Released 24 years ago today, it still stands the test of time as one of the greatest hip-hop albums ever produced. Even now in 2017, Ghostface Killah’s bars and RZA’s masterful production ring true and have become staples of the genre.
As a big fan of Sam Smith’s debut album, it is immensely disappointing to hear him go down such a beige route with this album and I believe that the mastery of his first project was ultimately his downfall here.
Using alliteration and assonance like he is sitting a GCSE English exam, DOOM spits pure flames over every single beat given to him and comes out looking like an absolute genius, which he undoubtedly deserves while sitting atop of his throne as rap’s wordplay king.
Released in November of 2010, it proved to the world that Kanye was untouchable, he was an artist to end all artists and the king of kings in the music business.
These are my quick thoughts on some of September’s album releases, coming from the likes of The Killers, Foo Fighters and Macklemore.