1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Excellent, Pure Modern Hip Hop (Alternative Rap) From MC Shinoda,
This review is from: The Rising Tied (Audio CD)
Really good album from one half of Linkin Park's vocal team!
This is a FULL Hip Hop/Alternative Rap release so don't expect guitars or anything that like Linkin Park's material.
Having said that, it's got more than enough bite and aggression to impress the Rock/Metal crowd and it's fresh and inventive from the Hip Hop POV.
Good lyrics, GREAT production, really melodic tunes with good instrumentation. And a real class tune in Kenji, written about Mike Shinoda's family & their experiences during World War 2 (Shinoda is Japanese American). It's not a pro Japan song or anything like that, it simply deals with the internment of Japanese Americans on American soil, during the conflict. Very interesting!
Fans of It's Goin' Down should enjoy the 'attitude' of this album...