Review Summary: Unapologetic thugs, Killer Reese One and DJ Troublemaker, keep it real
Killer Reese One is a criminal. As he says in his song, Why? Where? What?
, he's "been to the box twice over gangsta s
hit", though as contributor Nathan Flynn points out, the man is currently in jail, meaning he's been incarcerated three times. But not every hood rat is half as talented as this killer rapper. Always in tune and often in your face, this is gangster rap -- not for the faint of heart.
Stop Fucking Playing
is, most would argue, misogynistic, while off the bat, The Lost Art of Killing
shows off Reese's twitch ("But there's only so much testin' I can take before I break and I expose my weapon"). Always intimidating, he loses no time cutting to the chase. Reese has a style that resembles Ludacris
and beats that never stop popping.
For most, however, the album highlight would be Bonfire Sessions
, playing off of motif's from Afroman
's 'Because I Got High'. Taking a break from the pump-up beats, Troublemaker lays down a playfully electronic intro that persists throughout. "I'm not stressin god bless smoke sessions", a welcome 420 friendly change up that is a cult classic among tokers.
Another highlight, Westcoastsynthesizerbeachbumgangstermusic
, is King Fantastic's ode to Los Angeles. Namedropping Venice Beach and Silver Lake, "LA! Clap your hands for this s
hit" is as catchy a refrain as any that have hit LA in years.
Reese is scheduled to be released on April 24, so expect more things from this duo.
( http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2012/03/06/venice-rapper-killer-reese-one-says-facebook-posts-tweets-lyrics-used-against-him-in-court )