5 Reasons Why You Should Buy...: RICANstruction: The Black Rosary: "You Can Almost Walk Through Everyday Life Quoting Things From The Album To Keep You From Screaming"
Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 12:05AM
[With his long-awaited The RICANstruction: The Black Rosary album finally available, West Coast rap veteran Chino XL gives SOHH readers his top five reasons to cop the new LP.]
1. Music Is My Savior
I would say the first reason is because this album is for any lover of music, in any genre. What people have to realize is that it all comes from the pen. It's all starting from a writer's perspective, especially as per literature, I think anybody who likes a challenge, wordplay or stories that can take you somewhere, I think this album does that.
2. Lyrical Assassins
I think it's a perfect vessel for anybody who is interested in the lyricist renaissance that we've got going on right now. You've got Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap dropping new music. You've also got Slaughterhouse on a new large platform and they're completely made up of lyricists. There's a resurgence going on right now that brings us back to the Golden Era. I just really feel like my album is on the curve of that.
3. I Write Rhymes & I Write Checks
I'm just a writing machine. It comes down to me really wanting this album to be right. I also wanted the timing to be right. I was waiting until I felt like it was the right time. You also deal with a lot of other people's schedules when it comes down to business. It may have been a situation where I had to wait for a mix when I needed it or a certain file wouldn't work or get sent to me on my schedule. We're talking about two and a half hours of music. Most movies are an hour and a half.
4. Pump Up The Volume
A fourth reason you should buy the album is because of the sheer volume in the amount of music. For a purchase point, you're going to have the longevity of the album. Think about how long it will be able to stay in your truck. Think about how long it's going to be able to stay in your iPod. Think about how long it's going to be able to stay in your computer. That's a lot of time. You have so many songs to choose from. You can really last it.
5. Quote Me
The fifth reason is because there are so many quotes on this record. It's not really coming from me, it's coming from the people I shared this with. You can almost walk through everyday life quoting things from the album to keep you from screaming.
You Decide. Will you purchase The RICANstruction: The Black Rosary?
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