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Review - C-Rayz Walz - Ravipops


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C-RAYZ WALZ: Ravipops (The Essence)

Rapping since age five in Hip-Hop Mesopotamia (the South Bronx), becoming an undie-hop legend on the battle circuit and pushing CDs guerilla style, C-Rayz Walz practically bleeds Hip-Hop. Referencing Super Lover Cee And Casanova Rud, spitting funny-yet-poignant punch lines (“I don’t jerk off no more/ I came empty-handed!”), waxing poetic about the days “before niggas learned gun-fu,” and dispatching a distinct flow that eschews overcomplicated head-alienating word labyrinths, Walz remains both undeniably true-school and progressive at every move. “Protect My Family” is as heart-on-sleeve as the title implies, with Walz buying groceries, detailing the disintegration of his misogynist attitudes, and vividly comparing his daughter’s cry to a thunderstorm. Fun, and equally as compelling, is the space disco of “The Lineup,” a posse cut featuring Wordsworth, J-Treds, Thirstin Howl III, Vast Aire, Breezly Brewin and MF Doom “turning study hall into a bloody brawl.” Still hungry, still battling and still enough skills to “drown you with a cup of water,” C-Rayz, swords blazing, lives up to his rhyme-slayer rep.

- Christopher R. Weingarten: CMJ New Music Report

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This is a great album. I watched this guy spit on the mic when I was in New York and he's come a long ways.

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v. cool...thanks for the info

I think you will be an asset to BeatKing

....its all about the music

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MakeNoise is makin' noise already. Thanx for the post...

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the album is great. really refreashing in a time when so much hiphop sucks.

my favorite song is dead buffalos

"thank you, for taking my land and food

thank you, for raping my women putting me in a noose

thank you, for killing my seed, giving me disease and then blaming me, thank you thank you!

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