C-Rayz Walz The Year of the Beast
- Words: James Mayo
- Label: Definitive Jux
Def Jux‘s most underrated lyricist contests the idea that freestyle champs can‘t make quality records. In the past, sub-par production has marred the Bronx native‘s efforts. This time, he chooses beats that better complement his gritty delivery. Longtime affiliate Belief delivers a pulsating dub sound on "Pink," which features Jean Grae. The Welfare Poets craft a grimy vibe for C-Rayz and M-1 of Dead Prez to pontificate on the pros and cons of dealing "Black Soap." And tracks like "Blackout," which cleverly examine racial identity issues, prove that there is more to C-Rayz‘s raps than knockout punchlines.
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