dose of novocaine/Red dot to a n**** eye like Kayn/No award/Just another place you can’t go/Barricade/Hit the cage/We engage/That will leave a gauge-size hole/N**** paved your road/Put it in your back pocket/before they drop sheets/I’m a drop knowledge/Stop it/Now you gotta answer to the cosmic/Whatever they rock with is something non-toxic/Chop it/Mix the green juice with the CrossFit/Better get my weight up/You other n***** lost it.”  Curry continues in the song’s second verse, “Drip, hop/Born on the D-block/My only golden purpose is to come and make the streets hot/The free spot/When I’m dying at a Greek spot/The geeks pot in a time/With a freak thought/A geek’s thoughts/That’s a square mentality/He shootin’ VR/We got guns in reality/You act so hard/You should thank the Academy/It comes full circle/But it isn’t fatality/My ZUU/Who the f*** is steppin’ to my crew/I’m like “Move”/N***** don’t know about spit/I raise roofs/N***** wanna copy/But they still uncool/This is my throne, my chair, my stool.”  The two verses together paint a picture of pride from Curry, as he rips into those who might challenge as he writes, “Before they drop sheets/I’m a drop knowledge” and then in the second verse, notes, “My only golden purpose is to come and make the streets hot.”  He even goes so far as to point out N*****/wanna copy/But they still uncool.”  This is pretty straight forward.  This is Curry putting it all out there, letting others know he’s serious and his success is not a fluke.  Needless to say it is a powerful statement.  When the song’s musical content is coupled with that strong lyrical 1-2 punch from Curry, the whole makes the song a clear example of why Unlocked is such a strong return from him and from Kenny Beats.

As much as ‘Cosmic.m4A’ does for the whole of Unlocked, it is just one of the album’s most notable entries.  ‘So.Incredible.pkg,’ which comes late in the album’s 17-minute run, also serves to show why Curry’s latest offering stands out.  That’s due in part to its musical content, which is a good mix of old and new school hip hop with its beats and elements.  The beats and the keyboards couple with the song’s extraneous elements to make an infectious whole that will get stuck in listeners’ ears and minds.  That infectious musical content couples with the song’s lyrical content to ensure even more, listeners’ engagement and enjoyment.

Curry writes in the song’s lead verse, “Lookin’ at your face is so regrettable/Better fix your mug/They gotta rush you to the medical/Doctor/Buggin’ out like Flick versus Hopper/Untouchable/To any window shopper/Mannequin/Flow scorch the back just like I’m Anakin/Smokin’ Canabis/But ain’t no journals that I’m handlin’/Like/Who brings the composition to the competition/There’s gonna be some consequences when I – (look out)/Now lemme turn to this judge and throw the book out/Then skew it on the Barbie/Like a mother f***** cookout/This rhyme is dedicated to very MCI took out/And ones that got the best of me/So all you n***** look out/Ay, yo/I chef mad flavors/B****** suck the energy/It’s like a Lifesaver/Shave it off the top/It’s sort of like a lightsaber/Cheese grater/He’s greater/When they mention I/Definition of the fly/And that’s why.”  He continues in the song’s second verse, “Do you/Underdig like an archaeologist/Or I/Use common sense for you to comprehend/I’m a /Get loose like a barbed-wire fence/It’s the/Significant/Never frivolous mister/It’s the man of the hour/Super confident and my clothes yell it louder/And if it don’t computer/I gots to reroute ya/Dressed in all black like a mother f*****’ bouncer/Eye for an eye/Now I gotta eye gouge ya/Life been a b****/Like a blue-nosed Schnauzer/Outcome (Re-up)/Not a Crip/But still throw the C up/Go back to the hood/With my net worth and my fee up/Bars harder than the morning wood/Tryna pee up ((Pause)/I’m tryna say these n**** couldn’t see us/If you wanna be us/You just gotta believe us/That we boutta shake the whole globe us so (Look out).  This all comes across as another self-confident statement from Curry.  That’s especially the case as he makes mention in the song’s chorus about writing checks and ‘Packin’ cannons to crack Atlantis.”  He is touting himself and his talents, of which there is nothing wrong.  It’s standard fare for rap and hip-hop albums.  It’s just another way of doing something familiar.  Even with that in mind, the original musical content that accompanies the rhymes makes the song in whole a work that audiences are certain to enjoy.  It is not the last of the album’s notable entries.  ‘Take It Back,’ which is an early entry in the album, is another key addition to the record.

‘Take It Back’ is important in part because of its musical content.  A close listen to this song presents an arrangement that is far more straight forward than those in the album’s other songs.  The beats are relatively solid in this case, and require very little break from Curry as he delivers his lines.  That in itself shows that whether a song requires complex timing or something more similar, Curry is able to handle it all.  That in itself adds to the song’s appeal and to that of the album.  For all that the musical element does for this song, it is just one part of the song’s whole.  Its lyrical content accompanies the musical content and fleshes it out even more.

Curry writes in the song’s lead verse, “Like Frederick Douglass/It’s time to pick  my brain apart/Lookin’ at the menu, motherf*****/I’m the main part/the patriarch of this ZUU s***/Never no FUU s***/And you don’t want that buddy/There’s no combat/Ask Drake to pick you a season for your comeback/Everything that Denzel spits, n***, is all facts/I be stickin’ to the paper like a thumbtack/Uh, I’m a paid motherf***/A gun tucker/I don’t trust ‘em/I don’t love her/Little brother/Don’t make me reach out and touch ya/I don’t got candy/But I’ll turn your  head to gushers, sucka/Up for the kiss of death when silhouettes rush ya/Cold like Russia/Six feet under/Sprayin’ at your head like a damn crop duster.”  Curry starts to get a bit philosophical in the song’s second verse, in which he writes, “Here/Shake hands with danger/Raise up/Raise the motherf***** bar when I blazed up/Then I throw a Molotov/I’m a- (uh) palm/I’m a (Uh) bomb (any)/One thinkin’ that I’m Saddam/I’m a period/Everything getting’ serious/The beat on the lyricist was the eeriest/I look at the sky to answer the curious/The God and the Devil/They both imperious (Uh)/My birth’s an accident/So what is life initially/Officially love and lust accompanied by misery/So obsessed with company/Watchin’ how you move/how you walk/Where your compass be/Even when you move to an island, living comfortably (Drama still follows)/Harry Potter clip/Filled with deadly ass hollows/Bangin’ out your trunk/But it’s not Monte Carlo/Here’s how it really goes, now open up the car door.”  He adds in the song’s chorus, mentions of ‘Tryin’ to raise the charts/So I don’t have to push a shopping cart.”  All things considered, the song comes across lyrically as a statement from Denzel about what he has to offer.  It’s another self-confident statement about the direction in which he is headed, but in another unique way that stands out from the rest of its counterparts on this record.  Keeping this in mind, that seeming statement, coupled with the song’s straight forward musical content, makes this song yet another positive entry to Curry’s new album that shows even more why the LP is worth at least one listen.  When the song is considered with the other songs noted here and the rest of the album’s offerings, the whole of Unlocked proves to be a release that any rap and hip-hop fan will want to unlock themselves.

Denzel Curry’s latest full-length studio recording Unlocked is a work that will appeal to rap and hip-hop fans alike with its infectious musical content and its lyrical content that is certain to generate plenty of discussion among listeners.  All three of the songs discussed here serve to support the noted statements.  When they are considered with the rest of the album’s songs, the whole of the works makes the album overall, a presentation that deserves at least one listen by any rap and hip-hop fan.  The LP will be available March 27 through Loma Vista.  More information on the album is available online now along with all of Curry’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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