If I were to describe underground rap’s current mood in one word, it would be “exasperated;” from Auto-tune to tight pants to dance-themed hits, there are countless topics that seem to leave those below the mainstream radar constantly stressed. Booth favorite Nino Bless has also Had It Up to Here, but his gripes aren’t quite the same ones that have so many others steamed—no, scratch that: he has all the same gripes, plus several dozen more, some of which contradict one another. This mixtape leak finds Bless venting his dissatisfaction with everything in the industry (and beyond) over a piano-synth beat by Engineer—as he admits on the back end, he’s even sick of himself! Plenty of Bless’ barbs hit home, but those who listen closely may detect a satirical edge; while railing against the game, he also seems to be poking fun at himself and other rappers with a tendency to accentuate the negative. Those who like the cut of this Booth favorite’s jib should stay tuned for Latin Marksman 2 and Madlib collabo The Nomads, both slated to drop prior to the fall release of Untold Scriptures 2.
Written by richard on 08/9/09
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"Third Degree ft. Nino Bless, Saigon & Crooked I" (2008)
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