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Mixtape Review: Kool John – $hmopcity

September 5th, 2014 No comments

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Mixtape Review of Kool John – $hmopcity, courtesy of Skinny Friedman

Three diverse decades into rap, haters of all stripes love to harp on the genre’s lack of content. Hip-hop fans know this claim doesn’t hold any weight, but it also doesnt have to. Rap started as party music, guys saying cool-sounding shit over funk breaks at the local function. You don’t have to say anything if you can make nothing sound good (word to Mims!). With that said, Kool John’s $hmopcity rarely leaves the party (and only then to roll one and feel some butts), but still manages to impress.

This is mostly because of the excellent production, handled largely by IAMSU!, P-Lo and other members of The Invasion. The crew is part of the same wave of Cali beatmakers as League of Starz and, of course, DJ Mustard – with no disrespect intended, P-Lo might be best known for producing “Act Right” for Yo Gotti. Fans of DJ Mustard will want to check for tracks like “TBT” and “Chain Swang”. “Quit Cattin” is here too and it still bangs.

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Audio: Kool John Feat. Skipper – Wobble

July 23rd, 2014 No comments

Before he releases $hmopcity this Thursday, Kool John gives us another track from the project that features Skipper. Take a listen to the booty shaking track “Wobble” after the jump and be sure to pick up the tape Thursday.

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