Here I want to talk about records that are too underappreciated, unknown in my opinion and maybe some are really forgotten, since there is so much music out there and due to the internet it is getting more daily.
As I often said, Iam not good at describing music or movies, not that I can’t see brilliance when it is there in whatever way but for me it is mostly about the feeling.
So yeah, sometimes I won’t say much at all or just a few things. It is more important for me to let people know about a particular album.
So for the first entry I chose MF Grimm’s debut album „The Downfall Of Ibliys: A Ghetto Opera“.
I guess he is most famous because of his collaborations with the late MF DOOM. Overall MF Grimm is really an overlooked MC and at least some of this projects deserve more attention in my eyes and his debut is one of these projects.
Speaking of the late MF DOOM, he produced about most of this album (plus he also has a few guest spots here) and it probably would be a lie to say the album doesn’t profit from that a lot. Not to say that MF Grimm is a weak rapper. Let me put it like this: Flow wise and technically he isn’t the most amazing rapper, although tracks like „Together“ show that he can kick some nice flows. He is a solid rapper on the technical side of things. On the other side I often or mostly like listenening to him and what he has to say. I have more sympathy for what he says than for his delivery, although it is really solid as I already said. That being said, he also isn’t the most cryptical rapper, but some tracks surly make u dig a little deeper or checking the lyrics, if you are not a native speaker and don’t get everything on a first listen.
So yeah, on the musical side we mostly have MF DOOM and he really does is thing here, no throwaway beats. He really gave MF Grimm some great beats here and fans of his production style will surly love them. His guest verses are great too. I especially love the two tracks „Voices Part 0″(MF Grimm’s part) and „Voices Part 1“ (MF DOOMs part), they share the same beat but somehow I really like the small transition.
So Iam gonna stop here. For me this is a really good album from start to finish and it is hard to even pick a lot of favorite tracks since it is a very consistent listen from start to finish. Probably only the track „Teach The Babies“ isn’t all that appealing, especially delivery-wise. Also, with a running time of about 47 minutes it also doesn’t take too much of your time.
So yeah, if you have the chance I would definitely recommend to dig this album.
01. Alpha (feat. Count Bass D)
02. Time And Space
03. Life And Death
05. Foolish (feat. Megalon & MF DOOM)
07. Break Em Off
08. Rain Blood (feat. Megalon)
09. Voices Pt. 0
10. Voices Pt. 1 (feat. MF DOOM)
11. Yes You Are (It’s Only A Movie)
13. To All My Comrades14. Howl
16. Teach The Babies
17. Omega / Chicken Little