Music 2 Ride 4
Imagine the passion of Tupac, the fiery vocals of Chuck D, the raw rebelliousness of Ice Cube, the linguistic mastery of Dre 3000 and the flow of The Nile River itself infused into one M.C. He is known as Mr. Bellicosity. It's 2008 and the flow has sharpened since his solo debut in 2004 titled 'Bite Marx'. The pockets are fatter and the swagger is in the heavens. It's time for Music 2 Ride 4. This album encompasses the dynamic personality of Mr. Bellicosity. In the title track 'Music 2 Ride 4', he answers Nas' claim that Hip Hop is dead with 'They say that hip hop is dead then I must be Jesus Christ! Here to resurrect the industry and give it life! Gimme 3 days and I'll raise the bar above the cash and cars! My flow come from the stars!' Socially-conscious rhymes permeate the entire album but they reach their boiling point on songs like "Sugar 2 Da Burbs', "We R This Music" and "Life Ain't Sweet" While calling for the heads of dirty politicians and cops alike, Mr. Bellicosity can't escape the dichotomy of his Gemini zodiac sign on this effort. He lays out his "hood" resume and street prowess on the street bangers "Just Happen 2 Rap", "Turn Some Corners", "Walk In Peace" and "It's All Gotta Go". While his laid back alter-ego comes across in the songs "I'm Gone Chicago', which expresses his love and hate of the city he now calls home and "Riding High", which CHRONICles his travels across the country at 'high' altitudes. The ladies aren't forgotten with songs they can bob and bounce like "I Have 2 Go", "Make Dat Bass Thump" and "I'm So Fly I'm So Smooth". All in all, this 21 track work of art paints the world seen through the eyes of Mr. Bellicosity in vivid detail. You're gonna dig it! And you might learn something in the process.