Monday, December 29, 2008

Shackles Off

by Kongcrete

The intent of this site is to write about things that I like, and so I am going to focus on the good parts of this album, which I would say make up a little more than a third of what is given here.

Interestingly, all of the best tracks are not Kong solo outings, but songs which feature some of his Monster Island Czar alumni. When that group gets together, their work is very nice. It would be good to see them do another cd as a group, even without Doom. They should get better producers than Kong has on this album though. The rest of the album runs from bland to ill-advised.

The actual star of this album is Spiega, who completely owns any track he appears on. His smooth, deep flow is a nice balance to Kong's, and I would definitely buy an entire album of collaborations between them. They should pair up into their own version of the Super Flight Chron Brothers, as Spiega's flow reminds me a lot of Billy Woods, and they'd sound great over some Backwoodz Studioz style beats by Bond or Dr. Monokrome.

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