February 25, 2015

C-9 - Lyrical Legend (1999)


Straight fire. All the way through. No time is wasted on intros, outros, or interludes, probably because this is more of a compilation than an actual solo tape (a number of these tracks are on the Manson Family's tapes). Tommy Wright is on his fucking game as both a producer and rapper, but C-9 and the other Street Smart guys are just scorching (also dope features from Al Kapone and Cocane Wayne to round this out). Every element of making a fresh verse is executed perfectly; the timing in the punchlines, chanted hooks, accelerations, tradeoffs, and interchanges with the instrumentals are unbeatable. One of the hottest Memphis tapes out there. Listen to it!

Sample 

Lyrical Legend