The album’s conceit is simple: Grip Grand is broke. Not reliving an arduous, crime-filled youth, not a rags-to-riches millionaire–just broke.
A coming-of-age tale in album form that’ll even excite a casual hip-hop/rap listener. Exile’s beats are refreshing and pair well with the young and talented west coast rapper, Fashawn. Appearance’s by Evidence, Aloe Blacc and samples of The Doors and Black Star only add to the splendor of this already fantastic album.
Gorilla Manor is outstanding for four reasons. First, the drums. It’s not too often you hear an album where the drums are so far forward in the mix, mostly because it will typically distract from the melodic instruments. In this case, drummer Matt Frazier creates unique beats that deserve to stand out and don’t distract.
It’s not easily digested, that’s for sure. P.O.S.’s 3rd album, Never Better, is and will be the most abrasive piece to make the list of albums you need to hear before you die. I know it’s not for everyone; P.O.S. does too and therein lies the beauty. Best characterized by his lyrics in one of ...