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Rakaa – “Crown of Thorns” – [Decon]

MSTiZA   1/26/2011   CD, Hip Hop

Rakaa (Taylor) aka Iriscience is one third of Dilated Peoples. This is his debut solo album. Although this is his debut solo attempt, it is full of guest producers and vocalists. The tracks themes and styles are equally diverse yet cohesive. Rakaa is not only an emcee, but a graff artist and advertising student. He shows his roots sharing the mic with Hip Hop’s finest. He keeps his cadence solid and forceful, “calling it how he sees it”. He shows his roots sharing the mic with Hip Hop’s finest. He keeps his cadence solid and forceful, “calling it how he sees it”. He touches on subjects like big business, love, survival, art, & hip hop subculture.

Producers include King Jahzzy[2], Evidence[3], Exile[4], DJ Babu[5,8], Oh No[6], DJ Honda [7], Eric Bobo & DJ Rhettmatic [10], the Alchemist [11,13], El-P [12]. Vocal guests include Aloe Blacc [1], Mad Lion[2], KRS-One [4], Krondon [8], Noelle Scaggs [10], Evidence, Fshawn, & Defari [11], Chali 2na[12], and a whole lineup of players on track 7.

Lang 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 11

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