Koopsta Knicca
Da Devil's Playground


4.0
excellent

Review

by Bulldog USER (114 Reviews)
December 27th, 2009 | 16 replies


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Mystic styles of the ancient mutilations, torture chambers filled with corpses in my basement.

Historically, naïve middle schoolers have been fascinated with old rock songs having “satanic messages” when played backwards. But in 1999, thuggish hoodlums were fascinated with new rap songs having “satanic messages” when played forwards. Meet Robert Cooper – best known as Koopsta Knicca, and known best as the guy who robbed a man in a wheelchair at gunpoint. Let me take you inside the mind “of a f*cking lunatic.” Sure, Koop likes to puff on a blunt, and yea, he likes a good blow job every now and then, but he likes robbing and killing more. With the creepy, ghastly beats as a backdrop, and his soulful halfsinging-half rapping and mellow voice as nothing but cast members, Koopsta makes the focus of Da Devil’s Playground the demonic plot.

Arguably the best rapper in Triple Six Mafia, Koopsta Knicca’s impeccable flowing abilities and smooth voice made him a favorite amongst underground rap fans, and thus, his rapping ability is never in question. With ominous, voodoo curse beats with eerie synths; dark pianos; lurking bass; and menacing samples – often found in the chorus or hook – to match in sound, feel and tempo, Koopsta definitely has the pure musical aspect of this album down pat. And as the title suggests, Cooper has similar lyrics to those of pre-Oscar Three 6 Mafia. Bluntly served, often with no dressing, are the cold, monstrous musings of Koopsta Knicca. The everyday life of Koop includes smoking marijuana, having sex, worshipping Satan, robbing, and brutally murdering those who dare screw with him. What he lacks in the metaphor and punchline department, he makes up for in sheer entertainment, often found in the forms of sheer imagery and storytelling ability, or – if you’re sensitive to/into that kind of thing – his wickedness. But Koopsta Knicca isn’t happy with it, sometimes hinting at suicide.

But whether you see the soulful side or the menacing side of him, you are sure to enjoy a devilishly good show put on by one of the best underground MC’s of all time. Sure to satisfy any rap fan, no matter which element you focus on. It’s a shame he was kicked out of Three 6 Mafia, and eventually had to resort to robbing paraplegics to make money. Coincidentally, this was the same night that his former homies were winning their Oscar for, basically, selling out. Koopsta Knicca is about as real as it gets.



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Bulldog
December 27th 2009


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

If you couldn't tell by the review, one of my favorite rappers ever.

hydeyomoney
December 28th 2009


934 Comments


Koopsta Knicca is one fucked up dude, nice review.

Bulldog
December 28th 2009


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I love Koopsta Knicca. I want him to re-join the group.

gabethepiratesquid
February 29th 2012


4521 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Robbers is probably my favorite beat of all time.

oltnabrick
June 7th 2013


31077 Comments


wtf 4 comments.


album is a dam classic

Digging: Pharmakon - Bestial Burden

Tupik
October 14th 2013


673 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Deeeaaaad a nigga deaaad deeeaaaaaddd a nigga deeaaad a nigga deaaadd

chitownflip
October 14th 2013


173 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Best solo and some of their best beats. Torture chamber killls

Gwyn.
October 31st 2013


15160 Comments


the beats in this are so hypnotizing, I can't even focus on/listen to anything else properly because I can't get them out of my head

Gwyn.
November 13th 2013


15160 Comments


The sound quality of this thing is really fucking bad but somehow that makes it better

DominionMM1
December 7th 2013


10100 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

all part of the charm

Gwyn.
December 7th 2013


15160 Comments


Dude's really fucking creepy

this is def good tho i've been slacking on the triple 6 for far too long

oltnabrick
December 7th 2013


31077 Comments


He has the best parts on Mystic Stylez

Tupik
May 7th 2014


673 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Where's ya God where's ya God where's ya fuckin Gooooood !!

Bulldog come back pls

Pheromone
June 28th 2014


3631 Comments


You broke rule number one.
do not steal from me

Digging: Squirrel Bait - Skag Heaven

oltnabrick
September 8th 2014


31077 Comments


crucifix spread with bloody red all on my pillow

Tupik
October 6th 2014


673 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Decided to 5 this at last, and now I'm gonna go and murder me some kittens and spread their blood all over my body



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