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

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"My rhymes be the tightest like bones with arthritis"

One Be Lo aka OneManArmy (Binary Star) - S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M.

1. Intro (1:37)
2. the UNDERground (2:53)
3. enecS eht no kcaB (3:35)
4. Questions f. Abdus Salaam & Charmaine Gibson (1:47)
5. Oggie (1:36)
6. Propaganda (2:40)
7. the Ghetto (4:09)
8. Axis (3:04)
9. Sleepwalking feat. Ka Di (4:05)
10. True Love f. Decompoze (4:14)
11. interlude (0:17)
12. Used 2 Be Fly (4:39)
13. Deceptacons (3:26)
14. Can’t get enough f. Magestik Legend (4:55)
15. Assassinations (0:47)
16. Evil of Self f. Abdus Salaam (4:23)
17. the Future (3:25)
18. E.T. (3:36)
19. the capital IST (0:56)
20. Rocketship (4:23)
21. Unparalleled f. Magestik Legend (4:07)
22. Follow my lead (4:01)

If you downloaded Masters of The Universe by Binary Star, you'll love this one. This is One Be Lo, or better known as OneManArmy of Binary Star. Although the duo broke up, One Be Lo brings major heat to the table. His rhymes are just as articulate without Senim Silla. Each track has a deeper meaning. For example the track Evil of Self, talks about all the evils of life such as greed, envy, and anger. Then there are tracks that are just crazy rhyme spitting/show of skill, such as Rocketship. Many verses in this album have double meanings. For example:
Skills sharper these days, these emcees
still bitin, still barkin, still talkin real garbage
Explains why I'm feelin so trash bag, Glad
I get the last laugh, you get the half mast flag
Bent cash, quick fast, these rappers phony
Thinkin this craft/Kraft is all about the cheese macaroni

- One Be Lo; Rocketship
S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M. is an album for the ages. Don't sleep on this one.

Get It!


The Break King said...

No offense, but his raps are nothing special. He is just a punch line rapper. It is a bit gimmicky in my opinion. Not exactly the tongue twisting metaphors that I would consider great.

Optimus Prime said...

haha thats cool everyones got their own opinion. I really like him. Did you like Binary Star's Masters of the Universe at least?

The Break King said...

You got me there. I've had that album for roughly 6 years....and it's great. One.Be.Lo and Senim Silla did come together and make a great great record. IMO, it's an album that was a little overrated, but that's only due to the fact that its hailed as a top Hip-Hop album.

That album is incredibly good though.

Optimus Prime said...

haha yeah Its pretty incredible. thanks for your input bro, i love to get other peoples opinions and thoughts.