Thursday, February 24, 2011
RETURN OF THE DEVILS SON
New Big L! Some of it's really good too. Nobody could insult you quite like Big L. Just like John Swartzwelder books are the purest sort of comedy writing, basically just a string of gags, L's verses are the purest of battle raps, just an endless series of setups and punchlines, and they all fall perfectly in rhythm and make you go 'oooooooh' at how good the last punchline was while he's setting up the next.
Unfortunately he got murdered in '99 so he can't make any actual new records, but fortunately lots of this unreleased material is vintage DITC produced boombap from the early 90's, and the sounds are much more sympathetic to his flow than the kind of beats he was rapping over toward the end of his life.
Here's a couple tastes from the new release...
Devils Son From Lifestyle