R.A.P. Music

5/5

R.A.P. Music

Killer Mike

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

How many times have you heard someone complain that contemporary rap music lacks its modern day Public Enemy equivalent? You've probably said it yourself. We all have. But we need to stop. Yeah, Public Enemy is inviolate and irreplaceable, but Killer Mike's R.A.P. Music is the closest we're going to get to an ideal soundtrack for a Do the Right Thing remake. It's no surprise that the beats come from Brooklyn, courtesy of El-P, a hip hop artist, producer and entrepreneur who is the borough's resident laureate of urban apocalypse. Read more on Last.fm.

  1. gives it a: 4/5

    This Atlanta-meets-Brooklyn beast of an album makes me hopeful that Killer Mike is leading this subset of hip-hop in the right direction. Throwback style with modern production backs up pointed, (mostly) thoughtful lyrics in a combo that begs for repeat spins.

  2. gives it a: 5/5

    Hardcore. Aggressive. Unrelenting. These words describe Killer Mike’s newest release to a T. Coming on the heels of last year’s Pl3dge, R.A.P. Music picks up where the latter left off. Mike discusses political discourse from his view on the porch. Gone are the club hit and womanizing records. They’re replaced with tracks taking aim at Ronald Reagan, the influence of gangs how rap music gives Mike a religious movement. From beginning to end, El-P does damage behind the boards but the spotlight is on Killer Mike…as it should be.

  3. gives it a: 5/5

    In my mind, it’s an instant classic.

  4. gives it a: 4/5

    Really enjoyed this album. the flow is fast and aggressive and never leaves you bored. El-P’s involvement really sold me on this and tied the whole album together.