Souls of Mischief Montezuma's Revenge
Despite not having dropped a group album in almost a decade, Souls of Mischief still have enough gusto to keep hip-hop heads listening. No, SOM's latest effort, Montezuma's Revenge, is not as consistently surprising as their classic debut, 93 ‘Til Infinity, but just because they don't outdo themselves doesn't mean members Opio, Phesto, Tajai, and A-Plus don't sound noticeably reinvigorated here. With guidance from veteran producer Prince Paul, this mid-tempo opus reminds us what a well thought-out group album should sound like—goofy skits and all. The durable drums, claps, and melodic loops from Paul provide the foundation for these MCs to reflect on hip-hop life ("Tour Stories") and juggle multiple topics ("You Got It") without showing signs of age.
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