Onyx
#WakeDaFucUp


4.0
excellent


Release Date: 03/18/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An exercise in testosterone, only hampered by the hashtag

It's been a long wait, but now Onyx is back, and they still are kicking *ss. Onyx is a hardcore group straight out the Upper East(NYC). Their main thing is old-school hip-hop, except more badass. What makes them so badass? I'm going to answer that with another question:how many rappers are able to remain threatening after making a Looney Tunes reference? Answer: 2:Stickyfingaz, because he's in that upper level of hardcore; and Tyler the Creator, because he's f-cking creepy.

Every song is musical thunder and the beats harken back to that old-school East-Coast feel combined with Onyx's trademark reckless energy that could wake anyone up within seconds, and the choruses, as expected, are of that fist pumping variety where Onyx as a group chants, or more appropriately, MANts with such power that Billie Joe Armstrong might actually re-grow a pair from listening to this.

However, there are problems, mainly, nobody's on the intro, which automatically makes it gay. There's also a hashtag of all things on the title. Which makes it seem like Onyx is trying to make themselves more feminine as if their testosterone will overflow and turn them into the big bulging mutation from Akira(which would be awesome). And that's legitimately about it.

All in all, this is a rare hip-hop album will make you it's b*tch, the only way it could've been manlier would be if it was from Finland. Also: it's free.

http://stickyfingaz.bandcamp.com/album/wakedafucup



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SharkTooth
April 9th 2014


13435 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Feature this

SharkTooth
April 9th 2014


13435 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Troll negs, gotta love 'em

HolidayKirk
April 9th 2014


1721 Comments


That hashtag in the title is the saddest shit I've ever seen.

SharkTooth
April 9th 2014


13435 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I know, Onyx is a hardcore hip-hop group, they have no business with hashtags

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
April 9th 2014


4237 Comments


What makes the, so badass? I'm going to answer that with another question:how many rappers are able to remain threatening after making a Looney Tunes reference? Answer: Stickyfingaz.


so wait how does he remain threatening after a looney tunes reference? it's not entirely clear from this. plus I'm sure Tyler the Creator or someone could do that and still be kinda threatening

(incomplete sentence notwithstanding obvs)

RoyalImperialGuard
April 9th 2014


1569 Comments


Feature this (2)

SharkTooth
April 9th 2014


13435 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@brostep

1.because he is awesome enough to do that

2.I'll add Tyler

SharkTooth
April 9th 2014


13435 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fixed

WatchItExplode
April 9th 2014


4301 Comments


SLAM!

duh duhduh

SharkTooth
April 9th 2014


13435 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@Snide I am being 87.999% serious in this review,



the only not-so-serious part would be the one with Billie Joe Armstrong, because his future in manliness is quite uncertain.

Dylan620
April 9th 2014


2241 Comments


Hashtags need to leave music forever. Unless they're used in some way that's brilliantly ironic, in which case it's (somewhat) excusable.

Digging: Elliott Smith - Figure 8

SharkTooth
April 9th 2014


13435 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Hashtags need to leave music forever. Unless they're used in some way that's brilliantly ironic, in which case it's (somewhat) excusable."

What's especially sad is that these guys have been active for 20 years, and haven't changed for the worse (in this album) in any sort of way, EXCEPT for that stupid hashtag



SharkTooth
April 9th 2014


13435 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I apologize for spelling mistakes, my iPad has a horrid spell-checker which fucks with everything

bloc
April 9th 2014


37771 Comments


Bacdafucup is amazing but this wasn't that great

Digging: Fluke - Puppy

SharkTooth
April 9th 2014


13435 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's really good for a comeback album though

bloc
April 9th 2014


37771 Comments


Yeah that's true

Jips
April 10th 2014


1139 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I enjoyed this...



Sticky has some great lines.



"I SCREAM SO MUCH, I TYPE IN ALL CAPS, YALL COULDNT FUCK WITH ME IF I WAS WRITING YOUR RAPS!"

ILiveInNetherlands
April 10th 2014


512 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Fuck yeah, this is how all the reviews must be done. If you think that this review is rough, go listen to the album and you will feel Shark's attitude.

SharkTooth
April 10th 2014


13435 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You got that right!

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
April 10th 2014


6386 Comments


niggas that take no for an answer get told no
yeah i been told no but it was more like noo NO NOOO!
life a bitch man she'll fuck you if you let her
better come better than better to be a competitor
dugndanndsgudnana the cheddar's increda
settle vendetta with metal beretta from ghetto to ghetto
evidence NOPE never leave a shred of
i got the soul of every rapper in me
(ILLEST VOCALS EVER) love me or hate me(/ILLEST VOCALS EVER)
my moms got raped by the industry and made me!
i'm the illest nigga ever, i told you
i get more pussy than them dyke bitches total
want beef nigga? pffft better dead that shit
my name should be (SUPER DOPE VOCALS)can't believe that nigga said that shit!(/SUPER DOPE VOCALS)
dugndsnakdgnenand but i'll kill em myself
got dfkafjklgsakgnal dfksaldjfdksalf on the kitchen floor
so think what i'ma do to you, have done to you
(real as FUCK)got niggas in my hood who'll do that shit for a blunt or two(/real as FUCK)
whatchu gonna do cocksucka we glock bustas
til the cops fjkdlsangdklangkelag blockbusters
round the clock hustlers, you cannot touch us
i'm gettin wires niggas wantin me dead, wantin my head
you think it could be somethin i said?



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