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This review is from: Between Heaven & Hell (Audio CD)
WOW what an album!! After six years ''trying to solve the da Vinci code'' to quote a line from the opening track, this really is a modern marvel of an album. From the song writing perspective Q-U has everything following on from the concept of heaven and hell, he crafts wicked vivid descriptive metaphors about god and the devil colliding with one another in their ongoing grand war of good and evil and how life is like for him being caught up in-between it all. These concepts are covered mainly on Paradise and the abyss, Listening Problem, and the title track which happen to be my favorites. Then he swiftly engages on numerous other topics steering away from ''Vengeance is mine'' themes of braggadocio, battle rhymes and guns- which may I add is another classic offering - but more true to his hip hop roots. Discussing store robberies and unnecessary deaths on Mr. Lopez growing up in the crack era and how it affected rap, to solid rhyming and literary devices. On top of that he reforms with his former Arsonists brothers, all barring swell boogie to show some unity and drop some fantastic bars. The production is handled by Q-unique, Necro, Quincey Tones and Al Tarba all creating solid beats and catchy tunes...
I could talk for ages about the high quality of this album!! It really is an album worthy of being right at the top for releases between 2000 - 2010!!! If you liked the Arsonists Crew you cant SLEEP ON THIS ALBUM incredible work put in all round instant CLASSIC go show some support to real hip hop workmanship :)