Review Summary: Twin Perils take the rhymes up a notch
World Supremacy is rap group Twin Perils second album. It consists of 22 tracks, most of them around 1-3 minutes long. For those of you who don’t know, Twin Perils consists of The Lone Ninja and June Marx, two MC’s characterized by their use of militaristic rhymes and distinctive flows. World Supremacy is a major step up from their first album, Dark Alliance.
Each rapper has improved dramatically within the two years since the last album. Their flows have gotten smoother and better paced. Instead of spitting as fast as they can, they take time in delivering the punch lines and metaphors. The lyrics are as complex as ever too. Rhymes are spit about Mortal Kombat, ninjas, sabotage, torture methods, etc. Lone Ninja still has a monotone voice, but he delivers the tiniest bit more aggression this time around, making it more suitable for the listener. June Marx Still spits with a slight New York accent and a well-delivered flow.
Speaking of June Marx, his production has been taken up a few notches since Dark Alliance. No longer does he limit himself, to minimalistic, east coast styled beats. For instance, the opening track opens up with loud, epic build-up style horns and a solid groove. High Command
has some clean guitar on it and some funky Dre-style bass too. June experiments with jazz-rap, west coast and east coast beats to create a very diverse style of production. He could become a huge underground producer with this new style of beat making.
My only problem with the cd is that 22 tracks in 51 minutes is a lot to digest. Some of the tracks just fly right by your head so you have to go back and take a second listen. If Twin Perils cut down on some of the tracks this would be infinitely be a more solid release. Overall, a huge step up from their last album.