5 Reasons Why You Should Buy...: "Perfect Timing": "What Better Way To Mark The Anniversary Of [2Pac's] Death?"
Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011 3:30PM
[With the new release of 2Pac's Outlawz's new Perfect Timing album, group member E.D.I. Mean gives you his Top 5 reasons to cop the Shakur-themed LP.]
1. Picture Us Rolling
The top reason why you should go get it is because I said so. E.D.I. Mean is telling you to go and get that album. September 13th. It's the perfect timing. What better way to mark the anniversary of my homeboy's death than by dropping something positive? This is a positive album from his homies. This is turning a negative to a positive. I would be lying if I said we wrote this out and went to execute it. We kind of just came together. We knew we wanted to do an album and we knew it was time to drop something new. We had done some independent little things but there hadn't been a full album from the Outlawz. So when we started recording, we were just doing songs. But then we did a song called "Perfect Timing" and that kind of sparked everything.
2. Toss It Up
This marks the return of Hussein Fatal to the group after 15 years. He's a beast. Period. That's all I can say about that dude. He's a beast. Lyrically, vocally, we just got that much better. It was touch and go in the studio at first. He had been out of the group for so long; I felt in the beginning like we kind of had to find our chemistry again. We really went in on this. It's almost like we picked up where we left off.
3. Us Against The World
We have production on here from a lot of up-and-coming talent. We've got some top-notch production on this album. After we did the song "Perfect Timing", we really started putting together an album and it was coming together really organically. The songs really started flowing. Even though we had a couple of bangers in the beginning, "Perfect Timing" really gave us a focus and where we were going with the album. It sets the tone and is the first song on the album.
4. Ambitionz As A Ridah
We've got Tech N9ne on there. Tech N9ne is the top independent artist in the rap game right now. We respect his music, his grind and he respects ours, I'm sure. That's another reason to go get it. We've been knowing Tech N9ne for a while. Tech N9ne, if I'm not mistaken, he was under a different name on the Gang Related soundtrack. That's a little known fact that a lot of people don't know. I don't know if he was going to be on Death Row or what but I started hearing about him back [in the 1990's] and then he started f*cking with my homeboys. So we've always been knowing about him. We even did a few shows with him but had never gotten into the studio together.
5. So Many Tears
The number five reason is because you're not going to be able to get a whole variety of music and emotion in one project. You're not going to be able to party, reminisce, think about some future plans, past mistakes, all that in one album. Pac really led the way to the emotional side of rap. He was the first person, I believe, to really bare his soul whether it was good or not. I think we learned a lot from that. We were already those kinds of artists anyway, but Pac really helped developed us and after he passed, we kept at it and got better on our own. I can't imagine putting an album out about one thing, just one emotion. We're the types of dudes that are going to give you the highs and the lows.
You Decide. Will you purchase Perfect Timing?
Check out the LP below: