Boomkat Product Review:
Originally part of the Typical Cats' crew but now two solo albums in for Chicago's always on point G4 label. This third outing is a much more straight down the centre aggro hip hop gem after the wayward and hard listening albums 'The Rubber Duckie Experiment' and 'If It Ain't Been In A Pawn Shop, Then It Can't Play The Blues'. Laying down the beats and music's is upcoming new school producer Maker, who has so far dropped beats for artists like Mestizo, Josh Martinez, Lord 360 and Thawfor. His beats drop hard and heavy, cloaked by small arms fire - an immense talent with the all important funk factor who's about to drrropp! Qwel's lyrics continue to be hard and white hot, dropping rough lyrics and serious topics that demand your attention "but brother's would it kill us to change..." kicks off the lyrics of fury on the wicked 'The "It" In Keeping IT Real', peep the exotic string samples. The intenseness continues on 'Broken Wing', raw yet melodic - then 'The Siren Of Liberty' which is like classic early Anticon, forward hip hop, uncompromising but still respectful to the roots of rap. Two of the dopest highlights are firstly the fast rap duo spot with Mestizo called 'The Network' and then the loosely sparse but direct gunshot splattered madness of 'Capathy', just check the gunshot fire sampling and Meaty Ogre's scratching especially at the close of this track - frightening, sick and megadope as is all of this fifteen track CD. Galapagos 4 seem completely incapable of releasing anything less than surefire dope so cold check this out.