Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ready For War?

It’s been quite some time since any body’s heard from the State Prop chain gang, but that’s all changing with the release of their new album just over the horizon. Over the past couple of years there has been controversy within the group, which ultimately stemmed from Sigel’s allegations that Prop members didn’t support him during his prison sentence. Thankfully, that outlook was put to bed and Sigel began to work on the new album with seemingly no problems. “Ready For War” has Young Chris, Beans, and Freeway rhyming over a looming funk beat built with a sampled reggae hook. The feeling of desperation, anger, and purpose still lie at the core of the Philadelphia rappers’ lyrics, and as usual, it sounds on point and hard-hitting. If the rest of State Prop’s new album is along these lines rap enthusiasts definitely have something to look forward to.

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