Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Meta P - Edison's Ink - Review


I grew up in the silver age of hip-hop (I just came up with that one but its good, no?).  I remember driving in my first car listening to tapes of Wu-Tang and KRS-One.  When I was in 8th grade for Hanukah my mother bought me a new stereo (also my first cd player).  There was a smaller gift stuck on top. I ripped it open.  It was a copy of GZA’s Liquid Swords.  That may not mean a lot to most people but the stereo lasted me through college and the CD is still in my car.  One person I can tell this also meant a lot to is Meta P. 

Meta P’s album sounds like a love letter to the silver age of hip-hop music.  It plays like a series of classics from Helter Skelta, and Redman. It even has a great interlude that had me laughing as much as the Don Rodriguez sketch on Liquid Swords.  I was surprised because this album plays for pop culture geeks too.  Edison’s Ink is a series of complex references to classic horror films of the 70s and 80s.  So if you dig horror flicks this record had lots of tricks and treats for you.

This album will be unfortunately interpreted as a horror core album.  After about 2 plays I really connected it.  In fact I was blasting it in my office the other day without realizing it my boss was over my shoulder, I was that into the album.

This record plays best for geeks like me but fans of classic hip-hop with give this record so much love too.  The single will definitely be RI Red that track is insane.  RI Red feels like a classic ensemble track off of Wu-Tang Forever.  You can pick up the album on Amazon and iTunes today!!!




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