credit: @coleswindell... Let’s make sure we stop today and think about what our freedom really costs. A bunch of brave souls paying the ultimate price so that we may live the way we do. The ultimate sacrifice. We honor and remember them today. Thank You and I’m raising my glass... #MemorialDay 🇺🇸 🙏🏻
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Hard is right! I had high expectations from these 2 OG lyricists but they've still managed to impress me. Some back story; Joel And Crooked are 2/4 members of the disbanded Shady Records supergroup, Slaughterhouse. The group isn't together anymore but I really think Joel and Crooked could form a duo and sell it.
This thing is only 8 tracks long but it feels like an album. I don't mean it feels lengthy. It feels so rich in content. With production from HeatMarkerz and Apollo Brown, the EP is destined to sound amazing, at least sonically. It sounds so Detroit, so Brooklyn and so New York at the same time. It's admirable that both artists are able to sound like their home city without even saying it. They've managed to represent, at least subtlety.
There's no guest artists, except for the hooks. Shout out to MRK SX and Blakk Soul. There's too many acrobatical Quotables on this to mention. Crooked Particularly kills it on "Lose My Mind". He tells a very captivating and emotional story while flexing his pengame to the extremes "They Cut off our electric, extension cord through the window. I borrow my Neighbor's juice just so I can play my Nintendo". Crooked bends words slightly to make them ryhme so smoothly. Joel does this too on the track "Lovely" where he rhymes "my AC is broke, my windows stay open, Mosquitoes take me to church, the pray on me". That's an example of how word blending and flow manipulation can make bars sound so incredibly smooth.
If you're a hip hop head, or more specifically a bar head, you need to hear this EP. It's such a short and easy listen. Joel and Crooked have so much chemistry on this album and they trade bars line nobody's business. They both continue to prove themselves as untouchable lyricists in hip hop.
Most of these events that happen throughout history are all planned false flags created for their agenda. Don’t fall for their bullshit! Are you guys waking up yet??? Cmon people!
We need to come together. Just in case we need to Revolt.
Did you know that the first Memorial Day was celebrated #OTD , May 30, in 1868? On this the original date of Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was first known, we salute the Women in War, both military, civilian, and those stuck somewhere in between. Because as Representative Edith Rogers said in her address to Congress in 1942, "In a total war, there is a very definite place for women in it...To win a total war, every resource, every service must be utilized." #histpresinc ~