Cyrus Tha Great makes a monster collaboration with an army of independent rappers with King Kong Ain’t Got Shit On Me, the latest from the rapper and track-mixer. Released earlier this year, the project already has a large fan following.
The album ranges from tracks inspired by old-school rap of the Notorious B.I.G era to a more recent style laced with some reggae inspiration. The subject matter tends to be generic of rap artists (a sort of new world order mixed with the struggles of street life), but coupled with the synths, it gives life to classic rap. It’s refreshing since most rap today dwells on repetition and obligatory female vocals. Cyrus Tha Great remembers the meaning of rap as poetry in motion with a hypnotic backbeat.
That isn’t to say that some of these tracks don’t fall in line with the rap clichés of today, but the namesake sake ‘King Kong Ain’t Got Shit On Me’, as short as it is, represents the musical prose in a very raw form.
Cyrus Tha Great’s album ranges with a variety of different sounds, largely depending on the artist he’s mixing with. This ensures a niche style for every rap fan who approaches this album with an open mind – chances are, there’s a track you can take away from this album and can call your favourite.
Wanna kick back to some classic style rap? Check out Cyrus Tha Great’s music through his website, www.boombapheroes.com. For more on Tha Great’s career, go to his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter.