Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Even though there have been several shifts throughout the Justus League since their emergence into the hip-hop scene, they are still one of my favorite rap crews. I like some crew members better than others, but overall they have been pretty consistent. One of the original, but overlooked League affiliates that goes by the name Median has finally released his long awaited debut album ‘Median’s Relief’ for all to hear. While most Justus League fans may have totally forgotten about Median, I have been waiting patiently for this release. Personally, I have enjoyed all of his prior releases, and this new album is no exception. Median has never claimed to be the best on the microphone, but he plays his position well. Lyrically he solid and I appreciate his simple, yet relative subjects that he raps about. While many of the Justus Leaguers get most of their beats from the usual suspects like 9th Wonder, Nicolay and Khrysis, Median seems to have a knack at picking some of their better production for himself. His beats may not be better overall, but Median knows how to choose the production that best compliments his delivery. The rap world would be a better place if every rapper did the same.

Median’s latest release takes our ears back to the early days of the Justus League. Before the split up of Little Brother and the Khrysis comment that Nicolay wasn’t really a true member of the Justus League. Back when HipHopSite.com was the only outlet on the internet to get Justus League music! ‘Median’s Relief’ is a nice mixture of old and new material. The older songs are tracks that were never officially released, except on some of the earlier out of print mixtapes that actually set this whole hip-hop movement off. Median handles most of the lyrical duties throughout the album except for limited guest appearances by Chaundon, L.E.G.A.C.Y., Spectac and Joe Scudda. Even with all of the diverse subject matter that is present on this album, it still managed to keep my head bobbin’ throughout. So, if you are a true Justus League fan, then put your ears on this new Median for sure. An always remember that the League is what you need!!


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