My dude Guilty Simpson will be releasing his first solo project entitled “Ode To The Ghetto” that hits the streets on March 25, 2008. Stones Throw is taking care of business too with making sure this project is solid. The production is dope with Madlib, Mr. Porter, Black Milk and Oh No handling the majority of the beats. Simpson delivers the goods on this album when it comes to the raw verses as well. He keeps it gritty, street and hilariously clever as always with straight laced witty punch lines and commanding vocal tone. This is what we have come to expect from this emcee, and why we remain such fans of this young man. If you have been hanging around this site like a good internet surfer for any period of time you should be pretty familiar with Guilty’s style, but if not check this track out:
While Guilty is doing his thing-thing reppin' the D, there’s another Detroit local type emcee that goes by Fat Ray who has something planned to get you familiar with his movement as well. The best thing about Fat Ray’s latest project “The Set Up” is that the hottest producer from Detroit right now Black Milk is providing all of the production on the joint! What else can an emcee really ask for? If you can’t get a J Dilla beat to rap over, getting one from Madlib, Black Milk or Mr. Porter is not a bad substitute. Fat Ray has been on the mic for a minute now spitting those street tales that the locals know and love, but now it’s time for Ray to take his career to the next level. Since, Black Milk is a household name in 2008, it makes sense and cents for Ray to do this project right now. After hearing a few tracks from this project it sounds pretty good too. I’m possibly biased though? See, I digs house, soul, reggae, jazz, soft rock, hip-hop and hardcore rap music as well. I enjoy a good raw street type rap record every now and then. It kind of takes me back those early N.W.A. days. So, if you like a little gutta-butta like I do every once in a while be sure to put your ears on both of these albums out when they drop.
Peep this clip before you leave though:
Black Milk featuring Fat Ray