In an era when emceeing and hustling seem to be gratuitously interconnected, it has become hard to conclude whose story is real and whose is simply a fictional rags-to-riches tale. Rapper Carlito’s Life of Crimez is easy to understand: using an array of rhythmic wordplay patterns, the Paterson, New Jersey emcee describes the problems that hamper his opportunity to escape the gritty street from 9 to 5. Carlito calls on crooner Shy Boogs for a thought-provoking hook, delivered over a beat courtesy of Omega Productions. Carlito’s debut album, Carlito’s Way: The LP, is expected to be released later this year;
Written by Erica L. on May 15, 2008
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