The Stop

"I spit that uptown-body-rock-rolley-hop, and will a nigga ever shut me down? prolly not. Cause ever since I was a young lad I crushed emcees, kickin' ass takin' names at the trolley stop."

- Jay Electronica

Saturday, August 30, 2008

"I do still love H.E.R to death"

Canto I - While You Were Sleeping

1. 6:00 AM
2. They Think They Know
3. One Two
4. Pardon The Dust
5. The Flats
6. Same Ole' Thing
7. To the Sky! (ft. Has-lo)
8. I Do Still Love H.E.R.
9. Death Connection
10. Current Status (ft. Lacy Redhead)
11. While You Were Sleeping
12. Progress
13. Lets Get Up (ft. Tree woodz)
14. Ps (Note to Self)

Remember
those 2 brothers from Vegas I told you about? They're back with another amazing self-production entitled While You Were Sleeping. Canto I is not known to anyone...only a few heads have been actually graced with their music, and I am here to give you the opportunity to culture yourself haha. Their music is defined simply as "headphone music". This album is very insightful in many ways, as Canto I speaks on life, the music industry, etc. Canto I comes with their usual head bobbing boom-bap beats, and their extreme lyrical capacity. One thing that surprised me was their use of the concept track. In the song I Do Still Love H.E.R. they tackle the classic concept of using a metaphorical woman to describe their love for Hip Hop as in Common's I Used to Love H.E.R. In Death Connection they play around with the concept of addiction and the evils of drugs by describing a relationship between the dealer and the addict. They also use the same concept in The Flats, except the addiction is to gambling. Good stuff. I highly recommend this album, but the thing is I'm not giving you a download link because of their unpopularity. You're going to have to buy this album. Sorry guys. These guys really deserve the support for all their hard work, plus the CD is only $9.99 and it comes with some cool art work and what not. You can preview most of the tracks after the jump to decide whether you'll buy it or not.

Get It!

1 comment:

Francis Vallejo said...

yo, thanks for the pete philly, i dont think i have that

i think the cool kids jacked the using-your-mouth-to-make-the-snare and-bass concept from "clap kick flow"