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If every hero requires a theme song, I'm calling first dibs on Homeboy Sandman's poetic tantrum in the slight chance fate ever calls for me to don a cape and rescue humanity from unforeseen apocalypse. Despite its apathetic tone, 'I Do Whatever I Want' is a triumphant proclamation of superiority. Mr Familiar's leisurely paced instrumental captures a quirky humor that often gets lost in translation on Sandman's wordier records.
When I last spoke with Quelle Chris, he expressed frustration with the culture of dickridership embraced by modern rap fans. It's a notion I can personally relate to, as it's difficult to even discuss music in 2012 without the discourse regressing to a tally of arbitrary wins and losses premised on affiliations, record sales, and financial security. 2Dirt4TV's title track provides a soundtrack for the aforementioned sentiment. Even at his most resentful, Quelle possesses an intangible charm and sincerity that evokes empathy rather than animosity.
(Wu Block; 2012)
In retrospect, poor misguided critical reception to the marginally underrated Apollo Kids developed into a full-fledged self-fulfilling prophecy. Since announcing the forthcoming Wu Block album on 2011's Rock The Bells Tour, Ghost and Sheek have released a multitude of haphazard collaborations, all of which feature the most uninspired performances of Dennis Cole's career. The tenebrous atmosphere of 'Shrooms' finally breaks this vicious cycle of mediocrity. While not quite as engaging as D-Block's contribution to The Pretty Toney Album, this is certainly a step in the right direction considering the duos recent slump.