Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Labtekwon - Population Control: Wrath of the Black Eniggma (Ankh Ba Records)
Labtekwon, being one of the most prolific MCs in Baltimore history, is always flooding the market with new music. And he did something unique with his MySpace page last year, debuting new songs on the page. After getting requests about the unreleased tracks, as he explained on his blog, he decided to release them as an exclusive download-only album through the Paypal link on the page. So this is basically a whole new album that isn't available in stores anywhere. He's even offering package deals of downloads of 4 albums for $22. It kinda feels less like a unified sound or concept than his albums usually are, but it's still about him really being in his own world and sounding like nobody else. The 410 Pharoahs, Lab's Baltimore club project with DJ Booman and Jimmy Jones, should be dropping this year too, I think. Labtekwon's been hosting a Baltimore's best MC competition every Friday this month, the last two nights of it are this week and next week.
Labtekwon - "Black Eniggma" (mp3)
This is the last track on the album and it's one of my favorites, real catchy hook.