Laked God and Yak
Butt Pirate Bible Force


3.5
great

Review

by Scuro CONTRIBUTOR (79 Reviews)
November 1st, 2014 | 152 replies


Release Date: 10/30/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: “Butt Pirate Bible Force take you to the next level”

With an interesting combination of tongue-in-cheek lyricism coupled with universally relevant subject matter, Laked God and Yak have certainly produced one “wild, wild ride”. Opening with the sample-laden introductory track appropriately titled ‘Butt Pirate Intro’, the duo dive right into their unique brand of hip-hop, offering an attention grabbing beat complimented by a brief rap verse. A comedic sample announces in a less-than intelligent manner “to my knowledge the penis goes in the vagina”, introducing a comedic quality to the track that is reflected in the rest of the album. The majority of the remaining samples consist of common internet expressions in various unflattering vocal performances, further establishing the light-hearted atmosphere.

Possibly the strongest track, at least in terms of its message, appears directly after the intro. ‘Yes Homo’ addresses the issue of homosexuality and religious belief; a touchy subject for sure, however Laked God and Yak handle it with a smooth simplicity. Lines such as; “Jesus had two daddies / so he don’t give a fuck / if two young dudes wanna suck each other’s’ nuts,” while abrupt and abrasive, carry a no-bullshit approach that simultaneously remains flippant. The slow, industrial-influenced beat works very well with the vocal delivery, as well as the mantra-like hook consisting of “yes homo, yes homo, yes homo, yes!” repeating.

Throughout the album both members maintain a strong lyrical delivery, both vocally and content wise. Of course, the majority of the lines consists of the pseudo-narcissism you’d expect from young hip-hop artists, but on various occasions truly great lyricism arises, such as in the aforementioned ‘Yes Homo’, even if it still carries some immaturity. While ‘Consider Smoking the Dank VVeed’ and ‘DTF’ epitomise the off-topic, macho lyricism, it becomes apparent that Laked God and Yak perform better when the track has a central theme. ‘Love Conquers All’ truly exemplifies that point as well as the writing abilities of the two artists. Although it may be difficult to take completely seriously within the context of the album, the track itself is actually quite a touching love song, and although the gender of the recipient is never specified, lines such as “let’s talk for hours, have a gay old time” as well as the overarching theme of the album itself seem to hint at a same-sex relationship. This track more than any other solidifies the argument being made here and, whether the artists realised it or not, they have created an incredibly strong, socially-relevant track.

One of the album’s greatest qualities lies in its variety. ‘Children of Eams’ successfully prevents monotony, structured as it is around interesting guitar work, whereas the rest of the tracks were built around electronically created beats. It’s also a very energetic song too, compared to the slow tempo and dark atmosphere of ‘Consider Smoking...’ for example. Even though ‘DTF’ and ‘Sorry Brother I Meditate’ disappointingly recycle ideas, this is mainly due to their placement in the album as opposed to bad songwriting, since the formula both tracks utilise has already been done better earlier in the album.

Laked God and Yak have not only crafted an engaging hip-hop album with comedic value; they have also managed to send a message in the process and the impact is made that much greater because of it. The listeners attention is maintained throughout Butt Pirate Bible Force’s running time, and it’s for this reason it becomes such a rewarding listening experience. Despite some immature lyricism, there’s really not much to dislike about the album unless perhaps you’re an extremely conservative individual. In any case, while Laked God and Yak’s debut offering won’t appeal to everyone, hip-hop fans and anyone who has enjoyed either of these two artists’ previous works should definitely find something to enjoy here.



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ScuroFantasma
Contributing Reviewer
November 1st 2014


10805 Comments


Pinch and a punch bitches. This actually kicks ass so check it out here: https://lakedgodandyak.bandcamp.com/releases.

Review comments and criticisms are welcomed as always. Much < 3 Yak and Lakes. Dedicate my 40th to you guys.

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Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
November 1st 2014


14262 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yes homo?





YES!

deathschool
November 1st 2014


21896 Comments


Hmmm

ArsMoriendi
November 1st 2014


21726 Comments


This review is subtly hilarious.

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ScuroFantasma
Contributing Reviewer
November 1st 2014


10805 Comments


If you neg'd I'd like to know why.

Necrotica
November 1st 2014


10583 Comments


Dude, Fripp, your comment is really intense when combined with that avatar

Necrotica
November 1st 2014


10583 Comments


Almost like he'e actually crying out "YEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!"

Phlegm
November 1st 2014


7240 Comments


haha dude that is so extreme

MOJ
November 1st 2014


218 Comments


Good review BROTHa, really enjoying reading it! posed haard, yez pls homo

jagride
November 1st 2014


2782 Comments


another dipshits convention

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Staff Reviewer
November 1st 2014


6283 Comments


This is a good review, pos'd

People need to pull the sticks out of their ass

deathschool
November 1st 2014


21896 Comments


I POSd, for the record.

SharkTooth
November 1st 2014


13751 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Ahh Yes the Community Thread condensed into a single album

Have a pos

Ryus
November 1st 2014


15440 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

my review (before i lost it when microsoft word crashed) was pretty similar to this except it was a 5/5, pos

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emester
November 1st 2014


8163 Comments


the album to shit on all other albums

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Ryus
November 1st 2014


15440 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yes emester i like that rating bb

emester
November 1st 2014


8163 Comments


deserves it. 100% Laked

Ryus
November 1st 2014


15440 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I BE CUDDLIN WIT BLACK DUDES, GET MY BALLS SUCKED LIKE SNACK FOODS

GOT THOSE HATERS TALKIN SHIT BY THEY CAN SUCK MY YAK BOOBS



emester
November 1st 2014


8163 Comments


lyrics that should be studied at universities

Ryus
November 1st 2014


15440 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

lol this is a genuine 4.0 though, actually a very entertaining album



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