Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Boomin Words From Hell
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Metal
The Unholy Poetry's For All the Suicidalists!
Kalie A. Gipson | 12/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's amazing how one MC can stay in the game for so long but at the same time be so unknown to many Hip Hop fans. Well, Esham has done that. The Unholy Godfather of Acid Rap has been doing this for some 15 years now, and this album, Boomin Words From Hell, is one of his very own classics. The album was originally released in 1990 I think (I may be wrong, this is a re-issue) when he was around 15 years of age. To record such an album at 15 is definitely a major accomplishment, whether the masses feel it or not. Since this album, Esham has recorded many more, not including his albums with Natas. Esham is surely a legend in the Acid Rap scene, especially since he basically created it.
The whole album is good almost from start to finish. Some of my favorites are "My 9 Rhymes" where Esham talks about how he got worse and worse as he grew into adolescence, "The Devil's Groove", which has an exceptional beat and a nice flow and lyrics, and "4 All The Suicidalist's", which has him stating that he raps for the suicidalists, no matter how many titles he kicks. Tracks like "Dream Girl" showcase his storytelling abilities to perfection. "Knockin Em Dead" has some really good samples on the beat, and the whole track flows really well. Other great tracks are "Wish U Was Down", "Word After Word", "Some Old Wicked Sh*t", "Cross My Heart", and Amen Another Sin". Almost the whole album is great. The only two songs I don't really care for are "True", which is your average song dedicated to reefer, "Kissing Bandit", which I hate for my own reasons, and "P***y Ain't Got No Face", which again I don't care for for my own reasons. But 13 good tracks out of 16 is still a damn good job compared to albums dropped recently which have like 3 good tracks outta 18. So this album is still almost perfect.
This is great for you if you don't like the bubblegum pop rap on the radio. Esham should be the famous one among all these idiots. Esham's still boomin with his latest release which dropped just last April. You should pick up every Esham album you find though, because they seem really rare these days and they are well worth the $20 or the $15 that you may pay for them. Esham the Boogie Man is one of the realest rappers left. Pick this up when you see this. 4.5 stars.
He Was A Kid!
J. Ronthi | Washington, DC USA | 12/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD comes highly recommended as one of the most original of all time.
Even if you hate it, give Esham a lot of credit for inventing a genre and being so original at such a young age. That has alwways been hard to come by.
This album has a plethera of outstanding tracks, a few that hold up very well, even today.
"For All The Suicidlists"; "Word After Word," and others."